Another evening session saw the Barney almost complete. It still needs steps and handrails but for the latter I need to buy in some long handrail knobs because initially I had only bought shot ones. I also need to source some turned buffers for the Jones Goods so I have emailed Andrew Hartshorne to see if he has anything suitable in his range.
It looks like there will be plenty of hacking of the body to get the coupling rods to clear the foot plate but I also think that the oil pots on the coupling rods will benefit from a bit of refinement too to make them a bit more scale. This should help with the clearance issues but before I start on that I plan to get the Jones Goods to a similar state of build.