All Manors Of Updates - Production Of Our Manor Well Underway
Great news! Production of our first steam locomotive, the GWR 78xx Manor Class, is well underway at the factory. As can be seen in the photos below, production has been underway for some time now, with the parts cast and moulded, and decoration now under way.
the tampo printing process is now beginning as can be seen with the lining on the cab side in the above photo documenting the process. This begun late last week. It's been great progress since production commenced early last month.
While production progress by the factory has been excellent, swift and efficient, our hopes of having them in stock by the end of this year has proven to be a smidge ambitious. However, delivery is really not to far away, with completion of production expected just after Chinese New Year, which commences in early January and then testing and shipping which will see delivery in late Q1, March 2023. We apologise for this further slight delay, but as you can see, we are really on the home straight now and these will arrive just after our first batch of Class 37s.
Our first steam locomotive has been a learning curve for us, but a very enjoyable one. The response from modellers has been hugely positive too, so expect more steam from us in 2023! With several Manors already sold out on pre-order we expect the remaining stock to do the same in the coming weeks ahead of delivery. Don't miss out on this next level of steam locomotive, pre-order via your local stockist or direct by clicking here.