- The smoke box and saddle tank from the original Hornby Pug have been attached
- The chimney was extended with plastic tube, filed into a slight taper
- False frames, running beyond the original Rheneas chassis, have been added to the front and rear of the loco
- Buffer beams, with pre-drilled holes for the couplings, sit underneath the footplate
- The smokebox door is sporting a dart. It was originally for 4mm scale locos but it works well here
- Some details have been added to the cab interior. (To give the impression of a working loco rather than aiming for 100% technical accuracy – it is a pug bash after all 🙂 )
The motor and flywheel are visible under the boiler. I think I will paint them black and place some resin tool boxes on the footplate to (partially) mask them.
There’s more to do but I’ve realised I need to buy some components before proceeding… a brass whistle, a driver and so on….
Suggestions for making (or sourcing) the spectacle plates around the cab windows would be welcome. I don’t know the best way of doing this.