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23 October 2012

Methods for Weathering.
 

Before attempting any of the weathering methods, it is best you remove loco bodies from their chassis, remove or mask windows and with modern models spray with a matt varnish to stop printed detail such as numbers and logos being lifted or removed by the paint and sprit you may be using.  Otherwise it could be a costly experience, which may come as an unfortunate shock to anyone who owns very valuable locos insured by Aviva (aviva.co.uk) or handed down by relatives.  I would recommend the first time you try any of the weathering methods, you use a cheap second hand model that can thrown away or repainted easily!

 

Also study your subject, the places and the way dirt lies on them, different shades of colour and textures.  A colour photo of the subject is always best and where possible both sides. 

Wash Method

Wash method of weathering is when you add white sprit or thinners to the paint you are using.  For Example: I use Humbrol rust No.113 with white sprit or thinners – How much white sprit or thinners depends how much rust you want to leave behind on the detail. Using a ‘00’ thin brush, I brush the wash in between the different panels and other detail. I use a cotton bud to clear any excess ‘rust wash’ away or the Sponge Method depending on what effect I am after.

Sponge Method

First add paint or ‘wash’ (diluted paint using white sprit or thinners) to areas of your model that requires weathering.  Use a fine particle sponge – the sponge used for wash your car has to large particles to get the right effect – to remove the excess paint, this gives a good representation of how dirt sticks to the roof and sides of locos and other rolling stock.  Humbrol matt black No. 33 is used to do the roof staining.  My ‘road dirt’ mix is used for sides of locos and rolling stock. This is three equal parts of Humbrol matt black No.33, rust No. 113, matt white No. 130 and white sprit.

Dry Brush

For this I use an artist’s water colour half inch slab brush. First put a little paint on the brush, wiping the excess off.  Brush up, down and a long the loco body tiring to keep the strokes straight and at an even speed until the desired effect is crated.  For finer detail I use a ‘00’ thin brush for things like the edge of bogie steps.

 

Loco's Featured in this artical as follows:

1020, 1419, 2885,  4377, 33020,  46440,  4726660033, 60802, 64970, 92239, Deltic, D2212, 08623, 20128, 20210, 25279, 25322, 31107, 31435, 33012, 33109, 37049, 37207, 37209, 37223, 400524312345107, 46020, 47207, 47456, 47476, 47596, 47711, 47805, D400, 50007, 50014, 50023, 50033, 50036, 50149, D1000, 55014, 56068, 56101, 58001, 59104, 73125, 86220, 86245, 86401, 87019, 87021, 89001, 101 DMU, 117 DMU, 121 DMU, 122 DMU, 153325, 153372, 156480, 158757, 168110.

 
Loco Descriptions
     
Solihull Model Railway Circle - 1020 'County of Monmouth' in BR Green  

EX-GWR County Class No. 1020 ‘County of Monmouth’ in BR Green Lined Late Crest livery (Hornby Model). Jackson Evans etched brass name and numbers plates are fitted using superglue. The model was then weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Model Scene driver and fireman fitted within the cab and Springside Models headlamps are used. Real coal added to tender.    

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Railways Steam and Traction in Colour by Colin Boocook and Brain Morrison, Steaming into Birmingham and the West Midlands by Coleman and Rajczonek.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 1419 in Br Black  

EX-GWR Class 14xx No. 1419 in BR Black Early Crest livery (Dapol Model). This model was resprayed matt black, using Humbrol No.33. Modelmasters BR early crest transfers were placed on the side of the water tanks. Jackson Evans etched brass numbers plates are fitted to cab sides using superglue. The model was then weathered and sprayed with Railmatch Matt varnish. Clear plasticard was then used for the cab windows. Model Scene driver and fireman fitted within the cab. Springside Models headlamps are fitted. Real coal added to banker.    

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Railways Steam and Traction in Colour by Colin Boocook and Brain Morrison.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 88 p50-52

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GWR Class 38xx No. 2885 in Great Western Green livery (Hornby Model).

 

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 4377 in BR Green  

EX-GWR Class 43xx No. 4377 in BR Green Lined Late Crest livery (Bachmann Model). Jackson Evans etched brass numbers plates fitted to cab sides using superglue. The model was then weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Model Scene driver and fireman fitted within the cab. Springside Models headlamps are fitted. Real coal added to tender.    

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Railways Steaming Through the Sixties by P B Hands and C Richards, Steaming into Birmingham and the West Midlands by Coleman and Rajczonek.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 33020 in BR Black  

EX-Southern Railways Class Q1

No. 33020 in BR Black Late Crest livery (Hornby Model). This model has been heavily weathered and then sprayed with Railmath matt varnish. Hornby driver and fireman fitted within cab. A Springside Models headlamp is fitted. Real coal added to tender.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Railways Steaming Through the Sixties by P B Hands and C Richards.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 63 p64, 75 p18-24.

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Ex-LMS Ivatt Class 2MT No. 46440 in BR Black Late Crest livery ( Model).

 

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EX-LMS Jinty Class 3f No. 47266 in BR Black Late Crest livery (Bachmann Model).

 

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 60033 'Seagull' in BR Green  

EX- LNER Class A4 No. 60033 'Seagull' in BR Green Lined Late Crest livery (Bachmann Model). Detailed and weathered by Solihull Model Railway Circle club member Colin Richards. Detailing work included rebuilding the inside of the tender so real coal could be used, so that the tender didn’t look over filled. Bachmann supplied etched brass nameplate fitted, as were bachmann driver and fireman. Springside Models headlamps are fitted. This model has been sprayed with Railmath matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Railways Steam and Traction in Colour by Colin Boocook and Brain Morrison, British Railways Steaming Through the Sixties by P B Hands and C Richards.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 2 p22-32.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 60802 in 'Birtish Railway' livery  

EX- LNER Class V2 No. 60802 in Black lined ‘Birtish Railways’ livery (Bachmann Model). Renumbered, detailed and weathered by Solihull Model Railway Circle club member Colin Richards. Detailing work included rebuilding the inside of the tender so real coal could be used, so that the tender didn’t look over filled. Bachmann driver and fireman fitted within cab. Springside Models headlamps are fitted. This model has been sprayed with Railmath matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Railways Steam and Traction in Colour by Colin Boocook and Brain Morrison, British Railways Steaming Through the Sixties by P B Hands and C Richards, Steaming into Birmingham and the West Midlands by Coleman and Rajczonek.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 23 p20-28.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 64970 in BR Black  

EX-LNER Class J39 No. 64970 in BR Black Late Crest livery (Bachmann Model). Detailed and weathered by Solihull Model Railway Circle club member Colin Richards. Detailing work included rebuilding the inside of the tender so real coal could be used, so that the tender didn’t look over filled. Bachmann driver and fireman fitted within cab and a Springside Models headlamp is fitted. This model has been sprayed with Railmath matt varnish.

