progress has been even slower than expected, due mainly to having a major problem with the central heating but got some of the fiddly bits on and had a good test run on the Club layout. This threw up a couple of niggles, due mainly to the 'American'pick-up method in as much as the cab footplate support brackets were coming into contact with the 'boxes' on the front of the tender footplate and the footplate itself touching the tender brake standard below the fall plate on the sharpest curves (just below 6') the remedies being a piece of insulating tape on each of the 'boxes' and some judicious filing of the brake standard in the offending area . There was then an intermitant fault which turned out to be nothing more that a loose insulated tender wheel touching the frame so a quick tightening up of the screw solved that one.
Hopefully, today will be a productive one and that there won't be too many bits left in the box by this evening!
33006 on the 'main line at Chester Street
33006 in the 'yard' at Chester Street