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The body comes in two parts, and the cab walls and roof have been moulded as one part. If you wish to paint the inside of the cab and add a crew, then this can be carefully removed, as it is held in place by four small clips, two to each side of the cab opening. A suitable ‘Master Piece’ crew can be purchased from Falcon Figures of Liphook, Hampshire)

The L.B. & S.C.R. brown livery now needs to be repainted in Maunsell SR Olive Green, and, once the paint has hardened, the lettering and number transfers can be applied (HMRS Pressfix Sheet No. 9) to the sides and buffer beams. A coat of matt varnish is recommended to seal the transfers and give a uniform finish to the body. Again, allow plenty of time for this to harden off.

The body can now be attached to the chassis by locating the front end lugs first, and then carefully pushing the rear up behind the bunker buffer beam, until it clips into place.

Further detailing, such as head code discs, fire irons, etc. can now be fixed in place, if desired. The result of this project will allow the locomotive look as if it is hauling the 'expired 2-BIL unit' or run in a double headed goods or passenger train. As Hornby have recently announced their 2014 models, one could add an SR ‘2-HAL unit’ to this unusual ‘train’...!