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Striking while the airbrush is hot - N gauge Class 86

Posted by jonas , 08 August 2018 - - - - - - · 338 views
N gauge, weathering, class 86
Managed to find a bit more time for some modelling today, so after fitting the detail bits and giving a this loco a grimy thin wash of enamels (mixed with a touch of weathering powder added) to bring out the details I cracked out the airbrush to give it the appearance of a hard working but not neglected loco. Model is Dapol’s lovely little Class 86 in Rai...


Weathering Farish autoballasters

Posted by jonas , 30 April 2018 - - - - - - · 418 views
N gauge, weathering and 2 more...
Here’s the first of my Autoballaster take having been rusted with oil paint washes and sponges on rust spots. The logo is patched out with citadel acrylics. I’ve also added a ballast load which is fixed with Pledge Floor Polish and a final coat of dullcote to bring it all together. I removed most of the factory weathering before I started. 


Ivor gets dirty - RTC Class 08 in n gauge

Posted by jonas , 20 April 2018 - - - - - - · 358 views
Class 08, weathering, n gauge and 5 more...
I’ve recently picked up the old limited edition Class 08 produced for ModelZone a few years back by Farish, 97800 Ivor in its unique RTC livery. It’s a loco that only existed in this livery for a very specific time but it looks smart and I’ve kept my eyes peeled for one at the right price for a while! I’ve given it my usual weathering treatment of...


Grubby gronk

Posted by jonas , 15 March 2018 - - - - - - · 377 views
Class 08, n gauge, weathering and 1 more...
Here’s a Farish Class 08 I had weathered for a friend a little while back; I’ve since had the chance to add it back to my collection and I’m glad I did! It’s been DCC fitted which is a real bonus as there isn’t a lot of space inside these tiny models. It’s been sat in pride of place on my desk this week!


Some of my latest locos: tractor, rat and can

Posted by jonas , 12 February 2018 - - - - - - · 481 views
N gauge, weathering, class 37 and 2 more...
Just a quick update with some pics of my latest bits of weathering...first two off to their new homes and he last one for my own collection. 
 A sound fitted Regional Rail Class 37 - sounds amazing a real treat to play with! 
 A grubby rat! I reckon they came out of the works grubby. I mean, have you ever seen a clean blue one?!...


HNY - Class 37 line up - weathered and lowered

Posted by jonas , 31 December 2017 - - - - - - · 335 views
Class 37, weathering, n gauge and 2 more...
Happy new year to you all! 
3x Farish Class 37s - detailed, weathered and lowered by me. It’s been a good year for me - bought a house and welcomed a baby (and a puppy!) to the world. I’ve also got a fair bit of modelling done considering, although they layout I’ve been threatening I’ve still to make any significant progress on. But I have been...


Workstained Railfreight 37/5

Posted by jonas , 23 December 2017 - - - - - - · 334 views
37506, railfreight, n gauge and 3 more...
37506 in Railfreight Red Stripe livery. Graham Farish model lowered on its bogies and given a dose of weathering. Would love to add some etched plates but it doesn’t seem like anyone does them! So finished for now. 


Finished Farish Forty

Posted by jonas , 10 December 2017 - - - - - - · 556 views
N gauge, weathering, Farish and 1 more...
My 40 finally landed this week and I’ve got to say I’m massively impressed with the model Farish have produced! Currently the pinnacle of UK N gauge diesel models out there? I think so. Of course, I couldn’t just leave it even if the the factory finish is a lovely matt shade of BR blue! So I’ve been adding my own grime washes, some powders and pickin...


Parcels duff gets a weathering job completed

Posted by jonas , 03 December 2017 - - - - - - · 506 views
47474, parcels, n gauge, duff and 3 more...
Latest addition to the fleet is this Farish duff in original parcels livery. I’ve always been a fan of this livery (and the later RES version) so have had my eyes peeled for one for a while to pull my growing collection of parcels vans. Given the usual weathering treatment of enamel washes, details picked out in acrylics, a coat of matt varnish an...


