Output at Himself's end of the operation has slowed on account of a spell of dry sunny weather which has necessitated his presence in the garden - well that's his story anyway.
While I was away, however, he did make a start on the prototype Gelert chassis.
This, he reports, has been quite fiddly so far - he describes it as being in the watchmaking class.
(And this from a bloke who is onto his fifth Backwoods Garratt currently.)
The motor bogie - with its tiny can motor and rubber band drive - has been made up and can be see in the background.
Towards the front is the main frame and the rear pony truck.
Progress is on hold while he awaits delivery of a 16BA tap to make up the cranks.
I suppose the lack of any visible valve gear on this loco will cheer him up...