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First attempts at weathering!!!

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Having rounded up what model railway items I feel that I am able to use from my parents' house, I have for sometime been attempting to plan my layout.

When we get around to it (money wise), I plan to use the loft having a layout based on a preserved railway. But in the mean time I am planning a small layout based in the mid 60's at a branch line terminus that will take apart and store under the spare bed (plenty of room, it's a double). My wife says that she can provide the "railway cats" - four of them.

I have found a number of Parkside and Cambrian kits that I have built, but not painted, so I have been thinking about liveries, and then weathering!!! I must have thought about this sometime back as I seem to have bought a load or Railmatch paint.

So this week I have spent some time weathering an old Hornby 110, replacing the speed whiskers with a yellow warning panel, and adding some dirt and rust. Not to sure if I have over done the dirt, but still, it is my first attempt

As I said, I my have over did the dirt!

Granted that the photo's maynot be the best in the world but....

All that is left to do is convert it to DCC and add lights - could be a while off yet

Any comments welcome

Thanks to pedromorgn for his help and advice on how to upload the photo's

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Thanks Gents,

I appreciate your points. But like I said it's my first go at it - things can only get better (I hope!!!!

Baykal,- I'll be spending rest of my week off looking at the web site you reccomend - Thanks

Andy, - 3" brush now stored in kitchen bin!!!!!!!

I know it my sound like a bit of an excuse but the DMU looks better then the photo's (but granted, not much better!!!)

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OK - Update,

Spent last night painting two Cambrian kits (1 Catfish, 1 Dogfish) in mat black with white handrails and handles. Spent today looking at photo's in the internet (did go down to the local railway yard today - but not many wagons about, must keep looking on my days off next week!!

So this evening having read what advice you have all offered me i'll be having another go at "lightly weathering", must keep looking at the photo's, but have found lots of them to look at.

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Hi all,

Thanks for your continued addvice and support

As I said yesterday been having a go at a Catfish and a Dogfish.

I've being using Railmatch paint for this i.e. light rust, dark rust, frame dirt, and brake dust.

Again pohot's not brill, but should give a good idea!!!

Read madon37's dry brush advice, and whilst on the phoned my mate has told me about an artical in March's Railway Modeler about this as well. So thanks Paul, if I still struggle with it my need to go and find a copy of this . Also been looking at Model Trains Weathered site that ebaykal recomeneded, so agin thanks Baykal.

So now 3 more Dogfish, 2 more Catfish, a Shark and ......... What?????

Wife just told me the Kitchen and dinning room also need painting

Well ladies and gents.... lets do the trains first

Any thoughts on any weathering improvements to the wagons, please let me know.

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Like your idea Jim s-w, might just have to give it a go, but on the other hand my wife tells me that may be I should all so give the lawn mower a go!!!!!
Something about not being able to see the cats in the garden

Could this be to time to drop a hint about a garden railway
But in the mean time I have had a go at 3 Sharks, 4 Dogfish and 3 Catfish. Now just need time to build the 6 Parkside Grampus kits!! O and cut the grass

But I do like the look of your 47

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Thanks, that given me more insperation. The photos could be useful please.

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