We are progressing with the design of the shell with accoutrements (such as dome plinth and mudhole).
Once we put a dome on top to give us a visible, dramatic boiler profile for publicity purposes (together with the smokebox and chimney) we will have a very impressive boiler outline considering we started the new build project from scratch as recently as 2012!
If affordable at this time, the foundation ring could be included as well; a symbolic start on the firebox which later will be built around.
We are also shortly to work on the front of the loco to make it suitable for display at Crewe Heritage Centre during July and August. There needs to be a plate over the ends of the cylinders and some additional running plate around the front of the loco above the buffer beam.