Finally the details such as lamp irons have been fitted to the Pickersgill. Priming and basic painting has taken place now and the model is being made ready for lining. In the second photo I have added the red of the buffer beams and the cream for the cab interior.
It’s surprising just how much difference that splash of red on the ends makes.
Wandering Willie is also making tentative progress. I am making modifications to the rear tender rails and the safety valve housing which was altered to the box type in the 1940s. Cowlairs Works seemed to be quite fond of this modification as it can be found on a number of locos of NBR and LNER origin.