 

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 92239 in BR Black  

BR Standard Class 9F No. 92239 in BR Black Late Crest livery (Hornby/Modelyard Model). Detailing work included rebuilding the inside of the tender so real coal could be used, so that the tender didn’t look over filled. The chimney has been drilled out and lamp irons fited which are made from staples. Hornby driver and fireman fitted within cab. Springside Models headlamps are fitted. Real coal added to tender. This model has been weathered and then sprayed with Railmath matt varnish.  

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Railways Steam and Traction in Colour by Colin Boocook and Brain Morrison, British Railways Steaming Through the Sixties by P B Hands and C Richards, Steaming into Birmingham and the West Midlands by Coleman and Rajczonek.

Magazines:

Model Rail No.1 p72-75, 5 p18-27.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - English Electric prototype 'Deltic'  

English Electric prototype ‘Deltic’ (Dapol/Kitmaster kit Model). First modelled before the 'Model Rail' article, I used Lima class 50 motor and trailer bogies and I sprayed the model with Humbrol gloss varnished No. 35 which turned yellow within a year!. In October 2006 and some time after the 'Model Rail' article, I swapped the Lima class 50 motor and trailer bogies for Lima class 37 motor and trailer bogies. Removing the bogie side frames and fitting the Dapol/Kitmaster bogie frames. After painting and tounching up the rest of the loco’s paint work I sprayed the loco with Railmatch matt varnish, which luckly reversed the yellowing! Painted with Railmatch deltic blue No. 317, Humbrol cream No. 103, Humbrol grey No. 126 and Humbrol silver No. 11. Directional lighting has been fitted to this loco using a yellow LED. The moulded lamp irons were removed and new lamp irons were made from staples. Jackson Evans etched brass builders plated were superglued in place.  Southern East Finecast flush glazing was used for the windows. Springside Models headlamps and a Romford screw link coupling are fitted.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books: British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, The Power of the Deltics by J S Whiteley and G W Morrison.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 18 p38-48, 20 p34,

Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 174,

Railway Modeller May 1999 p233-238 and p244-246, The Railway Magazine March 1959 p188, p196, The World of Trains

Part 6 p117-120.

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - D2212 BR Black  

Class 04 No. D2212 in BR Black Late Crest livery with tramway skirts (Dapol/Airfix kit Model). The running plate is from a Bachmann class 03 with the cab and bonnet removed. Also used from the Bachmann Class 03 was the chassis/motor block. A Airfix/Dapol class 04 kit was used for the bonnet and cab.  Plasticard was used for the tramway skirts. I painted this model using Humbrol matt black No. 33 for the body and Humbrol No. 174 for red on the buffer beams. Clear plasticard was used for the bigger windows, where as Humbrol ‘clear fix’ was used for smaller windows.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 70 p18–25, 71 p26 & 31, Model Railway Constructor Dec 1961 p304–305, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No.195, Railway Modeller Feb 1962 p39,

Traction No. 72 p31, 74 p47.

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Class 08 No. 08623 in BR Rail Blue livery (Bachmann Model). Two Bachmann bodies were use to get the correct number of boxes along the body sides. The main body handrails were replaced using 'Alan Gibson' medium cab handrail knobs and suitable brass wire. The cab handrails were also replaced by brass wire. The whistle was missing from my model, so a new one was made from a short thick peace of wire. Detailing parts from Craftsman detailing kits range are fitted to the buffer beam. The Bachmann NEM pocket couplings have been retained as it doesn’t compromise the buffer detail.

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

Motive Power Recognition:1 Locomotives by Colin J. Marsden.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 32 p20-30,

Railway Modeller Aug 1997 p344-345.

Websites:

martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 20128 BR Blue  

Class 20 No. 20128 in BR Rail Blue livery with headcode discs (Bachmann Model). This model has been renumbered, new BR logo’s added to cab end of the bonnet and new ‘tops’ data panels added to lower edge of the cab. I used Fox Transfers to do this. The cab end of the buffer beam has been detailed, using detailing parts provided by Bachmann and other detailing parts from Craftsman’s detailing kits range. A ‘wire loop’ coupling has been fitted to the detailed buffer beam, so that ready to run stock can be hauled.  This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 20s in colour by Andrew Fell.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 24 p40-51, 106 p20-28.

Websites:

martinbray-ukloco, Martin Loader's Railway Photography, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 20210 BR Blue  

Class 20 No. 20210 in BR Rail Blue livery with Headcode box (Bachmann Model). This model has been renumbered, new BR logo’s added to cab end of the bonnet and new ‘tops’ data panels added to lower edge of the cab. I used Fox Transfers to do this. The plastic in the headcode boxes was removed and the printed headcode number removed using a scalpel blade. Using a computer I printed domino’s and stuck these in the back of the headcode box, replacing the now clear plastic back in the headcode box. The cab end of the buffer beam has been detailed, using detailing parts provided by Bachmann and other detailing parts from Craftsman’s detailing kits range. A ‘wire loop’ coupling has been fitted to the detailed buffer beam, so that ready to run stock can be hauled.  This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 20s in colour by Andrew Fell.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 24 p40-51, 106 p20-28.

Websites:

martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 25279 BR Blue  

Class 25/3 No. 25279 in BR Rail Blue livery (Bachmann Model). The cab handrails have been replaced with metal ones. The plastic in the headcode boxes was removed and the printed head code number removed using a scalpel blade. Using a computer I printed domino’s and stuck these in the back of the headcode box, replacing the now clear plastic back in the headcode box. At the fan end of this loco, the buffer bean has been fully detailed using detailing parts provided by Bachmann and parts from Craftsman’s detailing kits range. A ‘wire loop’ coupling has been fitted to the detailed buffer beam, so that ready to run stock can be hauled. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn,

Rail Portfolios 8 The Class 24s and 25s by Hugh Day.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 45 p18-26, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No.177, Motive Power September 1987 p17-20, Railway Modeller March 1995 p115–117.

Websites:

derbysulzers.com, martinbray-ukloco,

Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 25322 'Tamworth Castle'  

Class 25/3 No. 25322 ‘Tamworth Castle’ in ‘Ice Cream Van’ livery (Bachmann Model). Modelled as May 1985. At the none fan end of this loco, the buffer bean has been fully detailed using detailing parts provided by Bachmann and parts from Craftsman’s detailing kits range. A Romford screw link coupling and a ‘wire loop’ coupling has been fitted so ready to run stock can be hauled. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn,

Rail Portfolios 8 The Class 24s and 25s by Hugh Day.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 45 p18-26, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No.177, Traction No. 68 p28, Motive Power September 1987 p17-20, Railway Modeller March 1995 p115–117.

Websites:

derbysulzers.com, martinbray-ukloco,

Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 31107 BR Railfeight Red Stripe  

Class 31 No. 31107 with ‘skin head’ cabs and in BR Railfreight Red Stripe livery (Lima model). The Lima handrails have been fitted. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. At the none fan end of this loco, the buffer bean has been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit and Romford screw link coupling. A ‘wire loop’ coupling has been fitted at detail end of the loco so ready to run stock can be hauled. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 1 p64-71, 53 p20-29, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No.189.

