It was time for a break from track making, and in the 'to do' queue is a DMR K1 that needs finishing for a friend. The chassis and the basic body have been completed , so the first task was a cleanup, and then on with the detailing. For a modern engine there are lots of outside pipes, it s nice at alast to be working on an NE engine. The washout covers are Finney7 with German studs ( GHW-Modellbauversand ). The positioning is slightly low, but there is not much I can do about that due to the half etches in the boiler. The electric lamps are nice castings, but they do not have the full width backing plate and the lamp iron is too far forward, so all that detail was taken off and a new mounting plate made up from strip. The atomisers were three pipe and had to be modified to two pipe. That also meant taking off the top feed and moving it in to the middle - fiddly work. The cover plate on the top of the boiler was full thickness etch - it looked too chunky, so I made a new one from thinner sheet. Not all K1s had this. I've wound a spiral pattern on to the electric feed, on the prototype, they rarely seemed to be straight. So a straightforward build is turning out not to be. At least the handrail knobs went on without modification!