O Gauge Painting and Weathering

These models were all made or purchased by Graham – I have just painted and weathered them.

Heljan 03 – Light body weathering – Medium Chassis weathering.

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British Fuels PFA and Container

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A second CDA from a Skytrex Kit

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The original CDA and the latest one side by side

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Ferry Wagon – very dirty – but with bodyside signs cleaned

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1960’s Coal Hopper – Parkside (Peco) Kit

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SM32 Loco and Wagons

Over the last few days I have been painting and weathering stock for Graham – all were made by him and I just finished them off.

Stock for a potential new layout – possibly a sand and gravel option.

Loco

This Loco has been painted and weathered without the chassis due to wheel issues.

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Wagons

These are a selection of hoppers, flat and bolster wagons – all short wheelbase.

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And finally —- the 4000 yards Hospital Wagon is now weathered.

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This was a very complicated project, but I am happy with the result – I hope Graham is!

Weathering – SENTINAL – Lime and Cargo wagons.

Its late February and this is what is probably the last weathering session of the month. Today is the best day for a while to spray and varnish so I took full advantage.

Dapol Sentinal

This Loco is for Shaun and is a light to medium weathering.

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Steetley Lime Wagon

This wagon is for Graham and is medium weathering.

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Blue Circle Cement Cargo Wagon

This Wagon is again for Graham and is again Medium Weathering.

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All subjects were researched before starting.

 

5 Dogfish and a Catfish in O Gauge.

Here we have six Ballast Hoppers, they have been medium weathered for Mike. I renumbered some, but I did have a lot of trouble getting the same colour transfers as the original Heljan lettering.

I used the wash and wipe method on the bodies – on the inside, I washed but did not wipe. The next step was airbrush the chassis with four different colours, special care was taken with the ballast shutes. I then went back to the inside and sprayed a mixture light rust colours – finally I dropped some O Gauge Ballast into the hopper and moved it around while the paint was still wet – after about 10 minutes I emptied the ballast out.

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Three Tube wagons + four Hy-bars

The four Hybars  are just Dapol out of the box models. I have to say that I wish Dapol had made the bars themselves out of brass or a similar metal. These were probably at least the tenth or more wagons of this type I have weathered and all have had mis-shaped bars. I replaced the ones on my own wagons with brass alternatives to give a better appearance Рsadly the plastics bars are to flexible!!!

The three tube wagons are scratch built and painted by Mike to a very high standard. I have only weathered them to a light-medium standard.

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