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Stuart Firth

    It lives! – always the most satisfying part of a build for me is fitting the pickups and seeing the loco move on the layout under its own power for the first time. The photo also shows a replacement brass rear spectacle plate as I wanted it to look like sheet steel and not armour plate. It has coal grilles from Mainly Trains via Wizard, though I had to use 5 bar as the etch doesn’t have a 4 bar version that fitted. The ventilation holes along the top edge were made as rivets in the GW Models press, which were then filed off to reveal small holes. There is a brass cab roof to go with it. The brass pivot wire I made for the trailing wheels wasn’t springy enough, so I need to find some steel or iron wire instead.