A final session on Super-Barn 103 today sorting out all the little details that needed finishing off. Now it's ready to be sent down south for painting.
The items added today were the vacuum pipes and the electrical connections on each end, and also the gutter pipes which are very prominent because this new FR design copies the recessed doorways of the modern WHR carriages.
The only detail that I haven't been able to do are the vertical handrails on either side of the doorways. These have 'T' welds at the top and bottom and will be soldered together in brass by Himself (who, unlike me, has a soldering iron and - what's more - knows how to use it!).
Here are a few works portraits of the finished carriage.