Websites:

Class 31 Photo Gallery, martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 31435 BR Blue  

Class 31/4 No. 31435 in BR Rail Blue Livery (Lima model)Modelled as September 1991. This model has been renumbered using Fox transfers. The Lima handrails have been fitted. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. At the fan end of this loco, the buffer bean has been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit, a Romford screw link coupling. A ‘wire loop’ coupling has been fitted to the detailed end of this loco so ready to run stock can be hauled. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 1 p64-71, 53 p20-29, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 189.

Websites:

Class 31 Photo Gallery, martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 33/0 No. 33012 in BR Rail Blue livery (Heljan Model). This model has been renumbered using Fox transfers. At the fan end of this loco, the buffer beam has detailed using detailing parts from Craftsman’s detailing kits range. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. This model has been lightly weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Rail Portfolios The Cromptons by Colin Marsden.

Magazines:

Model Rail No.42 p24-33,Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 184.

Websites:

martinbray-ukloco, Peter Tandy's Railway Photos, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 33109 BR Blue  

Class 33/1 No. 33109 in BR Rail Blue livery (Lima model). This loco has been resprayed using Rail Match Rail Blue. The ‘Warning Yellow’ is by Precision Paints. The Transfers are Fox Transfers. The model has been fitted with Southern East Finecast flush glazing. The inside of the engine room windows have been painted with Humbrol matt black No. 33. Craftsman’s detailing kits have been fitted. The Lima coupling has been retained on the one end to make life easier, when it is been used to push my ‘Southern Pride’ 4TC unit. The lamp irons are made from staples. The Lima exhaust has been removed and ‘milliput’ filler has been used to make this roof panel into one, as Lima model it as two. A new exhaust hole was drilled and filed to shape with a plasticard frame fitted. A hole was drilled in the top of the air horn box on cab roofs and filed square. Two short lengths of thick hand rail wire were superglued in place to represent horns. Plasticard was then glued behind them. The roof was weathered by using Humbrol matt black No. 33 and rubbed in with a cloth. This model has been lightly weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the trailer bogie of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Rail Portfolios The Cromptons by Colin Marsden, Waterloo West by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 11 p37, 42 p24-33, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 184.

Websites:

martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 37/0 No. 37049 in BR Rail Blue livery (Lima Model). Modelled as June 1985. At fan end of the loco, the buffer bean has been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit and a Romford screw link coupling. A ‘wire loop’ coupling has been fitted so ready to run stock can be hauled. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. Bi-directional lighting has been fitted to this loco using grain of wheat bulbs. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn,

Rail Portfolios Class 37 by Paul Shannon,

Rail Portfolios 9 Railfreight by Paul Shannon.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 20 p52-p55, No.38 p34-p42

Modern Locomotives Illustrated No.171

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 37/0 No. 37207 ' Willam Cockworthy' in BR Rail Blue livery (Lima Model). Modelled as June 1986. Shawplan etched brass nameplates have been fitted using superglue. At both ends the moulded nose handrails have been removed and new brass wire ones fitted. The buffer beans has been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit and Romford screw link couplings. A ‘Wire loop’ couplings have been fitted so ready to run stock can be hauled. This model been a newer Lima class 37, it comes with plastic air horns on the roof which I have replaced with 'A1 models' turned brass ones. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. Bi-directional lighting has been fitted to this loco using grain of wheat bulbs. This model has been lightly weathered and sprayed with Railmatch satin varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

An Illustrated History of West Country China Clay Trains by John Vaughan,

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn,

British Railways Steam and Traction in Colour by Colin Boocock and Brain Morrison, Taunton West by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 20 p52-p55, No. 38 p34-p42, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No.171, Rail No. 98 p30.

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 37/0 No. 37209 in BR Large Logo livery (Lima Model). Modelled as December 1989. At both ends the moulded nose handrails have been removed and new brass wire ones fitted. At the none fan end of the loco, the buffer bean has been fully detailed Craftsman’s detailing kit and Romford screw link coupling. A ‘wire loop’ coupling has been fitted, so ready to run stock can be hauled. Indents on the cab roof for air horns were cut using a scalpel blade and turned brass 'A1 models' air horns fitted. The steam boiler outlets were removed and square bits of plasticard glued on to look like they have been platted over. The extra roof ribbing was also removed using a scalpel blade. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. Bi-directional lighting has been fitted to this loco using grain of wheat bulbs. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn,

Scottish Class 37s Volume 3 - The 1990s by Nick Meskell.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 20 p52-p55, No.38 p34-p42

Modern Locomotives Illustrated No.171

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

 

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Class 37/0 No. 37223 in Railfreight 3 Tone Grey Coal livery (Lima Model). Modelled as 24 July 1990. Shawplan etched brass BR arrow logo plates are fitted using superglue. At both ends the moulded nose handrails have been removed and new brass wire ones fitted. At the fan end of the loco, the buffer bean has been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit and Romford screw link coupling. A ‘wire loop’ coupling has been fitted, so ready to run stock can be hauled. Indents on the cab roof for air horns were cut using a scalpel blade and turned brass 'A1 models' air horns fitted. The steam boiler outlets were removed and square bits of plasticard glued on to look like they have been platted over. The extra roof ribbing was also removed using a scalpel blade. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. Bi-directional lighting has been fitted to this loco using grain of wheat bulbs. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn,

Rail Portfolios Class 37 by Paul Shannon.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 20 p52-p55, No.38 p34-p42

Modern Locomotives Illustrated No.171

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 40052 BR Blue  

Class 40 No. 40052 in BR Rail Blue livery with headcode discs (Bachmann Model). Modelled as May 1983. This model has been renumbered using Fox transfers. The buffer beams have been detailed using detailing parts provided by Bachmann and other detailing parts from Craftsman's detailing kits range. The Bachmann NEM pocket couplings have been retained as it doesn’t compromise the buffer detail. Different thickness of wire have use to represent the steam pipe and brake pipe on the bogies. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Rail Portifolios 1 The 40s by Murry Brown,

Scotland East and North by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 58 p19-26, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No.179

Websites:

martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 43 High Speed Train Power Car No. 43123 Intercity Executive livery (Hornby Model).

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

Magazines:

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 45/1 No. 45107 in BR Rail Blue livery (Bachmann/Modelzone Model). Modelled as time frame 18th Febuary 1978 - 6th April 1985. This loco was used by BR on all class 45/1's strong holds, from the west country, cross country, transpennie and Sheffield to London St pancras expresses. The body side steps were filled with 'milliput' and painted with Railmath Rail Blue No. 207. The buffer beams have been detailed using detailing parts provided by Bachmann and other detailing parts from Craftsman's detailing kits range. The Bachmann NEM pocket couplings have been retained as it doesn’t compromise the buffer detail. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Bi-directional lighting has been fitted to this loco using grain of wheat bulbs.

