My entries for the environment concept phase of the Wild West Challenge. The main idea was based around travellers abandoning their trek westward for various reasons but using the wagons they travelled in to establish more permanent homes. The steam tower idea came from a picture of a steam powered fire engine I found while researching and browsing for reference. Seeing that building a railway across america was also a huge part of the era I strenuously linked the two together. The reasoning being they were resourceful folk who had already converted their wagons, why not salvage from that great endeavour too? Mostly, though, I just liked the way the shapes fitted together.