Another week goes by, not much to show as it's been mostly chassis fitting out, but it's almost all done. Just need the injectors and steam generator to round out the rear end, there's some oil lines to run and the drain cock pipework will go in at the end. Of the two types of ash pan, the SR variant is by far and away the easiest of the two to build There is no base/rear to the ash pan between the sides and the frames in the kit; so a couple of pieces of scrap etch were trimmed up and fitted. You can hardly see them once the Delta truck is in place and the casing is on....unless you look from a low level and then they're very obvious. It all needs a jolly good scrub right now though it is beginning to tarnish quite badly from all the cleaning. I'm beginning to wonder if the material might not be a factor in this as well, the tender did not suffer any where near as bad as the engine for tarnishing and it's been washed at least twice as much as the engine. Still, it's smooth and clean for paint so tarnishing won't be a factor in a few weeks. Just dropped the shell on for a quick test fit, the front end was a bit of a fiddle in some places if I recall correctly, but I have some ideas on how to get around those when the time comes.