A while ago I decided to restore this engine rather than use it for spares. I was able to source another engine pretty cheaply that I could use for spares:
SE1 used for spares
This was a SE1 from the same time period, since I already had a SE1 like that, I decided to use the spares rather than restore that SE1. The pipework and engine block on it where exactly the same as on the SE2 and I was also able to use the flywheel and water level plus, which where in quite a better state than the ones on the SE2.
The first thing I did was the paintwork, I painted both baseplate's, fireboxes, and engine frames so I could later pick out the one that came out best, and keep the other one as a future spare.
For the engine frames I had to find "mamod green" paint, which I never had to use before. Finding this paint was quite a challenge. I eventually found a shop in Nieuwegein that could mix spray paint to a exactly matching color. The engine frames came out pretty good:
Since there was a big ugly screw in the place where the whistle tread should be, I had to solder open the boiler to solder a new insert into there. Mamod forum member MamodFan was kind enough to provide me with a excelent replacement.
After soldering in the insert and soldering the boiler shut again, it looked pretty nice:
So after that I just had to assemble everything, The end result is pretty pleasing: