31128 Charybdis

This is a conversion of an O Gauge Class 31/4 back to a Class 31/1. 31128 is currently the only Class 31 with a mainline certificate. I stripped all the ETH equipment off the Loco, filled the holes, masked off the area and undercoated and top coated as necessary.

I have now given the Loco a light to medium weathering. Sadly the Heljan 31/4 does not come with snowploughs, so the Loco remains plough-less until I can source some.

Class 37 D6712 Weathered

Here we have an O Gauge Class 37 in ‘as delivered’ livery, about six months into service. It has received a medium weathering on the roof, frames and bogies but the bodyside has only received a light dusting. This assumes that some form of cleaning took place even when shedded alongside the disappearing steam locos. All detailing accessories were added and missing parts sourced and added.

Scottish 08 in O Gauge

This is my first first attempt to post on my new Computer – I think I have fathomed it all out – fingers crossed.

I have spent the last two days preparing and weathering ten pieces of O Gauge Stock – here is the first to be finished. This 08 was based at Eastfield and is in 1987 – 89 livery. This is a light to medium weathering.

Whitwell & Reepham Gala

On Sunday our group visited W & R Railway Gala. The Gala was primarily to say hello to their newly re-built ‘Agecroft No. 3’ and to say goodbye to ‘Victory’ that now retires for a couple of years for refurbishment. We were asked to do a Demo and a Display to help with the Gala atmosphere. I have split this into two sections, the Gala itself and separately our Demo and Display. All Photos by my Wife.

BR(W) Push Pull Coach

This weathering job is not for the faint hearted, a lot of care is needed when using washes for weathering and shadowing. I had to do all washes with a very small brush to ensure that the many windows were not damaged or misted. I must admit that when I started the Blood and Custard livery looked very plastic and lacked depth, I feel that after weathering it looks much more three dimensional. I am very pleased with the result, but amazed at the amount of time it took.