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

An Illustrated History of West Country China Clay Trains by John Vaughan, British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Profile of the Peaks by J S Whiteley and G W Morrison, The Wash to Worcester by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 26 p56-67,Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 192, Traction No. 75 p16-19.

Websites:

martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 46020 BR blue  

Class 46 No. 46020 in BR Rail Blue livery with centre headcode panel (Bachmann Model). Modelled as June 1980. This model has been renumbered using Fox transfers. Bi-directional lighting has been fitted to this loco using grain of wheat bulbs. The buffer beams have been detailed using detailing parts provided by Bachmann and other detailing parts from Craftsman's detailing kits range. The Bachmann NEM pocket couplings have been retained as it doesn’t compromise the buffer detail. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Profile of the Peaks by J S Whiteley and G W Morrison.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 26 p56-67, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 192, Traction No. 78 p16-19.

Websites:

martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 47207 'Bulmer's of Hereford' Railfeight 3 Tone Grey  

Class 47/0 No. 47207 ‘Bulmer’s of Hereford’ in Railfreight 3 Tone Grey Speedlink livery (Lima Model). Modelled as June 1988. Shawplan etched brass nameplates; BR logo and shed plates are fitted using superglue. The Lima battery boxes on the chassis have been removed. Hornby battery boxes and steam boiler water tanks have been fitted. The buffer beams have been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit and Romford screw link couplings. A ‘Wire loop’ style coupling have been fitted at both ends, so that ready to run stock can be hauled. Staples were used for lamp irons. The engine room windows have been painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33 and the inside (back) of the high density light was painted with Humbrol silver No. 11. The chassis and roof have been weathered and then the radios ariel’s were fitted at both ends. This was to give the effect of the ariel’s being fitted as an after thought. The ariel’s are home made using thin strips of brass cut to length for the bracket and hand rail wire for the ariel. The loco was then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.  

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 47s by Gavin Morrison.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 16 p18-29, 22 p36-47, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 181, Railway Magazine Nov 1988 p715.

Websites:

The 47's, martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 47456 BR Large Logo Blue  

Class 47/4 No. 47456 in BR Large Logo livery (Lima Model). This model has been renumbered using Fox transfers. The fan end buffer beams has been detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit and a Romford screw link coupling. A ‘Wire loop’ style coupling has been fitted, so ready to run stock can be hauled. Staples were used for lamp irons. The steam boiler exhaust square plate was removed. A circular plate was cut from a tablet strip and stuck in its place. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33 and the inside (back) of the high density light was painted with Humbrol silver No. 11. The chassis, loco body and roof have been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals. 

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 47s by Gavin Morrison.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 16 p18-29, 22 p36-47, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 181.

Websites:

The 47's, martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 47476 'Night Mail' BR Parcels  

Class 47/4 No. 47476 ‘Night Mail’ in BR Red and Grey Parcels livery (Lima Model). Modelled as 1993.  Shawplan etched brass nameplates and BR logos are fitted using superglue. The none fan end of the buffer beams has been detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit and a Romford screw link coupling. A ‘Wire loop’ style coupling have been fitted, so ready to run stock can be hauled. Staples were used for lamp irons.  The roof ariel’s are home made using thin strips of brass cut to length for the bracket and hand rail wire for the ariel. The steam boiler exhaust square plate was removed.  A circular plate was cut from a tablet strip and stuck in its place. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33 and the inside (back) of the high density light was painted with Humbrol silver No. 11. The chassis, loco body and roof have been lightly weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 47s by Gavin Morrison.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 16 p18-29, 22 p36-47, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 181.

Websites:

The 47's, martinbray-uklocoRail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 47596 'Aldeburgh Festival' BR Blue  

Class 47/4 No. 47596 ‘Aldeburgh Festival’ in BR Rail Blue livery (Lima Model). Modelled as March – August 1985. Shawplan etched brass nameplates are fitted using superglue. The buffer beams have been detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit and Romford screw link couplings. A ‘Wire loop’ style coupling have been fitted at both ends, so ready to run stock can be hauled. Staples were used for lamp irons. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33 and the inside (back) of the high density light was painted with Humbrol silver No. 11. The chassis, loco body and roof have been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 47s by Gavin Morrison.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 16 p18-29, 22 p36-47, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 180.

Websites:

The 47's, martinbray-uklocoRail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 47711 'County of Hertfordshire' Network SouthEast  

Class 47/7 No. 47711 ‘County of Hertfordshire’ in revised Network SouthEast livery (Lima Model).  Modelled as July 1993. Shawplan etched brass nameplates are fitted using superglue. The extra fuel tank around the battery boxes was made using plasticard, as was the new buffer beams after the crab rail was removed.  Hurst models class 47/7 air dryer pipe and cross tank were fitted. The buffer beams have been detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit and Romford screw link couplings. A ‘Wire loop’ style coupling have been fitted at both ends, so ready to run stock can be hauled. Staples were used for lamp irons. The roof ariel’s are home made using thin strips of brass cut to length  for the bracket  and hand rail wire for the ariel. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33 and the inside (back) of the high density light was painted with Humbrol silver No. 11. The chassis, loco body and roof have been lightly weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.  

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 47s by Gavin Morrison, Rail Portfolios 7 The 47s by Howard Johnston, Waterloo West by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 16 p18-29, 22 p36-47, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 180, 181, Traction No. 71 p37-41, 73 p33-35, 74 p35-37.

Websites:

The 47's, martinbray-uklocoRail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 47805 'Bristol Bath Road' Intercity  

Class 47/8 No. 47805 ‘Bristol Bath Road’ in Intercity Swallow livery

(Lima Model). Modelled as July 1991.  This model has been renumbered using Fox transfers. Jackson Evans etched brass nameplates are fitted using superglue. The extra fuel tank around the battery boxes was made using plasticard, as was the new buffer beams after the crab rail was removed. Both buffer beams have been detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit and Romford screw link couplings. A ‘Wire loop’ style coupling have been fitted at both ends, so ready to run stock can be hauled. Staples were used for lamp irons. The roof ariel’s are home made using thin strips of brass cut to length for the bracket and hand rail wire for the ariel. The engine room windows were painted on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33 and the inside (back) of the high density light was painted with Humbrol silver No. 11. The chassis, lower edge of the body and roof have been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 47s by Gavin Morrison,

Class 47/8s Volume One by Nick Meskell.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 16 p18-29, 22 p36-47, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 181.

Websites:

The 47's, martinbray-uklocoRail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - D400 BR Blue  

Class 50 No. D400 in BR Rail Blue livery (Lima Model). Modelled as October 1991. This model has had gapes cut in the chassis, between the fuel tank and other boxes. Radio pods cut and shaped from plasticard, fitted to the tops of the headcode boxes. The headcode boxes have been flatted to represent been plated over. The exhausts on the roof have being drilled out and filed to shape. Handrails have been fitted below the cab front windows. The sand boxes below the cab side windows have been filled using Milliput, as have the roof walkways. The fan end buffer beam has had a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with Romford screw link and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. Steps have been added to the bogies using plastic ladders cut to length, the axle boxes have been painted yellow and wheels painted white.  The chassis, lower edge of the body, body grills and roof have been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch satin varnish.

Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 50 Factfile by Kevin Sunders and David N. Clough, Mainline Colour Albums – No. 1 The Class 50 by Denton And Warwick, Waterloo West by Roger Siviter, 50s To Exeter by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 27 p40-51, 67 p46-48, Model Rail Supplement No. 14 p8-12, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 193, Railway Modeller April 1990 p174 -175.

Websites:

Martin Loader's Railway Photography, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 50007 'Sir Edward Elgar' Great Western 150  

Class 50 No. 50007 ‘Sir Edward Elgar’ in Great Western 150 Green livery

(Lima Model). Modelled as August 1984. Shawplan etched brass nameplates BR logo and Great Western crests are fitted using superglue. This model has had gapes cut in the chassis, between the fuel tank and other boxes.  The headcode boxes have been flatted to represent been plated over. The exhausts on the roof have being drilled out and filed to shape. Handrails have been fitted below the cab front windows. The sand boxes below the cab side windows have been filled using Milliput, as have the roof walkways. The none fan end buffer beam has had a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with Romford screw link and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. Steps have been added to the bogies using plastic ladders cut to length, the axle boxes have been painted yellow and wheels painted white. The chassis and roof have been lightly weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 50 Factfile by Kevin Sunders and David N. Clough, Locomotive recognition Class 50s by Colin J Marsden, Mainline Colour Albums – No. 1 The Class 50 by Denton And Warwick, Network SouthEast Years by Nick Meskell, Portrait of the 50’s by John Chalcraft, Tauton West by Roger Siviter, 50s To Exeter by Roger Siviter, 50s West by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 27 p40-51, 67 p46-48, Model Rail Supplement No. 14 p8-12, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 193, Railway Modeller April 1990 p174 -175.

Websites:

Class 50 Diesel Photo Gallery, martinbray-ukloco, Martin Loader's Railway Photography, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 50014 'Warspite' BR Blue  

Class 50 No. 50014 ‘Warspite’ in BR Rail Blue livery (Lima Model).  Modelled as May 1983. Shawplan etched brass nameplates are fitted using superglue. This model has been renumbered using Fox transfers. This model has had gapes cut in the chassis, between the fuel tank and other boxes.  The headcode boxes have been flatted to represent been plated over. The exhausts on the roof have being drilled out and filed to shape. Handrails have been fitted below the cab front windows. The fan end buffer beam has had a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with Romford screw link and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. Steps have been added to the bogies, using plastic ladders cut to length.  This loco has weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 50 Factfile by Kevin Sunders and David N. Clough, Locomotive recognition Class 50s by Colin J Marsden, Portrait of the 50’s by John Chalcraft, 50s To Exeter by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 27 p40-51, 67 p46-48, Model Rail Supplement No. 14 p8-12, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 193,Railway Modeller April 1990 p174 -175.

Websites:

Class 50 Diesel Photo Gallerymartinbray-ukloco, Martin Loader's Railway Photography, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 50023 'Howe' Network SouthEast  

Class 50 No. 50023 ‘Howe’ in  original Network SouthEast  livery with black window surrounds (Lima Model).  Modelled as Feb 1989. Shawplan etched brass nameplates are fitted using superglue. This model has had gapes cut in the chassis, between the fuel tank and other boxes. The headcode boxes have been flatted to represent been plated over. The exhausts on the roof have being drilled out and filed to shape. Handrails have been fitted below the cab front windows. The sand boxes below the cab side windows have been filled using Milliput, as have the roof walkways. The fan end buffer beam has had a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with Romford screw link and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. Steps have been added to the bogies using plastic ladders cut to length, the axle boxes have been painted yellow. This loco has weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 50 Factfile by Kevin Sunders and David N. Clough, Locomotive recognition Class 50s by Colin J Marsden, Network SouthEast Years by Nick Meskell, Waterloo West by Roger Siviter, 50s To Exeter by Roger Siviter, 50s West by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 27 p40-51, 67 p46-48, Model Rail Supplement No. 14 p8-12, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 193, Rail No. 92 p15, 131 p16,

Railway Modeller April 1990 p174 -175.

Websites:

Class 50 Diesel Photo GalleryMartinbray-ukloco, Martin Loader's Railway PhotographyRail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 50033 'Glorious' Network SouthEast  

Class 50 No. 50033 ‘Glorious’ in revised Network SouthEast livery

(Lima Model). Modelled as March 1990.  Shawplan etched brass nameplates are fitted. BR logo transfers have added next to name so it reads ‘British Rail, Glorious Network SouthEast’ as run on BR in early 1990’s. This model has had gapes cut in the chassis, between the fuel tank and other boxes. Radio pods cut and shaped from plasticard, fitted to the tops of the headcode boxes. The headcode boxes have been flatted to represent been plated over. The exhausts on the roof have being drilled out and filed to shape. Handrails have been fitted below the cab front windows. The sand boxes below the cab side windows have been filled using Milliput, as have the roof walkways. Lima mini snowploughs have been fitted and the none fan end buffer beam has had a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with Romford screw link and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. Steps have been added to the bogies, using plastic ladders cut to length and the axle boxes painted yellow with thin red line through them. The chassis, snowploughs, body grills and roof have been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch satin varnish.

Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 50 Factfile by Kevin Sunders and David N. Clough, Mainline Colour Albums – No. 1 The Class 50 by Denton And Warwick, Waterloo West by Roger Siviter, 50s To Exeter by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 27 p40-51, 67 p46-48, Model Rail Supplement No. 14 p8-12, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 193,

Rail 92 p15, 131 p16,

Railway Modeller April 1990 p174 -175 Traction No. 70 p53.

Websites:

Class 50 Diesel Photo Gallery, martinbray-ukloco, Martin Loader's Railway PhotographyRail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 50036 'Victorious' BR Large Logo Blue  

Class 50 No. 50036 ‘Victorious’ in BR Large Logo livery (Lima Model).Modelled as before the loco receiving red buffer beams, 1985. Shawplan etched brass nameplates are fitted using superglue. This model has had gapes cut in the chassis, between the fuel tank and other boxes. The headcode boxes have been flatted to represent being plated over. The exhausts on the roof have being drilled out and filed to shape. Handrails have been fitted below the cab front windows. The sand boxes below the cab side windows have been filled using Milliput, as has the roof walkways. The none fan end buffer beam has had a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with a Romford screw link coupling and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. Steps have been added to the bogies, using plastic ladders cut to length and the axle boxes painted yellow.  The chassis, body and roof have been heavily weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 50 Factfile by Kevin Sunders and David N. Clough, Locomotive recognition Class 50s by Colin J Marsden, Mainline Colour Albums – No. 1 The Class 50 by Denton And Warwick, Portrait of the 50’s by John Chalcraft, 50s To Exeter by Roger Siviter, 50s West by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 27 p40-51, 67 p46-48, Model Rail Supplement No. 14 p8-12, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 193,Railway Modeller April 1990 p174 -175 Traction No. 70 p53.

