Having had an interest in the Dundalk Newry and Greenore Railway for some time and having the wheels in a drawer for nearly as long it seemed like a good time to start building one of the LNWR built tank locos. I have not managed to find much spare time for modelling for quite a while and felt the need to bend some brass and started with the saddle tank. I am really set up to build in O scale and have not built many locos in HO scale. It is quite different and more impressionistic, well it is for me scratch building. This is the progress so far, the saddle tank, footplate, smokebox and cab front. HO scale on 18.3mm gauge to match 5'3" gauge. The carriage in the photo is one of the Worsley Works etches for the DNGR stock, wider versions of LNWR 30'1" stock but on more modern underframes. Worsley Works provide some parts for a Cleminson underframe but it won't do for LNWR built carriages so some of the bits are being modified to look like the prototype.