The Mitchell Manor has now entered the paint shop (along with another batch of coaches that will appear later on once I’ve sprayed the brown.)
the loco was sprayed into Phoenix GWR green, while the black areas were painted in a mix of black, black grey and leather.
The Hornby tender was also resprayed to sort out the colour (I will do a comparison against a Grange later).
Now just need to finish soldering up the rods and add a motor / gearbox to get the chassis finished.
Once 7804 is complete the next loco to go on the workbench will be Saint Dunstan which needs a chassis built.
Once that is finished it will be possible to have a full line up of the GWR 460s. Although there is one step of the 2 cylinder 460 development which is missing, in that I could really do with a square frame Saint. Something which I have a strong suspicion will be coming from someone next year now that the new build Saint is finished