Here are some of the CAD drawings for the forthcoming Minerva GWR 57XX/8750 0-6-0PT locomotive. Both locos will be available with or without top-feed. We have cut away the drawings to show the cab interior and the representation of inside motion under the boiler. The various “flying” parts such as steps, vacuum and steam pipes, tool boxes, whistle shields, fire-irons and bucket (with working handle) will be supplied as loose items for the owner to fit. This is to allow maximum choice of variant to be reproduced and also to ensure the parts do not come loose or break during transit. The model is progressing through the tooling phase and we are on schedule for delivery of the 8750 next summer with the 57XX following three months later.
Note that these are a few months old, but hopefully will give a taste of what is going to be our flagship model in all its guises.