A couple of my shelf queens are a pair of Connoisseur NER Birdcage Brake vans which only need buffers and a few minor details to finish so I thought posting a thread on progress to date might kick me up the backside enough to get them completed. One is to be pretty much a standard build, while the other has been modified to one of the versions that had side cotes (duckets) fitted. These are the sides as assembled The two ends with the steps fitted. The last two are of the basic body of the standard build. More to follow.