Hi, It's been over a year since I last posted and a lot of things as happened in that time. Firstly I hope you are all well and staying safe in our current situation. Last summer I had a massive melt down with my M7, least of which was a mower eaten clack valve, to the point I had to walk away from her. Fear not she is now close to completion, and I will finish the stream very soon. It did give me the chance to finish a few outstanding projects. R/C Cessna 170. I was hoping to fly her this summer!!!! A replacement gauge for a Bing Vertical steam engine, which is now fully restored. It came with the above New one fitted. Managed to find a glass Co who made me the glass, 1mm thick. 3 for a fiver and a tour of the works. What a fine day out. Soon after, stuff happened!!!! Late November stuff all sorted, I needed to get my mojo back. I had a Connoisseur LNER 12 Ton fitted van complete with slaters wheels etc (must have bought it at a show) Took a couple of weeks and retunedith my mojo. The white bits on the roof are ment to be bird poo. Back onto My M7. Painted, transfered and dirted. Will tell all when I finish it. Then Lock down. A rattle from the letter box, and on the floor was the May addition of the o gauge Gazette. Yay. Reading though it I came to page 73. I had been looking for one of these sort of things for a while, and it fitted nicely to my time line of late 1950s. So straight onto the Connoisseur web site, unfortunately no link to order, just a pic. Made the call, Jim was caught on the back foot not expecting the mag to be out so soon. I ordered one and motor and was told what I needed from Slater's. A bit of a cock up with slaters, they sent me two sets of wheels and axles. A new product put together between Jim and Slaters. All got sorted out. Drewry 153hp Diesel Shunter. So what's in the kit. Quality. White metal parts with good detail, wire and PCB boards and bonus city, a white metal casting of Jim and side kick Dan as the drivers. I'm going to start with the chassis. But first lunch.