Finishing off recent projects for Graham

Over the last fortnight I have made a concerted effort to finish Grahams projects for him. The wagons were made by him, as was the WW1 tank wagon and tractor unit. The Class 24 was a factory made, but in plain brass and the 05 Shunter is a Heljan offering with¬† changed owners logo’s.¬† Photographs of the process are on this site – from undercoat to this page – finished.

Class 05 – O Gauge

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WW1 Tractor Unit in SM32

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WW1 Tank Wagon – SM32

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LMS/LNER Iron Ore Wagon (BR) – O gauge

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Class 24 (97201) – O Gauge

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WW1 Hopper – SM32

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WW1 SM32 Tank Wagon – Camouflaged

This wagon was made by Graham and painted by myself. It is not quite finished as we have no transfers for it, we hope to get them this weekend at the Bressingham Garden Railway Show. It will also be weathered after transfer application.

I must admit I took this wagon on as a challenge. When it arrived I did a plan on how I would go about it, including what paint I would use and the order I would do the painting. I also had been given a photograph of the prototype that has recently been restored.

After undercoating, I sprayed the chassis and bogies Battleship Grey. The colours were then added to the tank, sand colour first, then green (as Tin Turtle colour) and then the red oxide. The edging was added after all paint had 24 hours to dry. The Black lining was done with a ‘Black Permanent Marker’, as near scale as I could get. Oh yes, and a very steady hand !

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SM32 (16mm) WW1 hopper wagons.

These will ultimately be a rake of four wagons, Graham has found another after I finished the first three! I have also just noticed that I forgot to clean the wheels, which will need to be done. I am not sure of the wagons parentage, but they are old!!! I may also give the stone loads a bit more colour. On O gauge photo plank again I am afraid.

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SM32 (16mm) Type C wagon

This wagon is a laser cut kit and took several coats of paint to complete – of all the WW1 wagons this was one of the rarest types – although finished it may well be weathered slightly more to blend the body and the bogies a bit better. Again photo’s taken on the O gauge photo plank. It is also a bit lightweight and extra weight will need to be added either through a load or underneath!

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