Welcome to my workbench! I'm starting off with something that's been waiting in its box a few months: a London Road Models (ex-Riceworks) 4mm scale ex-LNER J69 kit. The loco is intended to run on Orchard Wharf, the EM gauge layout we are building at the Model Railway Club. Current conditions have slowed progress on the layout, but the day must come when we are able get back to work on it. Meanwhile a little loco could go a long way to keeping the flame burning! Thing is, as usual I'm probably going too quickly. I haven't finished my first brass kit, a Judith Edge Hunslet 0-6-0 diesel-hydraulic. It runs and has a superstructure, but no details (not even any buffers). I have probably learned many of the lessons the build can offer, but certainly not all. The superstructure of a steam loco seems much more challenging -- and this is a loco which has many more bits and bobs squeezed into it than the diesel.