This Class of Loco had a ‘nickname’ and were called ‘Night Owls’ as they mainly worked heavy freights during the night. It was not unusual for them to work Summer Passenger trains as well and were masters of both. This is a heavy weathering and shows signs of many nights work.
Another Loco I have had for a while and have just got around to weathering. This is a very old Kit Built Loco and is a runner, but the build standard and detail is poor. It has been refurbished, repainted etc, but it is very much a background filler on my Steam Shed Layout. I only paid £100 for the Loco, so I am quite happy to have it on display.
I have already weathered my first three Terriers as recently posted. This is the last one of the four for my Steam Depot – BR(S). A bit different to the others as it is in a special livery and named ‘Brighton Works’ this was a Works Pilot in the late 50’s- early 60’s. It did however retain its original BR number 32625. This is a very light body weathering as it was well looked after, the underframe was just a bit heavier weathering. It did not go far from the works – but I will give it a few outings on the branch line. Crew and marker discs added, plus extra piping.
Another purchase, a 2-4-2T Aspinall 2P number 50621. Needs finishing and weathering. I just love small to medium tank engines.
Here are three Dapol terriers, two have Westinghouse Brake and the other does not. The one without WB also has the enlarged coal bunker. I have assumed the two WB fitted were mainly Passenger Locos and the other was mainly freight, hence the weathering differences. Of note is that all three have been fitted with a ‘Spark Arresters’ on the chimneys. I researched each one and verified fitment with actual photos from the 50’s and 60’s.
Here are a pair of the Dapol B4 that I have weathered, all the usual methods used, plus one extra – I thought the plastic body was a bit shiny so I coated them with a 50-50 coating of mixed Satin and Matt Varnish before weathering. I have weathered one Loco ‘light to medium’ and the other ‘medium to heavy’. See the difference with the photo of them side by side.
This is my latest purchase, I was going to do a medium weathering, but it is so well painted and lined, I have decided to do a very light weathering.
This is my Beattie Well Tank. The kit was purchased and made several years ago but only just weathered – Thanks to Ian Hammond who sorted out the gremlins with the motor/gearbox – now a smooth runner.
This is a loco I weathered for Ian Hammond a couple of weeks ago. Ian did a complete rebuild and repaint, renumber and name on this Loco. It is destined for our dear friend Mike Boutle in a weeks time – enjoy Mike.
This is a medium weathered 50017 Royal Oak. This loco will also be heading to Australia in the future. All usual methods used – nameplates by ‘Protoneo’.