Ah the big Alligator. A signature locomotive for a North Shore layout set from 1948 onwards.
Some bits need re-soldering, and as you can see this locomotive is articulated for sharp curves
I also need to add poles too. I've also noticed that fitting the coupler is going to require some thought. Looking at this picture I think that I'm going to replace all the handrail knobs as they look far too fat, especially the ones on the hood.