I finished off Kit 10 this evening. The final elements were to tighten up the boiler bands and then to attach the handrails on the smokebox.

I exchanged emails with Polly and Matt advised to tighten the boiler bands fully so that is what I have done and now the cleading is fixed firmly.

So onto the final element – fitting the handrail to the smokebox. This was quite a trivial task except for getting a small spanner into the smokebox to tighten the nuts once the handrail had been fitted.

There is going to be a bit of a pause now as Polly have told me that the next kit won’t be ready until mid to late March. I might spend the intervening time re-reading the blog and adding any missing tips for future builders.