This is my first attempt at scratch building a loco in 7mm from a drawing out of the Railway Modeller magazine from 1975, it is drawn as first designed late 1800s however my build will use photos as inspiration to build one as being used in industry late `50s early `60s. First the drawing. The frames (chassis) cut from brass flat. the cylinders from brass tube with the ends blanked. Cylinders fitted to the frames on threaded rod, wheels and axles in place the front axle has rocking suspension which gives better pick up. the motor gears and some of the white metal castings I collected for the project. I have made my own cross heads and piston rods as well as connecting and coupling rods. The slide bars supports I cut out of brass sheet with my piercing saw and soldered some narrow strip to them to give the appearance of being cast. The brake hanger bars. The brake shoes them selves I cast using a plasticard pattern from which I made a mould using domestic mastic and cast them using 5 minute epoxy resin. I glued the brake shoes to their hangers with super glue and soldered them to the frames. I built up the cab sides. Made up the boiler backhead. Made up and fitted the cab rear-though I am going to have to remove it and re-jig it as I am not happy with the fit, it stands about 1-2mm high. The buffers, chimney and valves are only loosely fitted for effect.