Chris Pulham Railway Artist

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Castle Speedo.

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This painting was inspired by a photo I found on the web when searching for a Christmas present for my better half.

Warren Sheppard, who produces 7mm scale locomotive kits, has a section of his website dedicated to prototype photographs and it was one of these that caught my eye. Warren kindly gave me permission to use it.

The painting is centred around just one of the driving wheels and associated speedo drive, from Great Western Railway Castle Class locomotive number 4073 "Caerphilly Castle". She was the first Castle Class loco to be built and was completed in 1923