Final bits of detailing.

As I mentioned in a previous post one of the bits that have been lost along the way is the etch for the lever arrangement that sits under the fireman’s side of the cab on the A3 (and A4’s) which I think may be the ash pan lever?

In the kit there was a single layer etch that looked (as far as I can recall) a bit like this:


Thankfully having seen a photo of a Finney A3 posted by Richard Lambert which showed quite clearly the missing part I remade one from bit’s of scrap brass:


It’s not quite as elegant as the one on Richard’s loco but it’s infinitely better than the original etch.

I still need to file down the top arms to form pins to fit in holes in the footplate.