There's been more improvisation as our Welsh Pony canters towards completion.
First on the snagging list was to find a way of attaching the saddle tank to the main frame of the locomotive which has been achieved with the aid of a couple of brackets made out of brass as you can see in the picture below.
Also the locomotive will require pick ups if it is to be self-propelled, of course, and these will be attached to a piece of copper clad strip which is itself secured by those same screws that hold the saddle tank in place.
The only question remaining unanswered is whether the fake brake shoes will become entangled with the pick ups when they are fitted.
Himself does like to keep us in suspense...