Hi Alan and Nigel,
Thank you for the wise words, some useful information there. You’re right, it makes sense to start off with something a little less taxing. Just unfortunate that the two loco I have for the Southampton dock have outside cylinders, although the E1 was used so I could attempt one of those. Unfortunately, nothing in the EMGS manual sheet for the E1
I would like something so I can test my track laying before I progress too far with it.
Alternatively, I could attempt a South Eastern Fine cast USA tank, initially just a rolling chassis would suffice, a useful gauge to test track quality. Yes, ultimately, I would want to keep as much detail as possible, my lack of skill would be the limiting factor!!