Isn’t it always the way? You look at the photos and realise that you have missed something. In this case it was the pins and chains for the side doors.
I got the second NER Birdcage brake to a similar state as the first one – just needing buffers and working out how best to fit the roof post painting.
And then something that came together almost as a surprise. As I was doing the two V1 vans I started to clean up and make the various folds in a V4 van and before I knew it, quite a bit was to was ready to solder up.
The doors are sliding doors and the way that Jim has portrayed them made leaving one of them partially open almost irresistible. It means that I will need to model an interior but that doesn’t faze me.
Again it’s a Connoisseur kit and to that I have added square brass rod to beef up the vertical and horizontal framing and some internal planking to the veranda ends.
It all needs a good clean up before I go much further with it.