The production deposit on the ACE Pannier will be sent this week. The model will also include a shunters pole supported on the brackets at the rear of the bunker. The twin motors will be similar to those fitted to the N2 and Bulldogs and indeed as are fitted to the Seven Mills range. Common power plants seem to be following the European Motor Industry.
Adding to our 35 cm Met series will be a short run of Met Pullmans notably 'Galatea' and 'Mayflower' in brown and cream livery ( Mayflower) and maroon ( Galatea).These will be lit as are the rest of the Met new issue 35cm coaches nearing completion.
The Westinghouse Steeple cab will not be progressed until the Met 150 sets have been issued.
A preliminary order has been placed for a sample M7 Tank Locomotive which will form part of our smaller Tank engine programme following on after the Pannier.
Discussion as the whether to issue the Black 5 ahead of the Jubilee was held over to the next meeting.
All the liveries for the Duchesses have been finalised.
Evaluation of the Coal Stage is nearing completion.