Sunday, October 19, 2014


1F front

Wandering around Barrow Hill a few weeks ago, I spotted a familiar shape - a 1F. Just like the one I bought from Mr Bachmann. Apart from the open cab anyway.

1F smokebox

Looking at the loco, what struck me was how pleasantly dirty it was. Not disgusting, but a workaday level of muck appropriate to a hard working shunter.

Rust brake block

The loco isn't black. At least it isn't fresh from the paintshop black. But it is covered in black and brown. And dark grey. Quite streaky too in places.


And all the dirt has texture. Not great lumps and bumps, but it's definitely not smooth. I wonder how I can reproduce it?

BR Crest

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