Hi Damian, did send you a long message but got logged off and it was lost. Been on to the moderator and hopefully things are sorted now.
......Glad you are finding all the small parts of interest, now with your feedback I will continue in this vein.....It is of course a fact that these old aeroplanes are composed mainly of very small seemingly insignificant parts......much of which tends to be rather a long hard slog to make, with, at the end of the day, not very much to show for your efforts......However, when you come to the assembly stages you will find that, all the parts being to hand, it will progress rapidly, without long waits, while all the small parts are made.
This I realise does not suit everyone, (there's not much cockpit time) but it is the way I work......basically, first I do ALL of the metal work which can be easily stored and still leaves plenty of room to work in.....once this comparitively dirty work is out of the way I then transfer over to woodwork, which needs to be kept separate from metal work in my view. With all the wooden parts completed, assembly or sub-assemblys can then take place with everything to hand.
First thing you have to decide on is likely to be the motor.....most people are not going to be able to go original, this is purely a budgetry thing and has no bearing on the quality of the re-production/replica you produce and of course your own personal "useage" requirements.
If you have any specific questions please feel free to ask. (BTW see "my Be2b reproduction" thread, 15 ago approx. on replica aeroplane listings, for additional info).
Hope this is of some use, I can do you a sketch or two if/as necessary.