After two years of searching, painting and upgrading, the train of six* 40t ballast hoppers from Meldon is complete.
The wheels have been replaced with RP25 11,5mm wheels from Germany, the couplings replaced with discrete wire hooks/loops and everything nicely painted early BR black.
Bringing up the rear is a venerable exLBSC brake van that must be 40+years old.
Thanks to Dave and Mike
*Six hoppers were the limit for exSECR N class, eight hoppers for 4-6-0s and BLPs.