So having showed you a couple of photos of the real Canopus in the previous post, I though I should show the kit I'm going to be building
As with the kit for the Quarry Hunslet there is a lot of scary looking sheet metal and a bunch of castings as well as the motor and wheels. As I said in the previous post the main difference between the kits is that this time I have to build the entire chassis, which makes up the nickel silver fret, making sure the wheels are nice and parallel. The instructions though suggest starting with the upper body so I'll get to the chassis when I've had a bit more practice of building etched kits which seems like a sensible plan.
According to the instructions the first step is to punch out the rivets on everything but the cab roof so that will be the subject of the next post.