Bits of Welsh Pony are starting to come together now.
The saddle tank and the main frame, which you've seen on here in recent days, have now been joined by the outline of the smokebox, complete with the distinctive weights that the England engines wore at the front to stop them performing wheelies as they worked in the Vale of Ffestiniog.
And weight is indeed an issue with this kit.
One thing that has become apparent during construction so far is that because it is mainly composed of etched brass parts it's not very heavy.
As Himself has not started work on the chassis yet is is hard to know how much space there will be inside to add weight but he will have to stuff it in where ever he can.
I'm hoping that smokebox is hollow and the motor won't fill too much of the saddle tank.
Perhaps whitemetal figures for the crew in the cab will be in order too?