I've managed to get quite a bit of work done on my Hornby Austerity 0-6-0ST today, with the upper parts of the boiler and bufferbeams adorned with etched and cast metal parts from the RT Models detail kit. It's already starting to look more purposeful, although there's still much work to do on the bodyshell. The cab needs a lot of attention and there's the etched footsteps to fabricate and install. It's all good fun though.

My chosen prototype is presenting some problems in that it seems to be fairly unique in some areas, so I'm wavering over which parts to add and wondering if I've time to scratchbuild some bits of my own. But I'll sleep on it and tackle the problem afresh in the morning...


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