I had picked up a Cooper Craft GWR diagram V5 'Mink' at my club's swap meet some time back. Decided I would start on it, feeling on-trains but not interested in bringing the iron back out.
I didn't get too far in one evening. I set the top-hat bearings in the W-irons, glued an end to the side. I know I need to alter the bracketry on the solebars. Sadly, apparently an accurate V5 isn't possible with just this kit. Pertinent parts for the DCI or II brakes aren't present. Only a Morton brake is supplied. Shame, though I doubt many stateside would notice. I also couldn't find my fishing weights I use as wagon weights, either. I wanted to have the ballast set up before I needed the floor. I'll have to look some other time.