The two Metros have progressed in tandem. Boiler bands added as the latest stage. Next stage - attach the bunker to the whitemetal Wills kit after finishing the cab interior.
I finally got round to starting the Rod Neep kit a few weeks ago and a week off work has seen it almost finished. It has filled -in coal rails on the bunker and will be finished in the pre-1908 livery hence the red wheels. It will be 1445 which was at Ludlow in the Summer of 1912.
The backhead is set slightly deeper and back because the rear of the motor shaft just creeps into the cab.
What these builds have in common with the OSF 6 wheel goods engines also currently on the go is that they all have springs above the footplate. So that is the next challenge.
Edited by Brassey