37415 Mount Etna in O Gauge

The work to detail and name/number my new Class 37/4 has been completed. I choose this Loco as it was something a bit different. It was unofficially named after the famous volcano by the Tinsley Depot painters. I had a few small issues with the Loco, mainly the colour of the off white body side stripe and a few bits that came unglued in transit.

The loco will be medium weathered later when all varnishes are thoroughly dry.

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Playing with the big boys !!

Over the weekend I decided to name and number some of my larger O Gauge Loco’s. I purchased them all when they first came out, one to five years ago.

They still have to be varnished over the plates and transfers and then weathered, so this is the ‘before’ and the after will be posted later.

D9006 The Fife & Forfar Yeomanry -CLASS 55 – Livery 1964-67

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D9019 The Royal Highland Fusilier -Class 55 – Livery 1967-68

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D118 -Class 45 -Livery 1967-68

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D217 Carinthia – Class 40 -Livery 1964-67

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Heljan Class 31 in Green SYP.

This is  a light to medium weathering of a standard Heljan Class 31. I have to say that this is the third Loco I have done in this livery and they weather very well and certainly look the part, I love the subtle blending over the lower stripes, and its easy to achieve. Must get around to weathering my Green Class 31 (30) and looking forward to working on the new D5578 and D5579 coming out before Xmas (Hopefully).

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Little Loco Class 15 with Sound.

I purchased this loco off Ebay for my Merlins Lane Layout. It was not until I placed it on the layout next to a Heljan Green 31 and a Dapol Green 08 that I realised just how light the green is on the Little Loco offering! To my eye the Heljan BR Green looks about right, the Dapol 08, very slightly darker, but very acceptable.

To ensure the Class 15 blended in with other Green Loco’s the decision was made to weather it quite heavily – below are the results.

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