Major progress has been made in the past few weeks by John down in New Zealand. During an air test, the engine was found to run perfectly smooth at 40 PSI, cylinder cocks open and at any cutoff setting. The coal bin was filled and found to hold 50kgs (110lbs) of coal! Imagine putting two 50lb bags of coal on your locomotive and seeing what that does to help traction, not to mention the saddle and well tanks.
The plumbing is now mostly finished, the brake stand has been completed, and the roof is now on. The engine is about ready for steam trials. The headlight is being made and will be put on later.
I've added photos to the bottom of the construction gallery per usual, and here are the highlights.
P.S. - I think I have the photo utility on the hosting service sorted now so they should all link to larger versions!