Here you can see the top of the tender boiler and its white jacket this was a section of silicon sheet rubber
1/2 mm thick to help keep the heat in the boiler and away from the tender body and its paint work.
I have covered how I make the tender coal cover before on other loco rebuilds but to complete this part of the build will go over it quickly once more and for those that may not have seen it.This idea could be used for coal wagons or sand may be.
Starting with the tender body I rolled up some foil to fill the gap between the tender boiler and the end of the coal area.
Then cut some foil to cover the tender boiler pushing it well down all the sides and pressing around the filler screw and safety valve in the top of the boiler.
Once the foil was in place and covered all the area well I painted some oil around the top section of the tender body inside and out with a strip about 4 mm to prevent the fibre glass from sticking. Next crunch up the coal into very small bits that will look the right scale.
Now mix up the fibre glass enough to cover the foil and while still wet push the small bits of coal into the fibre glass compound.
Leave to set for the required time then remove the tender body from the boiler and chassis and from the inside of the body push the coal out of the body.
Clean up the edges with sand paper or a file to make it an easy fit in the body and remove any unwanted coal.
Any of the fibre glass showing can be painted black to make it all blend in it might be that you have some loose bits of coal that keep falling off to over come this drip some superglue over the coal it will run down and make it a much more solid a job.
It looks a good load of coal they have picked up and it fits very snugly.
I still have the air tanks to make and fit and then we will be at the end of the job and have one of the most powerful steam engines to run in Great Britain in its day what a shame that only one was saved of the class.
I will take some video and post it in time so lets hope it still runs ok.