20148 Weathered in O Gauge

My friend Graham is coming over from Australia at the end of the month and this is his Loco. It has been weathered to a light-medium level. I am trying to find a way of securely fitting the snowploughs that it carried for a time, problem is, it only carried outside ploughs both ends. As the supplied Snowploughs have a centre section and are all joined by a bar, experiments are taking place – but I may well need a good etch to do it properly.

All my usual methods were used, wash and wipe followed by airbrushing and dry brushing. HMRS transfers used with Railmatch and Humbrol paints.

Dapol Mk1’s -weathered in O Gauge.

This is the third batch of Dapol Mk1’s I have weathered – that’s over 20 coaches in total. This time they are the BR Crimson and Cream variety. I have to say that these are the best Mk1’s ever made – seriously better than those that came before.

All coaches were re-numbered using HMRS Transfers.

The work I carried out was as follows:-

1/ I put dilute matt black in all door creases and then wiped off any excess with a cotton bud.

2/ I did a wash and wipe on the roof to highlight the vents etc.

3/ I hand painted all the wheel rims with a matt black and brown mix.

4/ I masked all windows to avoid overspray.

5/ Out with the airbrush and attacked the sole bar, bogies, under chassis and buffers – I used three different colours, Frame Dirt, Brake Dust and Matt Black.

6/ I then dry brushed a dark rust on all springs to highlight.

Bressingham Gardens Exhibition 23/10

Quite an unusual occasion this Sunday (23rd) at Bressingham Gardens and Museum. For the first time in over 30 years modelling there will be three layouts that I built on display at this Exhibition, although they are all with new owners.

Morlock Heath – BR 1985 – O Gauge – Engineers Yard – Now owned by Graham Minshull – STAND 15

Lowe St. – BR late 50’s and 60’s – OO Gauge -Sleeper Depot – Now owned by Nick Goward – STAND 12

Grub Lane – Industrial 1960’s – O Gauge – Engine Shed – Now owned by John Barnes – STAND 19

This is our last Exhibition this year so please come and say hello to us all. It has been a very traumatic year for our group and the next four months with no Shows will help us come to terms with some of the changes in our lives.

We have potentially at least 10 Exhibitions next year starting at Dereham in the first week in March 2023.

Sentinal and Van in O Gauge

This is the second Sentinal I have weathered in a week. I think I need to describe the Sentinal as ‘Grubby’ as opposed to Medium or whatever. I did quite a bit of research on these little beasts before starting and noted how coated they were in general grime, some depots did look after their charges better than others, but generally they were unkept. I also added extra coal into the bunkers.

The Van is for the same friend but is not to be used in the same era. This is a general wash and wipe in all crevices before weathering. I have to say Parkside now Peco wagons do take to the wash and wipe method very well as the slots in the planking are nice and deep.

Humbrol and Railmatch paints used, both sprayed and dry brushed.

EARM with Botterill Street Yard.

While Graham, Les and John were at The Great Electric Train Show at Milton Keynes with two layouts, Peter was at the East Anglian Railway Museum’s Exhibition for ‘small layouts’ with Botterill Street Yard on Sunday. Here are some photos taken by Peter of the layout at the Exhibition.

Very busy weekend for our Group.