Workbench Witterings #5 O2 and not an O2, is this more weathering I see before me

With a nod to the fact that today, 23rd April, is not only St Georges Day, but also the date on which William Shakespeare is understood to have both been born and this year the 400th anniversary of his death, hence the stretching of a few quotations from his writings (so much more than witterings) … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #5 O2 and not an O2, is this more weathering I see before me

Workbench Witterings #4 identity changing and weathering

At long last, assisted by a few days off work over the recent Easter weekend, I have finally completed a few outstanding items on the workbench. This has mainly been around renumbering, naming and weathering a few items of rolling stock so I thought I would share with you some of the locomotives that I have … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #4 identity changing and weathering

Workbench Witterings #3 a change of S15 identity to the Maunsell Locomotive Society’s 30847

This weekend I finished changing the identity of one of Hornby's excellent S15 Class 4-6-0 models to represent 30847 one of the locomotives preserved by the Maunsell Locomotive Society. I carried out the work on behalf the Company Secretary of the Society and it was a pleasure to assist him in getting a model of 30847, … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #3 a change of S15 identity to the Maunsell Locomotive Society’s 30847

Workbench Witterings #2 Another repaint completed and the weathering queue gets longer

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 … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #2 Another repaint completed and the weathering queue gets longer

Workbench Witterings #1 A 45T steam crane and a green Van ‘B’

As promised a few posts ago when I first opened the box on my Wild Boar Models  45T Ransomes and Rapier Steam Breakdown Crane I thought it was about time I started "a whats on my workbench" type series of posts, so welcome to the first of my "Workbench Witterings". I am sure I am similar to … Continue reading Workbench Witterings #1 A 45T steam crane and a green Van ‘B’

45T Ransomes & Rapier Steam Breakdown Crane 3D printed kit from Wild Boar Models

Wild Boar Models develop and produce a number of 3D printed 4mm scale kits including a 45T Ransomes and Rapier Steam Breakdown Crane based on the two that were supplied (procured by the Government) to the Southern Railway, four to the Great Western Railway and a further two to the Ministry of Supply /  LNER under wartime conditions in … Continue reading 45T Ransomes & Rapier Steam Breakdown Crane 3D printed kit from Wild Boar Models

Infiltrating the GWR at Brent…or a repainted and weathered N Class

Back at the start of December I started and posted about a repaint of a Bachmann N class into post war SR black livery for friend and fellow post war period modeller Robin Sweet (Gwrrob on RMweb) for use on his excellent, albeit GWR,  layout 'Brent' based on South Brent in Devon. I detailed my … Continue reading Infiltrating the GWR at Brent…or a repainted and weathered N Class

Black and blue and green weekend…or model repainting

The American phenomenon of Black Friday really hit our UK shores in anger this year and not only included retailers cutting prices on the Friday itself but many online retailers making offers for the week before. Traditionally in the USA it was the amount of trading the day after their Thanksgiving, which signified the start of … Continue reading Black and blue and green weekend…or model repainting

BRM Weathering Special on Model Railways Live Website

In addition to the September issue of British Railway Modelling magazine that has been billed as a weathering special the Warners Model Railways Live website has been running a series of feature articles on weathering techniques and scenic effects.  Today sees a re-posting of my feature on the site about my weathering technique that can be read here. It … Continue reading BRM Weathering Special on Model Railways Live Website