I'm probably showing my age by referencing that annual contest so beloved of the tabloid newspapers.
Does it still exist? (Somehow I doubt it.)
Anyway, that's a roundabout way of introducing a post on the progress with 143.
Himself has begun on the bodywork on the rear power unit.
This is a picture of the inner former all folded up and in position.
There have been some modifications made.
The tank has been shortened at the front by 2.5mm and the mounting modified to represent the current tanks on this engine.
Second picture shows it with the overlays fitted with to represent the welded tank and the rear cut outs have been lengthened a little big at as well.
This shows the current state of progress on the whole locomotive.
The rails around the top of the coal bunker still need to be fabricated and fitted.
The good news is that the 14BA tap has finally arrived so Himself will be moving onto the motion soon.