M-10005: test-assembly

Some pictures of the a preliminary assembly of trucks, frame & shell (due to space restrictions this is much easier to be done outside):

side views

and a better view of the exhaust manifold


M-10005: updated front

Some pix of the current status of the nose-area:
A smaller headlight-tube was mounted - it starts with a circular cross-section and changes smoothly into an almost square cross-section close to the windows.
Additionally the raised section alongside the headlight 'tube' and between the grills was fabricated.

 The countersunk manifold (16 inlets, 4 outlets) in the lowered area and inlet-grids alongside were fitted into the removable, central roof-section.

The window-frames as well as the door-frames were set into the shell - now the several portholes' frames are under construction