Some progress on this loco. Earlier this week a mate of mine cut the ends off the fuel tank on the Athearn chassis I acquired for the DXR. Here's the result:
As you can see the loco's in a primer grey, with about 90% of the handrails done - the only ones missing are the side ones behind the cab (as you can see from the pic). These will be added shortly, along with brake hoses, horns and stanchions for the rear handrail. After that it's off to the paint shop, the chassis will be re-painted black (it's currently silver) along with the bogies first, followed by the blue bits, yellow bits and finally the grey bits (i.e. the cab and roof).