Giving a clear indication of how fast this project is moving ahead, Bakers Patterns of Telford have produced sixteen polystyrene patterns for assorted frame stays, horn guides and brackets for No. 2007. These have been produced by CNC machining solid blocks of the material directly from the 3D CAD drawings, thus saving a huge amount of time and money. The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust was a pioneer in using these polystyrene patterns in the construction of Tornado. The components will shortly be cast by William Cook Cast Products.
The patterns for new components are seen at Bakers – David Elliott