Two quick jobs for Colin

Here we have a Tram Loco rebranded from LNER to Early BR – After removing the LNER logo’s and re-spraying the sole bar and buffer beams, I added the new BR logo’s and the buffer beam numbers. I then blended the original paintwork and weathering to make the changes less obvious.

 

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The next job was the straightforward weathering of a Minerva wagon. This was the first wagon of this type I have weathered and very impressive it is,  very well made and very accurate. This wagon will be running on Colin’s layout at Quorn this weekend.

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Ashwell Moor at Norwich Ex 2019 (wagons)

On the 13th, Ashwell Moor attended the Norwich Model Railway Exhibition. Ashwell is owned by my Son John, who was very ably assisted by Shaun and Graham.  Shaun has taken some brilliant photo’s so I have split them into three catagories. This batch are wagons used, there will also be late 80’s – early 90’s and lastly an earlier era of late 60’s early 70’s. Ashwell is a very flexible layout and multi era’s can be run. Stock on all three sections were provided by John, Graham, Shaun and myself. I would also like to thank the Members of Norwich Club for organising such a great Exhibition.

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Rake of Eight Mineral Wagons

Here we have a rake of Lionheart mineral wagons with various degrees of weathering. Some are very clean and they go through to filthy! All underframes were airbrushed after the bodies were hand painted with four different shades of rust. The methods include shadowing with dilute matt black and four different shades of rust stippled and hand painted. While the paint was wet on the bodies, I added a little Talc to get a little texture.

I had plenty of photo’s handy as reference while I proceeded.

Note – some wagons are photographed from both sides.

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Dapol O Gauge BR Brake Van

Just a Dapol straight from the box item with medium weathering.

This was achieved by using my usual wash and wipe method with a Humbrol matt black diluted with thinners about 50-50. The underframe was airbrushed with Railmatch Frame Dirt, Brake Dust and Matt Black. The roof was washed but not wiped – while wet I stippled with a small piece of foam to create mottled look.

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