Friday, 25 December 2015

Another Factory Photo

While we wait for the decoration samples to arrive, here's another of the factory photos. Nice crisp details from the tooling; and this clearly shows the detail of the tender top. We have eschewed a moulded coal load as we find them to be invariably unconvincing. This way the purchaser can model a large or small coal load, representing a loco at the start or end of a country trip, or lightly coaled during a suburban trip working.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The Painted 32s are coming

We have had notice from the factory that the first decoration samples are on their way. This will take a couple of days, but here's a taster, in the form of a photo taken by the factory.
Yes, we know the buffers aren't painted; that's why we go through this process!

Saturday, 19 December 2015

32 Class Decoration Samples on Their Way

32 Class Decoration Samples on Their Way

We have received news tonight that the 32 Class decoration samples have left the factory in mainland China for the company offices in Hong Kong. They should arrive there on Monday night or Tuesday morning, and will immediately be sent on to us using the EMS courier service.

So, all being well, we will have them before Christmas, as promised. We'll post photos ASAP then, remembering that Christmas will interrupt that; as much as we love them, our families come before trains!