C38 Project UpdateThe factory has advised that it wishes to start the injection process for the 38 class re-run project so that it can carry out the decoration process (painting). This is the most time consuming part of the assembly process and can be carried out whilst the engineering sample is being put together in August.
In order for decoration to be undertaken the artwork must be completed at this end. This is a major task in itself and obviously before the artwork can be completed a final decision must be made on the engine numbers and liveries that are to be produced. This decision has now been made and preparation of the artwork is underway.
The numbers and liveries that will be available are as follows:
3801 Verdant Green (1980s)
3801 Black (c. 1960)
3801 Grey (1944)
3803 Special Green (c.1946-c.1953)
3804 and 3805 Black late 1950s
3806 Special green/black smokebox
3807 Royal Train Pilot Black (1954)
3809 Black (1960s)
3815 Special Green/black
smokebox early 1950s
3818 Special Green/green smokebox (1947-c.1953)
3820 Black (1960s) (Limited number)
3827 Special Green/green smokebox
(1949-c.1953) (Limited number)
3830 Special Green/green smokebox (as preserved)
For interest purposes here is the artwork for 3807 in Royal Train livery which was prepared for the first run by Sanda Kan but which was not proceeded with in the first run.