The cab has been built from plastic card layered-up to show cab bracing and framing. I have opted for a rear entry design/configuration. At this moment, the cab is still removable so I can add detail to the interior and to ease painting.
Detailing has been inspired by the images found on the internet and featured in earlier posts. As you can see I am not following any one prototype or design, but mixing-and-matching as I go to produce a 'busy' model with features from many different sources.
So far modelling has been pretty straight forward with no real issues, this is why I enjoy building 'free-lance' steam engines rather than trying to copy an original or following a detailed plan.