Another test etch has arrived courtesy of Narrow Planet for the brass bits and pieces for the ballast wagon kit.
This is the third version of the design in a process of trial and error to get the parts to fit as best we can.
The one remaining issue - which we're hoping will have been sorted this time - is the semi-circular cut out in the cover pieces which fit over the vacuum cylinders. (Those guillotine blade shaped pieces you can see on the fret.)
I haven't had a chance to cut them out and try them on the prototype yet but I will report back here when I have.
If all is present and correct then I can get the first production batch ordered and my exceedingly patient customers can look forward to receiving some kits.