GWR and BR (WR) Models 18


A trio of heavily-weathered Hornby 28XX models now.  My brief from my customer was to make them all filthy, but differently filthy from each other.  This goes to emphasize that weathering patterns can be as individual as the model, and does not have to mean that all one's locos have to look alike once weathered - indeed quite the opposite, as weathering is a perfect way of making sure your locos do NOT all look the same.

All weathering patterns have been copied from colour photographs of actual locos, from various books in my library.


No.2812 - just generally filthy really - typical late 1950s condition.


No.2848 - still in GWR green livery (although wearing the early BR emblem), and still also sporting the square drop-down running plate ahead of the cylinders, with inside steam pipes.  Weathered with a heavy dose of white staining around the safety valves and down the side of the boiler, to represent a serious bout of 'priming' at some point - quite common in the latter days of steam.


No.2849 - typical of the run-down condition of these locos in the 1960s (if photographs in books in my library are anything to go by !), with much road dirt, and many rusty patches on the bodywork and under-footplate areas, including the smokebox and cylinders, where paint has peeled off due the heat, and no maintenance has taken place to rectify the situation.




A Diagram 0.21 4-plank open wagon.  Built from a Four Most Models kit.


A 12 Ton 'Mink A' ventilated box van to Dia.V23 - built from a Four Most Models kit.


This is a Dia, DD4 'Cordon' gas tank wagon, based on a Wild Boar Models 3D-printed model.  It actually comes more or less as a complete model, except minus wheels, couplings, and more importantly, the array of pipework on this one side, which has to be fabricated.



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