SatLink GUV given a touch of dirt

Posted by jonas , 13 November 2017 - - - - - - · 436 views
N gauge, weathering, SatLink, guv and 1 more...
Received this little beauty in the post today! I’ve given it a little weathering of the underframe and a few washes around the details. I’ve no idea what the real one did or what it ran with, but the SatLink livery is real eye catcher. The real one is in a field not far from me on a private site in Herefordshire, so had to have it really!


Adding some dirt to the Revolution / C-Rail containers

Posted by jonas , 07 November 2017 - - - - - - · 420 views
N gauge, C-Rail, RevolutioN and 2 more...
I’ve been enjoying adding some light weathering to my RevolutioN / C-Rail containers that arrived today with some enamel and oil paint washes. The rust scar along the side of the far left one is copied from a real photo!


EWS Shed weathering

Posted by jonas , 31 October 2017 - - - - - - · 481 views
Class 66, n gauge, shed, EWS and 2 more...
EWS Shed weathering This week I have been working on this shed. I have completed more sheds than I dare to count, by seem to move them on pretty quickly - we will see if this one stays in the fleet! Anyway, detailed on one end, just waiting for the airdam/plough to go on the front. I picked the model up in a trade so have got one on the way from a pal. I’m also working on a...


A grotty bubble car

Posted by jonas , 04 October 2017 - - - - - - · 507 views
Class 121, n gauge, bubble car and 1 more...
Here's the latest thing to roll across my workbench...a humble Class 121 in grotty BR blue and grey. A celebrity loco it ain't! I'm quite fond of this little Dapol model. I toyed with the idea of adding passengers but decided it wasn't necessary. Could probably do with some bufferbeam detailing but I'm not sure if I'll want to use the couplings or...


A pair of dogfish mucked up and loaded

Posted by jonas , 29 July 2017 - - - - - - · 492 views
Dogfish, n gauge, weathering
I struck lucky yesterday and spotted a couple of the elusive Dogfish ballast hoppers on my local shop's shelves. Picked up these 2 black examples for my 1970s North Wales stock box and given them a dust of weathering and a load today. 


Some wagon weathering - N gauge SPA

Posted by jonas , 08 July 2017 - - - - - - · 600 views
SPA, wagon, weathering, n gauge
Just a bit of wagon weathering done today. A grotty Railfreight SPA wagon, given a few washes of enamel paints, matt varnish and a dose of weathering powders.


Another Scottish loco - 37406

Posted by jonas , 07 July 2017 - - - - - - · 461 views
Weathering, n gauge, class 37
Another quick weathering job completed today, this 37 shell in Railfreight Distribution triple grey was picked up separately and plonked onto a ready lowered and weathered chassis from one of my Dutch tractors. Kept the weathering quite light on this one - I think it's a prime candidate to pull a few of the new Cargowaggon twins proposed by Revolu...


Large Logo 47/7 goes through the works

Posted by jonas , 05 July 2017 - - - - - - · 486 views
N gauge, Class 47, weathering
Managed to get this done between changing nappies! Farish N gauge 47/7 given the weathering treatment.


Back with a small scale 37 in dutch livery...

Posted by jonas , 24 June 2017 - - - - - - · 430 views
Dutch, 37133, Farish, Class 37 and 2 more...
Back in the game! First N gauge loco weathered after a little break, mostly doing 00 stuff. I love Dutch livery, especially on tractors, so snared one of these in the recent Farish sale. Lowered the body to reduce the gap between the bogies and body. 
See my other locos at www.stevejonesweathering.wordpress.com


Heavily weathered and renumbered Class 31

Posted by jonas , 06 May 2017 - - - - - - · 476 views
Class 31, weathering, n gauge and 1 more...
Latest victim to receive the weathering brush is this Farish Class 31. Renumbered Using Railtec transfers and weathered using my usual enamel washes and powders. Any more dirt on this and it would look overdone, I think this is as far as I can go in n gauge without it looking daft!


How I lower my Farish Class 37s - a step by step guide

Posted by jonas , 30 April 2017 - - - - - - · 1,009 views
Graham Farish, Class 37 and 5 more...
I have been asked how I lower my Farish 37s; I hope this helps explain it. Descriptions are in each photos caption. It's not that hard to do but worth it in my opinion. I've never had any issues with running but I don't use settrack curves, and obviously anyone following this does so at their own risk! 
Comparison between modified and unmodif...

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