O Gauge Class 20 – weathered

Although I have said that I weathered this Loco, it was in fact a lot more than that. When I received this loco it was in a bit of a state! It was a very poor repaint, with ‘orange peel’ finish and poorly applied weathering powders. I do not think the shade of BR blue is quite right and looks to have been some sort of ‘faded blue’. The original colour was R/F Grey and some of this was still showing through! It was also numbered into the centre head code batch of Locos although it was a disc variety! There was a half hearted attempt to put on a orange cantrail stripe and some parts of the original black window surrounds were still present. Overall a real mess! I wish I had taken some before and after photos – but did not! Anyway below is what I have turned it into after nearly five hours work. It is now backdated to 1968-70 with the slightly faded paint and scuff marks being left.