A useful week, both chassis up and running so on to the bodies.
My first concern was the buffers. The whitemetal ones supplied are ok, but they are solid and they don’t have a footstep. Magnifying the best available picture of the D11a I am sure that they did have a welded on footstep. So I opted to use a L+Y buffer which is very close in shape to the CR one and solder a footstep to it. More solid than the whitemetal one, and of course it will give me working buffers.
Here is one in progress.
The body itself just requires handrails, door handles and lamp irons. A coat of grey primer shows the odd spot that needs a bit of fettling.
Lastly I spent a happy evening making the safety chains.
Well, off to the paint shop.