Hi John - thank you for the photo and link. Some very useful pointers on the controls - but I had already mounted the front light on the body in front of the battery box!
Anyway, some detailling work has gone on since Christmas:
The three main components again. On the motor unit I've stuck axle box front faces onto the side skirts - just a square of plasticard with a disk stuck on that, but they'll show through the slots in the frame.
The three bits put together:
This shows the details in the driver's 'compartment' - controller with throttle, cabling from the rear light to the light switch, swivel seat. I still need to source a dished 4-spoke wheel for the brakes.
I've also made a start on Ernie Batt - the Schleich driver figure:
He had his legs cut off and repositioned to bring his knees up and feet back, and his right arm cut off and swivelled outwards to rest on the top of the battery box. His head was also turned slightly right with the boiling water treatmen, and he gained a shirt collar. Igor was very pleased with the result.
Finally, a couple of views of the complete ensemble to date:
I'll need some heavier duty cables to connect the controller and battery box to the motor and a hard hat for Ernie, but we're getting there, slowly.
Happy New Year!