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

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.

Dark Lane

Margarets Mill

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:-

Industrial 03 weathered

I have now weathered the 03 for the Cement Pad Layout. Weathering an industrial Loco is nothing like doing a mainline example and the Industrials weathering is more related to the products they handle. Being used for cement loading both bulk and bagged it is likely that a ‘dusting’ would happen primarily but with a little exhaust and brake dust.

Dapol Tank in O Gauge

This is a Dapol tank that has just been released – it is classified as an anchored tank. The weathering was achieved by using five different colours, the tank itself was misted and enhanced with Gloss Black. I have added a photo of the underframe so that you can see how I airbrushed and dry brushed the colours to form a medium blended weathering.

This is a black tank (type B) so carried the heavier oil products, hence the darker spillage.

Progress on Cement Loading Pad

This is an O Gauge project of Graham’s, it started about three years ago when a partially started layout was purchased. Since then both myself and Graham have been working on the rollingstock with little progress on the layout itself.

I think all the wagons have now been purchased and weathered and up until now one Loco has been completed, a Class 05 shunter. This is the second Loco purchased, a Class 03 shunter, it has been numbered and lettered and the transfers varnished, when it is dry it will be weathered.

We intend for the Pad to handle both Bulk in Presflo’s and Bagged in Cargo Wagons.

I think it is Graham’s intention to eventually have the layout DCC sound. I will update with the progress over the next few months.