With the farting about, sorry, derailing, all done it was off to the paint shops. I had fitted the safety valve / top feed and also some half round plasticard for the feed pipe covers. I also fitted a set of smokebox door handles as the ones cast in white metal were awful.
As per usual the first layer of primer showed up all the things to tidy up.
I’ve masked a lot of it because my hope is that the original chassis colour can stay. Time will tell if this policy works.
The primer is white because it’s the primer for some Rover Brooklands Green which is a pretty close match for GWR green and is somewhat cheaper.