Castle Update January 21 2022
Work continues on the various loco body sub-assemblies. And bogies, cylinders are at the paint shop. More updates soon.
Bogies have been bead blasted ready for painting.
one of the 280 outside cylinders also bead blasted and now at the paint shop
this shot shows the rear of the cylinders, cut away to allow for the extra bogie swing. If not for this you would need very large radius curves! As you can see it's been neatly done. Not just hacked out!
back heads under construction
cab detailing continues with internal ribbing and ATC bell boxes added
footplate detailing, with front cylinder coves and buffers being added
coupling rods being assembled. These go for nickel plating. Same as all of our previous projects.