Last two Ex GWR LT Panniers weathered.

The last two of my four LT Panniers have now been weathered. They will all run on my latest layout ‘Dark Lane’, a small LT depot. The first two below are L92 and L94, I have also put a single picture of L90 and L97 that have previously been posted. As the layout is based at the end of LT steam in 1968-70, all are in filthy condition and all Vacuum Brake and Steam Heating has been removed.

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I hope to do more work on ‘Dark Lane’ very soon – especially weathering, to make it very dirty to match the Loco’s.

Busy Weekend with Morlock Heath

Over the weekend of 5th-6th October we Exhibited at two Shows, Sudbury MRC and GOG Meet at Bury St Edmunds. Both were very well attended and very enjoyable, special thanks to Shaun Harvey,  John Barnes and Barry Aldous for their help. On Saturday we ran Shaun’s Stock at Sudbury and on Sunday at the GOG meeting we ran mostly my stock. Below is a pictorial record of each day, thanks to Shaun and my wife for the photo’s.

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Dark Lane – London Transport.

This is my first post on my latest layout ‘Dark Lane’ it is based on a scenario in the late 60’s on a small London Transport Shed and Sidings. The layout is DCC fitted and the loco’s, four Ex GWR Panniers, are DCC sound fitted. I have six appropriate LT wagons at present but another two or three are needed.

You will see from the photo’s that I have made quite a bit of progress although I would say its only about 50% finished.

The baseboard and fiddle yard is one piece to an overall length of five foot and six inches, just over four foot being scenic. All buildings and walls are ‘laser cut’  and have been painted with acrylic paints. The cement is very dilute ‘polyfilla’ rubbed into all crevices, the whole area is then coated in wood stain after cleaning off the excess polyfilla.

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It is my intention to make this a very grubby layout, hence the heavy weathering on the loco’s. The controller is a Digitrax Zephyr purchased from Coastal DCC at Ipswich.

 

 

Four OO Diesels weathered

I have had these Loco’s since May this year – they were brought over from Australia by my mate Graham. Although I was under no pressure to get them done, sadly I let them drag a bit. Anyway here they are, awaiting onward shipment to Australia.

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Straight forward renumber and medium weather and detail.

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Light weathering and further detailing after a complete repaint by someone else.

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Weather and detail standard Bachmann Loco – word of warning here – this loco did not like the ‘wash and wipe’ method, and when wiping some of the tampo print lifted. I had to buy a complete set of transfers to make the repair.  This is the first Bachmann Loco I have ever had this problem with! Note this Loco does not have the usual nose aerial.

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Straight forward light weathering and detail.

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Three O Gauge Kit Built Wagons.

Here are three wagons that are awaiting weathering and will be finished within the next few days along with another five or so wagons.

Bogie Bolster

This is one of Jim Mcgowans brass kits made by Mike quite a long while ago. After a good clean and undercoat it was painted and transferred as per instructions.  The bolsters and the uprights remain loose so that different loads can be carried.

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LT Tank Wagon

The next wagon is a Radley Models LT underground wagon – it started life as a ballast wagon and ended up as a Tank wagon after several conversions. This wagon is destined for my new LT layout ‘Dark Lane’.

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LT drop sided open wagon

This is an ex Midland Railway vintage wagon from a Slaters kit – these wagons were very long lived and used for everything from ballast to rubbish. Towards the end they were depot based and used to dump almost anything.

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