Two steps forward and one back. Made a start on the body work. Goes together quite nicely. All well and good.
Then the smokebox. The instructions did not prepare me for the hassles to come. 'Roll wrapper and fit to boiler. Apply outer wrapper'. OK so I was supposed to prepare the whole thing dry and apply heat. I just about managed to do this with the aid of the RSU on warp 9 and some choice expletives, but the results are not brilliant. The thickness of the boiler tube didn't help. The smell of burnt flesh and wood has just about dissipated from the modelling room. All of this is somewhat irrelevant as I've found the boiler tube won't fit between the side tanks anyway.
Mark 2 will comprise getting hold of some smaller 21/32" tube and making my own thinner wrapper. If I can't reuse the outer wrapper I'll make another with the riveting press.