Castle update April 06 2022
I have been working on the paint layouts in readiness for the loco bodies heading off to the paint shop this month. Below are screenshots from my AutoCad screen. The colours obviously don't represent what will be used. Have a look at the Dean goods and 517 models in our gallery.
These drawings are a guide for the painters and are used in conjunction with prototype photos. I have also coloured various individual parts for clarity.
The painters will also use the AutoCad drawings to make the various masking shapes required. These are cut out on a plotter.
Faulhaber have confirmed that the motors are being made. These are not stock items. They will be with us in time for the builders to do final assembly on the frames whilst the bodies are being painted and lined.
GWR Period 1 (ignore the purple lettering!)