Websites:

Class 50 Diesel Photo Gallery, martinbray-ukloco, Martin Loader's Railway PhotographyRail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 50149 'Defiance' Railfreight 3 Tone Grey  

Class 50 No. 50149 ‘Defiance’ in Railfreight 3 Tone Grey General livery (Lima Model). Modelled as when based at St Blazely, 1988. Shawplan etched brass nameplates, BR logo and shed plates are fitted using superglue. This model has had gapes cut in the chassis, between the fuel tank and other boxes. Radio pods cut and shaped from plasticard, fitted to the tops of the headcode boxes. The headcode boxes have been flatted to represent being plated over. The exhausts on the roof have being drilled out and filed to shape. Handrails have been fitted below the cab front windows. The sand boxes below the cab side windows have been filled using milliput, as has the roof walkways. The fan end buffer beam has had a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with Romford screw link and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. Steps have been added to the bogies, using plastic ladders cut to length and the axle boxes painted yellow. The chassis and roof have been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Class 50 Factfile by Kevin Sunders and David N. Clough, Cornish China Clay Trains by Maurice Dart, Locomotive recognition Class 50s by Colin J Marsden, Mainline Colour Albums – No. 1 The Class 50 by Denton And Warwick, 50s West by Roger Siviter.

Magazines:

Model Rail No.27 p40-51, 67 p46-48, Model Rail Supplement No. 14 p8-12, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 185, 193, Railway Modeller April 1990 p174 -175.

Websites:

Class 50 Diesel Photo GalleryMartinbray-uklocoMartin Loader's Railway PhotographyRail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - D1000 'Western Enterprise' Desert Sand  

Class 52 No. D1000 ‘Western Enterprise’ in Desert Sand Livery (Lima Model). Modelled as Febuary 1962. This model was brought second hand and had been repainted into ‘Desert Sand’ livery, which had included the use of Fox transfers and Jackson Evans etched brass BR lion and wheel emblem, name, number and builders plates. When purchased this model had small yellow warning panels, these were painted out using Humbrol ‘Desert Sand’ No. 26. A Craftsman's detailing kits has been fitted. A ‘Wire loop’ style couplings have been fitted at both ends, so that ready to run stock can be hauled. The exhausts on the roof have being drilled out and filed to shape. The loco was then be sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Humbrol ‘clear fix’ was used for the cab windows. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals. 

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, The Westerns BR Class 52 Diesel-Hydraulics by H L Ford and N E Preedy.

Magazines:

Model Rail No.7 p18-27 p62-63, 79 p18-26, Railway ModellerDecember 1989 p561-563.

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 55014 'The Duke of Wellington's Regiment' BR Blue  

Class 55 No. 55014 ' The Duke of Wellington's Regiment' in BR Rail Blue livery (Lima Model). Modelled as February 1981. Jackson Evans ecthed brass Nameplates are fitted using superglue. A Craftsman's detailing kits is fitted and Romford screw link couplings. A ‘Wire loop’ style couplings have been fitted at both ends, so that ready to run stock can be hauled. An extra exhaust (Lima missed one!) was drilled out as were the exhausts and filed to shape. The headcode boxes were filled with plasticard and two holes drilled at each end. Bi-directional lighting has been fitted to this loco using grain of wheat bulbs. Loco was resprayed using RailMatch Rail Blue. The 'Warning Yellow' is by Precision Paints. The transfers are Fox Transfers. The chassis, lower edge of the body and roof have been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.The model was then fitted with Southern East Finecast flush glazing. The inside of the engine room windows have been painted with Humbrol matt black No. 33. Staples were used as windscreen wipers. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, The Power of the Deltics by J S Whiteley and G W Morrison.

Magazines: Model Rail No. 18 p38-48, Railway Modeller May 1999 p233-238

and p244-246,

The World of Trains Part 6 p117-120.

Websites:

martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 56068 BR Railfeight Red Stripe  

Class 56 No. 56068 in BR Railfreight Red Stripe livery (Dapol Model). This model came with working lights, but unfortunately the red lights also shows through. To stop this I have painted the back of the red lights with Humbrol matt black No. 33. Also to improve running on curves this model has had the flanges removed on the centre wheels of each bogie, using a mini drill with a mini grained stone. The ‘Red Stripe’ was pained on this model using Humbrol signal red No. 174, as was the canter rail – Humbrol matt scarlet No. 60. Below the cab door a plasticard representation of a metal kick plate has been fitted and was painted with Humbrol silver No. 11. I have not detailed the buffer beams on this model as it more likely to be used double heading, either on a freight train or as a rescue loco. The chassis, body and roof have been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail in Colour No.2 by Hugh Dady, British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn,

Rail Portfolios Classes 56 & 58

by Paul Shannon.

Magazines:

Model Rail No.6 p18-27, 66 p18-24,Modern Locomotives Illustrated No.187.

Websites:

Class 56 Group, Class 56 Diesel Photo Gallery, martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 56101 BR Large Logo Blue  

Class 56 No. 56101 in BR Large Logo livery (Hornby Model). This model come with working lights, but unfortunately the red lights also shows through. To stop this I have painted the back of the red lights with Humbrol matt black No. 33. Also to improve running on curves this model has had the flanges removed on the centre wheels of each bogie, using a mini drill with a mini grained stone. Below the cab door a plasticard representation of a metal kick plate has been fitted and was painted with Humbrol silver No. 11. I have not detailed the buffer beams on this model as it more likely to be used double heading, either on a freight train or as a rescue loco. The chassis, body and roof have been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail in Colour No.2 by Hugh Dady, British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn,

Rail Portfolios Classes 56 & 58

by Paul Shannon.

Magazines:

Model Rail No.6 p18-27, 66 p18-24, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 187, Motive Power March 1989 p22.

Websites:

Class 56 Group, Class 56 Diesel Photo Gallery, martinbray-ukloco, Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 58 No. 58001 in BR Railfreight Red Stripe livery (Heljan Model). Modelled as July 1985. When this model was purchased came with rodio pods on both cab roofs, white cab front handrails and modern day overhead warning sickers. The rodio pods were filed off and the cab roofs repainted with Railmatch Railfreight/Dept' Grey No. 226 . The cab front handrails were painted with Precision Paints ‘Warning Yellow’ and Fox Transfers were used to change the overhead warning stickers. I have not detailed the buffer beams on this model as it more likely to be used double heading, either on a freight train or as a rescue loco. The chassis, body and roof have been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, British Railways Steam and Traction in Colour by Colin Boocook and Brain Morrison,

Rail Portfolios Classes 56 & 58

by Paul Shannon.

