Impatience? To be honest I'm not sure why I followed the route I did, but it may have been a conversation with Cookie about painting diagonal stripes on the end of his narrow gauge locos that set me thinking about paint rather than transfers. In retrospect it may even have been possible to buy ready made red warning stripes, but I had all the other stuff to hand so thought I might as well press on with it. There's a constant theme building throughout the build of self induced difficulty; part way through I stumbled across a Dutch or German forum (I forget which) which shows that at one time (and possibly right now) there has been a one piece resin cast body for this loco. Ah well, I'd have missed out on all the fun of cutting and sticking plastic.