I’ve not made much modelling progress of late, partly due to lots of work travel, but mainly due to over-committing myself to too many home, club, and 12″-foot projects… and here is one of them, a quick repaint of a small prairie over the past week at Didcot Railway Centre. The paint on 5572 has badly failed, and needs a repaint. The “Non-ops” group at Didcot have spent the last week rubbing down, touching in, and glossing up. Top coats in the next few days should see the green finished — today’s ‘malachite’ is just the undercoat 🙂
Rubbing back the old paint work – lots of dust in the air!
From the running plate, ready for the undercoat on top.
Undercoat almost done on the body
Touching in the undercoat around the rivets. 55xx’s have a LOT of rivets!
Why can’t I get Neil Young songs out of my head??? It’s only the undercoat, GWR green goes on next.
He who finishes painting first gets the tea in.
First top coat starts going on the boiler. Colour looks better now…
Painting in public view in the 1932 engine shed
Now I just need to finish off some club projects (signals and turntable control) through and get on with some actual modelling…
When you need 5/8″ BSW bolts, it’s probably not a model… Spent today crawling around the front of 6023 (King Edward II) bolting on various bits as she warmed up. Ready for some tests runs later in the afternoon, she looked great thumping up and down the demonstration line at Didcot – and there was even room on the footplate for a few guests 🙂
6023 ready to face the world