Fresh off the workbench today is a Hornby Schools Class R2844 number 30934 “St Lawrence” in early BR lined black but in my time honoured fashion, as per my post here, has been repainted and renumbered to appear as Number 929 “Malvern” in Southern post war black livery. Again this is one of those projects I started a while ago but felt was about time I progressed nearer to completion.
Following repainting and HMRS decals being applied, her “Malvern” nameplates, from Fox Transfers were fixed and the separately fitted details such as pipework, windows and safety valves refitted. Real coal has also been added to the tender. She now awaits weathering as per my usual methods, I tend to wait until I have a number of items ready for weather to get the most from setting up the airbrush and spray booth etc.
Schools class number 929 “Malvern” was one of only seven members of the class not to regain malachite green livery after the war, but stayed in SR black until January 1949 when she was renumbered to 30929 and outshopped in British Railways lined black.
She was allocated to Bournemouth shed in 1946 before moving to Brighton in 1947> The Schools class were not often seen at Salisbury, but from the perspective of Fisherton Sarum, she might have arrived on one of the Brighton to Plymouth services that changed locomotives at Salisbury, that’s my excuse anyway…
5 thoughts on “Workbench Witterings #2 Another repaint completed and the weathering queue gets longer”
Looks excellent – I’m envious!
Really beautiful, Graham. I’m looking forward to seeing the weathered article.
‘Have nothing on your layout that is not weathered’ – to misquote William Morris!
The school’s class looks fantastic
Hi there where could i find the Malvern name plates as i use to live in Malvern and would love to try this myself
I use etched nameplates from Fox Transfers https://fox-transfers.co.uk/ they do Malvern names plates either in SR days or in BR days including smokebox door number plate.