Now back to the N8 and the thorny issue of lining. You will recall how I, not without mishap, got the totem and numbering in place. I then went to look for the lining in my decal box. Without success! I'm sure I had some somewhere; no doubt it will show up when I don't want it.
So off goes the order to Fox Transfers and with all due haste a set of decals comes back to me in the post. It's at this point that I realise why I really, really, really wanted an unlined loco. If this is Mr Fox's day-to-day business there's no wonder he had a heart attack! The tiniest fragments of lining floating about to try and make up the reverse curve in front of the cab. Long straights of lining that stretch when you don't want them to and when you need that fraction of a millimetre extra, refuse to budge! Everything is so tiny and fragile; then when its all in place, looks like it was painted with a 1/2" brush. GGGRRRRRR!!!!!!
The results are below. If I said I was happy, it would be a lie. I just hope the weathering will help!