County of Montgomery’s nameplates revealed

PROCAST Foundry in Yorkshire has almost completed the new nameplates that will be carried by County of Montgomery when the locomotive is complete.

The two plates have been made in the time-honoured Swindon fashion, featuring individual cast brass letters mounted on a steel backplate, and surrounded by specially-formed brass beading. Each plate measures approximately 69in from edge to edge.

Positioning the letters took considerable skill owing to the sheer number of letters involved, the limited space available and the fact that the name contains two ‘Ms’ which are themselves very wide. Of the original ‘Counties’ only No. 3813 County of Carmarthen had as many letters on its nameplate.

Production of the plates has been sponsored by John Buxton of Cambrian Transport.