So can i ask, If you fitted the motor and box,Then the rear axle would have to come off,so how did you do that with the brake blocks being so close, I ask this as i have done this and my detail was no where as fine as yours and i found if very hard to do, It does not look like you could remove your wheels without bending something, Thanks
It's no problem. As you've seen in the thread, the wheels were on and I had to take them off. It just needs a bit of wiggling to get the wheels out but nothing untoward. Same story with the tender. Getting the wheels on and off is a must for me which is why I always build outside cylinder locos with demountable valve gear and cylinders. If it's not part of the design then I modify to achieve it.