Two evening’s modelling on the trot sees moe progress made.
The body is well on it’s and is now quite a heavy and sturdy unit.
I added the steps and dug out the etched LNER plates that Brian, a kind RMWebber let me have.
The ends, like the body sides are made up from 2 layers and the outer one has holes for pins that hold the cast end stanchions in place.
Soldering them in before adding the inner layer has made them quite secure – the use of some judicious heat sinks should see the ends attached to the body without them coming adrift.