Standard Eight - an unholy marriage
I cut a slot in the rear of the chassis block to accept the mounting pillar under the cab and fitted the two together, or so I thought .... The terminal block on the motor fouled the extreme back edge of the boiler - such a shame as if the motor was 2mm further back it would be in the firebox with no issues. Quite a bit was filed off the terminal block and a little off the inside of the boiler and there was clearance (just!)
I drilled and tapped a new hole 8BA behind the front mounting pillar and the two were together
Next steps? - drill the tender floor to allow the sound to escape and then work out the drawbar. I've got a tender body on the way (thanks 34theletterbetweenB&D) so once I can offer up the tender to the cab I can see where the fixing needs to be. I also need to fabricate the firebox lower and fill a few missing bits of chassis etc.
Looks good in lined black ........