I recently had 2 weeks summer holiday to take care of the little Imp's that run riot round my house, and as we weren't going abroad this year, I thought between the day trips and the endless DIY tasks I'd get a lot more scenery done to the layout and thus hopefully have all the ground scenery complete! Instead I did very little. However what I did do is detail and weather my Crosti 9F which I impulsively bought a few months ago, I found an article in a model railway magazine on detailing the Crosti 9F, so armed with this I acquired Alan Gibson pony truck wheels, some fine brass wire and a Britannia detailing pack. I used the article as more of a guide, I re soldered new rungs in to the ladder which was soul destroying, after this I decided to just fit the Britannia cylinder drain cocks as I didn't fancy soldering up some of my own. I was unable to get the brake gear from mainly trains as recommended in the article as the web site has closed ( as the company may have but I'm not really sure??) so had to forgo fitting the fitting of brake gear, which is very annoying as its an obvious feature that is missing. Probably the most hassle was the steam lance pipe work which I just couldn't get to shape and snuggly fit, also there is always the threat of a gluey mess on the boiler, I followed the pictures carefully and noticed that in the article it went into the boiler just before the 3rd boiler ring from the front, so I followed this, then when I looked at a photo of the real thing it seemed to run the full length of the boiler above another small pipe, which meant taking off the old steam lance fitting I'd made, filling in the small hole I'd drilled in the boiler to accommodate this and re shaping and carefully attaching a new pipe the full length of the boiler, I cut it in places so that it looked like it was going behind the other pipe work that is molded to the boiler. There was few more details I added and changed, front steps, 3 shackle coupling etc. It ain't perfect by a long way but its a railroad model and I'm no expert on Crosti's (also I'm far to young to have seen one!!), I still think its a bargain especially with sound and saves me making the choo choo noises!