Better news on the K1 in that as of yesterday afternoon we appear to have resolved the problems around the manifold boss.
The VAB and insurance exams are now to take place on Monday and following a test run to Hellefield and back the loco and coach should move to Fort William towards the end of next week (dates for test run and move North yet to be confirmed).
Before any of that we are weighing the loco and refitting the cab windows and seats tomorrow.
The paintwork to the front and sides of the cab still needs sorting out and the back of the tender needs another coat of black gloss. I am not sure when we will get this done but we will manage somehow - sleep is over rated anyway!