Well, I've yet again started something new before I've even got past the initial stages of the last thing I started. This time it's a conversion of a Hornby (current company) "Black Motor" 700 Class to a reasonably close approximation (there will obviously need to be some compromises) of a Highland Railway "Barney" 0-6-0. The first job to do was to convert it to three rail, otherwise I would not be able to run it. I used a Marklin 7164 skate for the third rail pickup and rerouted all the existing wiring from the locomotive and tender wheels to the one contact on the motor. I'll have to put some tape or whatever around the place I joined all the wires together, but that shouldn't present any problems. It runs beautifully, even around Dublo 15" curves, which I was hoping for but didn't know whether it would or not. The one thing I haven't decided on is whether I should alter the outer frames on the tender chassis to make them look more Highland. My concern here is that would be very fiddly and easy to make a mess of. I'm thinking that I might leave that as is, at least for now.