The regulator handle was removed from its spindle and after a bit of straightening, it was put back the other way round, with the lever at the back of the mounting bush. This was done to enable the dirver (a Brandbright 'Roger' minus pony tail) to fit in the very cramped cab.
The rivets holding the smokebox together were drilled out and replaced with 8BA bolts and nuts. The top front corners on the side tanks and the gaps between the smokebox sides and frontplate were filled with Milliput. Prepainted Roundhouse cylinder covers were clipped over the cylinders.
I had purchased some cast cab steps to replace the existing 'stirrups' but decided not to use them as they may prove to be a bit fragile. Instead I epoxied short lengths of 3/16" brass angle to the bottom of the 'stirrups' to represent steps.
The exposed brasswork including the top of the chuff pipe. boiler bands, chimney cap and gas valve in the cab were given a coat of self etch black primer.