January 2015 was the last time I did any modelling and Modelu was still a figment of my imagination. I was working out my 3 months notice from my IT job, living in Wales with my mother and spending my evenings trying to get my new 3D printer to work consistently. This Dukedog project was one of the first successes in those early days, with 3D printed top feed, sandboxes and whistles (these are in the product range). No 9000 was destined for Oswestry Works, but it looks just as good at home on Dan's Portmadoc diorama.
Next job is to lightly weather and and some shed staff. 9018 is still in the same state as it was 5 years ago, awaiting repainting and weathering, the Prairies need renumbering and detailing and the Collett was going to get some sandbox linkages and a few other details.