At the risk of striking a nauseatingly self-congratulatory tone I have to say I am rather pleased with the way my casts for the business end of the ballast hopper have fitted inside the wagon.
The effect is very pleasing.
They fitted together just as I had intended, which I suppose proves that I had managed to make the master fit exactly half the space.
I have also glued together the casts for the vacuum reservoirs and the brake cylinders and fitted them in place at one end of the prototype wagon.
The cover which fits over the cylinder is being etched by Narrow Planet - along with the bogies, handwheels and the ballast door mechanism - and when they turn up I think I'll be pretty much ready to begin the production run.
Contact me through the Boston Largs Works address (on our sister website) if you're interested in ordering some of the kits.