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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London Transport Bogie Carrier

I purchased this wagon with the bogie crudely attached at a recent Exhibition. I thought that it would be a good addition to the stock for Dark Lane my LT layout.

The wagon is a Ex Midland one plank that had additional blocks for carrying bogies.

The bogie was weathered and a chain added to attach the bogie to the wagon. The wagon itself was made and painted to a reasonable standard so I just weathered it to a light – medium standard.

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O Gauge wagon variety

Just completed eleven various wagons, all were RTR and were light to medium weathering. Wash and wipe then airbrushed, all springs and couplings picked out in dark rust along with hinges. The dogfish wagons were sprayed inside with various colours and then 7mm ballast dropped in while the paint was still wet, the ballast is then taken out to give this effect.  The two tank wagons had different colour spillage to reflect the different contents.

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Six Minerals and a Brake Van in O Gauge

Here we have a rake of minerals and a brake van. I usually use enamel paints and a little talc for doing this job, this time I used some ‘liquid rust’ from a Military Modelling Shop.

I used as the instructions and slowly built up the layers to get different colours – the more you add the darker it gets and also the actual thickness becomes more 3D.

Yes, I enjoyed using the new liquid, but it is time consuming and the cost overall for the liquid is more than double the cost of enamel paints – worth it – definitely ‘yes’.

After looking at reference pictures, I was very tempted to do a 90% rust covering, but resisted this time!

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