Magazines:

Model Rail No.35 p36-45,

Model Rail Supplement No. 47 p8-13,

Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 175,

Traction No.97 p22-29.

Websites:

C58LG, martinbray-uklocoRail Photo Archive.

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Class 59/1 No. 59104 'Village of Elm' in ARC livery (Lima Model). Modelled as July 1998, when hired to EWS. Shawplan etched brass BR tops data panels, number and nameplates are fitted using superglue. The lima detailing kit provided with this model has been fitted and Romford screw link couplings. The buffer bean lifting eyes are detailing parts from the Craftsman's class 50 detailing kit. A ‘Wire loop’ style couplings have been fitted at both ends, so that ready to run stock can be hauled. A thin peace of plasicard was used to represent the mid section of the exhaust pipe. Body grills, cab air horn grills and side cab windows frames (front half only) were painted with Humbrol matt black No. 33. Cab air grills, the mid section of the exhaust and door handles and handrails were painted with Humbrol silver No. 11. Lamp irons and chassis handrails were painted with Humbrol matt white No. 130. The chassis, body and roof have been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Diesel Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 1 p60 - 61, 9 p18 - 25,

Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 173,

Rail No.181 p27, 185 p24-25.

Websites:

Martin Loader's Railway Photography,

Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 73 No. 73125 'Stewards Lane 1860 - 1985' in Executive Intercity livery (Lima Model).  Modelled as April 1986. Shawplan etched brass nameplates have been fitted using superglue. At the fan end of the loco, the buffer bean has been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit and Bachmann replica drop buckeye coupling has been fitted. Turned brass 'A1 models' air horns have been fitted to the roof in place of the plastic Lima ones. A ‘wire loop’ coupling has been fitted to the detailed end of the loco, so ready to run stock can be hauled. The engine room windows were paint on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Electric Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 12 p18-29, Modern Railways June 1987 p280, Traction No.74 p51-p53, 81 p16-21, 114 p18-p19.

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 86 No. 86220 'The Round Tabler' in Intercity Swallow livery(Hornby Model).  Modelled as April 1990. Shawplan etched brass nameplates have been fitted using superglue. At the none pantograph end of the loco, the cab front and buffer bean has been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with Romford screw link and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. The engine room windows were paint on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. The chassis was also detailed using parts from the Craftsman’s detailing kit. The sand box doors on the cab sides are from the Craftsman’s class 87 detailing kit. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. When Hornby released this model with a five pole motor I purchased one and swapped it over for my three pole motor. The motor bogie and trailer bogie also came with better pick ups, so these were swapped to. This gave me improved running and a reduction in interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Electric Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 29 p46-55, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 172, Rail No.116 p29.

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 86 No. 86245 'Dudley Castle' in British Rail blue livery (Hornby Model).  Modelled as August 1984. Shawplan etched brass nameplates have been fitted using superglue. At the none pantograph end of the loco, the cab front and buffer bean has been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with Romford screw link and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. The engine room windows were paint on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. The chassis was also detailed using parts from the Craftsman’s detailing kit. The sand box doors on the cab sides are from the Craftsman’s class 87 detailing kit. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. When Hornby released this model with a five pole motor I purchased one and swapped it over for my three pole motor. The motor bogie and trailer bogie also came with better pick ups, so these were swapped to. This gave me improved running and a reduction in interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Electric Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, British Railways Steam and Traction in Colour by Colin Boocook and Brain Morrison.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 29 p46-55, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 172.

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 86 No. 86401'Northampton Town' in Network SouthEast livery(Hornby Model).  Modelled as August 1989. Shawplan etched brass nameplates have been fitted using superglue. At the none pantograph end of the loco, the cab front and buffer bean has been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with Romford screw link and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. The engine room windows were paint on the inside with Humbol matt black No. 33. The chassis was also detailed using parts from the Craftsman’s detailing kit. The sand box doors on the cab sides are from the Craftsman’s class 87 detailing kit. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. When Hornby released this model with a five pole motor I purchased one and swapped it over for my three pole motor. The motor bogie and trailer bogie also came with better pick ups, so these were swapped to. This gave me improved running and a reduction in interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Electric Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Network SouthEast Years by Nick Meskell, Rail Portfolios The AC Electrics by Chris Shaw.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 29 p46-55, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 172, Traction No.103 p22-27.

Websites:

Martin Loader's Railway Photography, Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 87 No. 87019 'Sir Winston Churchill' in British Rail blue livery (Lima Model). Modelled as April 1984.Shawplan etched brass nameplates have been fitted using superglue. At the none pantograph end of the loco, the buffer bean has been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with Romford screw link and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. The sand box doors on cab sides are from the Craftsman's detailing kit. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Electric Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn.

Magazines:

Model Rail No.54 p18-26, Railway Modeller Feb 1985 p56-59.

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

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Class 87 No. 87021 'Robert The Bruce' in Executive Intercity livery(Lima Model).  Modelled as May 1988. Shawplan etched brass nameplates have been fitted using superglue. At the none pantograph end of the loco, the buffer bean has been fully detailed using a Craftsman’s detailing kit fitted, with Romford screw link and a ‘wire loop’ coupling. The sand box doors on cab sides are from the Craftsman's detailing kit. This model has been weathered and sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the bogies of this loco in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Electric Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn.

Magazines:

Model Rail No.54 p18-26, Railway Modeller Feb 1985 p56-59.

Websites:

Rail Photo Archive.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - 89001 Intercity Executive  

Class 89 No. 89001 in Intercity Executive livery (DC kits Model).  Modelled as September 1988. Fitted with Lima class 37 motor and trailer wheels.  Lima class 47 buffers were used as these are the correct shape. Lima class 92 pantograph also used. Parts from Craftsman's detailing kits range were fitted to the buffer beam and a Romford screw link coupling. Painted with Railmatch ‘Executive Dark Grey’ No. 201, Executive light grey’ No. 200, Precision Paints ‘Warning Yellow’, Humbrol matt Scarlet No. 60, matt White No. 130 Silver No. 11. Fox transfers used. The chassis has been weathered and detail pick out afterwards and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Rail Main Line Electric Locomotives by Colin J Marsden and Graham B Fenn, Rail Portfolios The AC Electrics by Chris Shaw.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 74 p62-65, Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 185, Traction No. 78 p30, 103 p39-41.

Websites:

Martin Loader's Railway PhotographyRail Photo Archive, Testing Times.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - Diesel Multiple Unit Class 101  

Class 101 DMU 3 car No’s. M53331, M59125 and M53308 in Blue and Grey Livery. (Lima Model). This model has been fitted with the Lima 101 detailing kit, a Craftsman's detailing kit, Romford screw link couplings and I used staples for lamp irons. The lima coupling have been removed at the leading ends. The chassis, body ends, exhaust pipe work and roof have all been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the trailer bogie of this unit in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Railway First Generation DMUs in colour by Stuart Mackay.

Magazines:

Model Rail No.46 p22-31, 36 p24-26, Railway Modeller April 1997 p160-161.

