For quite a few months the boiler unit of our 130 has been hovering on the cusp if completion, with just the final pipework around the front of the cab and top of the firebox to finish off.
That's because we were waiting to see the exact position of the pipe runs on the real locomotive first.
This week some pictures emerged from Dinas, courtesy of the FR GM, Paul Lewin, that might allow Himself to get cutting, bending and soldering.
With the power bogies and their bodywork painted and lined it's just the middle bit of the Garratt still in brass.
Perhaps there might not be too much longer to wait to see ours completed.