Super Detailing the Heljan O Gauge Deltic

03/11/15: More Heljan Misgivings...

The light green skirt on the Heljan model is too low, it should come half-way up to the fire extinguisher glasses. The grille on the nose ends is also too low and unless someone produces a replacement brass etch it remains a problem, though if you're heightening the skirt the bottom two louvers need to be removed...

Carefully cut-away and filled - the nose-mounted horns will also be discarded and so the holes are filled...

Some work and detail added: the boiler filler hatches are in place and the exhaust ports have been replaced with 8mm copper elbows. I've used pre soldered elbows (Yorkshire couplings) which have a rim that help locate the elbows into the holes.

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