Sometimes progress on our layouts and stock moves at the speed of glaciers, but the end result is always worth the wait.
So it is with our 'Large England' Welsh Pony which is 99.9% finished nearly 8 years after construction began - and many more still since the ill-fated Mercian kit was purchased.
It's been put back together and test run after varnishing, and I have to say it really looks the part on the Victorian set.
The missing 0.1% is the works plates on the cab sides - we're having some slightly smaller ones etched for us by our friends at Narrow Planet.
This is now our fourth complete England Engine - although only three of them are powered.
Maybe it's time to stage an official line-up in the fiddle yard?