I always think the Class 31’s weather up very well, especially the green ones. My usual methods were used – starting with a ‘wash and wipe’ with dilute matt Black – followed by airbrushing five different colours – and finally dry brushing with three other colours.
Heljan Railbus Weathered
This is the first time I have ever weathered one of these little Railbuses. I did quite a search for info on these little fellows – quite a few pictures, only a few in good quality colour though. However, the research did help, and a start was made. This is a light weathering using my usual methods.
Sentinal and Van in O Gauge
This is the second Sentinal I have weathered in a week. I think I need to describe the Sentinal as ‘Grubby’ as opposed to Medium or whatever. I did quite a bit of research on these little beasts before starting and noted how coated they were in general grime, some depots did look after their charges better than others, but generally they were unkept. I also added extra coal into the bunkers.
The Van is for the same friend but is not to be used in the same era. This is a general wash and wipe in all crevices before weathering. I have to say Parkside now Peco wagons do take to the wash and wipe method very well as the slots in the planking are nice and deep.
Humbrol and Railmatch paints used, both sprayed and dry brushed.
EARM with Botterill Street Yard.
While Graham, Les and John were at The Great Electric Train Show at Milton Keynes with two layouts, Peter was at the East Anglian Railway Museum’s Exhibition for ‘small layouts’ with Botterill Street Yard on Sunday. Here are some photos taken by Peter of the layout at the Exhibition.
Very busy weekend for our Group.
Three Locos and a Railbus – O Gauge.
Here are four items I finished over the weekend, The steam locos have had a medium weathering and the diesel loco and the railcar have had light to medium levels applied. The Jinty and the Class 05 were numbered before weathering. I also ‘coaled’ the Jinty and added more coal to the Sentinal.
HMRS transfers used with Railmatch and Humbrol paints.
BR Jinty 0-6-0T 47306
Class 05 Shunter D2576
Dapol Railbus W79977
Dapol Sentinal 68164
All set up at GETS with Grub Lane
Here are a few photos of Grub Lane before the Crowds come in.
Photos by Les and John.
Stowmarket Swap-meet and Layouts
On Sunday we attended the Stowmarket Swap-Meet and Mini Exhibition at Needham Market Community Centre. We took our Dark Lane O Gauge Layout and had a great day meeting up with old friends and having chats with the visitors. Below are a few shots taken by my wife.
Seven O Gauge Wagons For Peter
Here are seven wagons that I have just weathered – all my usual methods were used, starting with a wash and wipe and ending with four colour spraying and dry brushes.
GOG Get together Bury St Eds
Yesterday we attended the O Gauge ‘get together’ at Bury St Edmunds. We took our DCC London Underground Layout ‘Dark Lane’. It was its debut Show and performed very well considering none of the operators had any training.
I have also included a few photo’s of a couple of other layouts that I had done some weathering of stock for the owners.
The photos are not up to my wifes normal standard due to the hall being dull.
Botterill Street Yard
Dark Lane Ready
Although I made this layout about two years ago, it had been dormant during this time due to Covid and lock downs. Well today I have cleaned it down and my son John helped me add the DCC controller. We are now ready for its first Exhibition on Sunday 18th October at the GOG ‘get together’ at the Bury St Eds Sugar Beet Factories Social Club. The Layout represents a small London Transport Depot in the mid 60’s, just before steam ended. All the Ex GW Locos are sound fitted by Coastal DCC of Ipswich.
Below are some photos I took during the day:-