I have repainted my Manning Wardle and replaced the smokebox door with a scratch built one to the original design. I was surprised how easy it was to take apart for painting. I didn't like the operating rods as they came in the bright red paint. I thought they looked a bit toy like. So I have painted them black and the loco in a shade of pale green. I have added a few cans and tool and lightly dusted it with weathering powders. I would like a Victorian crew to add to the footplate. I have tried to get in touch with Claudia Everett for her to paint me a crew from the Modelu range without success. I don't do Facebook and I didn't get a reply from a e-mail I sent to her. If anyone has any ideas how else I can order some of her fabulous figures I would be most grateful. Colin of this parish converted it to S7 for me.