Not a lot more to report.
first up the bogie has been almost finished, the frame needed to be lowered by about a mm vs the sub frame. It does still need a tidy up of the inner end of the frames which are not square at the joint between the front frames and the deep part.
I have now given it a final coat of etch primer to seal in the rivets (as an aside I am very impressed with the Archers product
So the model has gone from this
It’s a shame it’s far too cold to airbrush or I would get it painted. Of course if it was to be painted black it would be a lot easier as I find I can spray Halfords satin black a lot colder than I can airbrush...
I have found this photo on the internet showing the loco at withdrawal (I think). So is it green or black? I suspect the former (but hope for the latter).