Never mind. Such is almost always the modellers lot.
I'll probably end up doing my nut to do a pair of Mark 1 sleepers, only to finish them a day after Bachmann final get their act together and get some in the shops!!
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Last night I rough cut all the bracing off the Rudd end and (after the photo) sanded and filed it flush, repeating for the other end. On the right of the picture, you can see the original (left) and rudd style ends on the sprue and the rough cut end for the model below.
Next I'll use the end detail photo on Paul B's website to build a representation of the bracing on the ends, and then I can assemble the wagon body. More on this as things progress...