Websites:

Martin Loader's Railway Photography, The Railcar Association.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - Diesel Multiple Unit Class 117  

Class 117 DMU 3 car No’s. W51350, W59508 and W51332 in Blue and Grey Livery (Lima Model). This model has been fitted with Southern East Finecast flush glazing, a Lima 101 detailing kit, a Craftsman's detailing kit, Romford screw link couplings and I used staples for lamp irons. The lima coupling have been removed at the leading ends, but a ‘wire loop’ has been fitted on the motor car of this unit to be used in conjunction with units or locos. The chassis, body ends, exhaust pipe work and roof have all been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the trailer bogie of this unit in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Railway First Generation DMUs in colour by Stuart Mackay.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 61 p18-24.

Websites:

Martin Loader's Railway Photography, The Railcar Association.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - Diesel Multiple Unit Class 121  

Class 121 DMU Bubble Car No. W55020 in BR Great Western 150 Chocolate and Cream Livery (Lima Model). Modelled as July 1985. The roof has been sprayed with Humbrol silver No. 11 and Humbrol matt Varnish No. 49. This model has been fitted with Southern East Finecast flush glazing, a Lima 101 detailing kit, Craftsman's buffers and I used staples for lamp irons. The lima coupling have been retained, so this unit can be used in conjunction with other units or locos. The chassis, exhaust pipe work and roof have all been weathered. Extra pick ups have been added to the trailer bogie of this unit in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books: British Railway First Generation DMUs in colour by Stuart Mackay,

British Railways Steam and Traction in Colour by Colin Boocook

and Brain Morrison.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 30 p38- 49.

Websites:

The Railcar Association.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - Diesel Multiple Unit Class 121  

Class 121 Bubble Car DMU No. W55028 in Blue and Grey Livery (Lima Model). This model has been fitted with Southern East Finecast flush glazing, a Lima 101 detailing kit, Craftsman's buffers and I used staples for lamp irons. The lima coupling have been retained, so this unit can be used in conjunction with other units or locos. The chassis, exhaust pipe work and roof have all been weathered. Extra pick ups have been added to the trailer bogie of this unit in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Railway First Generation DMUs in colour by Stuart Mackay.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 30 p38- 49.

Websites:

Martin Loader's Railway Photography, The Railcar Association.

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - Diesel Multiple Unit Class 122  

Class 122 DMU Bubble Car No. TDB975310 Doncaster Route Learner in Deptmental Olive Drab Livery (Lima Model). Modelled as June 1980. This model started out life as a ‘Silverlink County’ Class 121 DMU. The radio roof pods were removed and the missing roof vents fitted. The class 121 headcode boxes were then removed and ‘Chris Leigh’ Class 122 roof domes fitted. Some windows were filled as per the real one, this was for the extended range fuel tank. The body was spayed with Humbrol matt dark grey No. 32 on the outside and Humbrol matt white No. 130 on the inside. The Body was then hand painted with Humbrol matt olive drab No. 155. The ‘Warning Yellow’ is by Precision Paints. After painting was finished and the transfers (Fox Transfers) correctly in poison, the model was spayed with Railmatch satin varnish. The model has been fitted with Southern East Finecast flush glazing, a Lima 101 detailing kit, the rest of ‘Chris Leigh’ detailing/conversion kit, Craftsman's buffers and I used staples for lamp irons. The Lima couplings have been removed. The chassis, exhaust pipe work and roof have all been weathered and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the trailer bogie of this unit in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.  

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

British Railway First Generation DMUs in colour by Stuart Mackay.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 30 p38- 49.

Websites:

The Railcar Association

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - Diesel Multiple Unit 153325 Regional Railways  

Class 153 1 car  DMU No. 153325 in Regional Railways livery (Converted from Hornby Model Class 155). Modelled as 1993. ‘Chris Leigh’ conversion kit and parts from A1 railmatch 156 sprinter detailing kit were used.  Railmatch paints were used for the patch repaint i.e. only the bits that needed painting and I used Fox Transfers. Railmatch No. 209 Provincial Dark Blue, Railmatch No. 200 Executive Light Grey and No. 320 BR Diesel Roof Grey mixed together to match ‘Hornby’ paint work. The British Rail units when convert from Class 155’s to Class 153’s were only patch painted as not void the 10 year paint warranty! Kadee No. 5 couplings have been fitted. The chassis and exhaust have been weathered and then the unit sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. 

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

The Second Generation DMUs by Colin J Marsden.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 22 p56-57, 43 p22-32.

Websites:

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - Diesel Multiple Unit 153372 Regional Railways  

Class 153 1 car  DMU No. 153372 in Regional Railways livery (Converted from Hornby Model Class 155).Modelled as 1993. ‘Chris Leigh’ conversion kit and parts from A1 railmatch 156 sprinter detailing kit were used.  Railmatch paints were used for the patch repaint i.e. only the bits that needed painting and I used Fox Transfers. Railmatch No. 209 Provincial Dark Blue, Railmatch No. 200 Executive Light Grey and No. 320 BR Diesel Roof Grey mixed together to match ‘Hornby’ paint work. The British Rail units when convert from Class 155’s to Class 153’s were only patch painted as not void the 10 year paint warranty! Kadee No. 5 couplings have been fitted. The chassis and exhaust have been weathered and then the unit sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. 

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

The Second Generation DMUs by Colin J Marsden.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 22 p56-57, 43 p22-32.

Websites:

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - Diesel Multiple Unit 156480 Super Sprinter  

Class 156 2 car DMU No. 156480 in ‘Super Sprinter’ livery (Lima Model). Modelled as 1992. Hurst Models under frame detailing kit and parts from A1 railmatch 156 sprinter detailing kit were used. Kadee No. 5 couplings have been fitted. This unit model has been weathered on cab ends, lower body edge, chassis, exhaust pipes and around the exhaust on the roof and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. Extra pick ups have been added to the trailer bogie of this unit in improve running and to reduce interference with TV and radio signals.

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

The Second Generation DMUs by Colin J Marsden.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 57 p26-33.

Websites:

Super Sprinter

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Solihull Model Railway Circle - Diesel Multiple Unit 158757 Regional Railways Express  

Class 158 2 car DMU No. 158757 in Regional Railways ‘Express’ livery (Bachmann Model). Modelled as 1992 - based at Nevelle Hill Depot. Kadee No. 5 couplings have been fitted. This model has been weathered on cab ends, the air conditioning grills, exhaust pipes and around the exhaust on the roof and then sprayed with Railmatch matt varnish. 

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

The Second Generation DMUs by Colin J Marsden.

Magazines:

Model Rail No. 81 p18-26.

Modern Locomotives Illustrated No. 190.

Websites:

 

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Class 168/1 3 car DMU 'Clubman Train' No. 168110 in Chiltern Railways livery (Bachmann Model).

 

Reference Material used:

 

Books:

The Second Generation DMUs by Colin J Marsden.

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