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Oxford Rail Weathered 7 Plank ex-Private Owner Wagons

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I'm a real fan of the Oxford Rail 7 Plank RCH wagon. I realise it's not perfect but it is has a number of merits including price.

 

I've a few of these including a couple I've weathered for my 1947 Teign Valley project. Some of them where bought with a view to repainting them into scruffy 1950's/1960's BR ex-private owner wagons. Paul Marshall Potter (PMP) on his excellent Albion Yard blog wrote an article on converting them to this state.

 

https://albionyard.wordpress.com/2016/03/16/nine-is-the-magic-number/

 

One thing I liked was the use of the Modelmaster decals for ex-private wagons which would certainly save a great deal of time.

 

The wagons themselves breakdown nicely into their component parts. I used a mixture of a glass fibre burnishing stick and Humbrol enamel thinners to remove the printed liveries. A coat of Halfords grey plastic primer was then applied. Using prototype photos I worked up the wagon sides with a brush to resemble weathered unpainted planking using Valejo acrylics inside and out. One of the wagons was also sprayed with Tamiya Japanese Navy Grey to represent a recently painted wagon for a spot of variety.

 

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The white door stripe was masked off with Tamiya tape and very light grey was dry lightly brushed over the ironwork. A light coat of Humbrol Kleer was then brushed over the wagons as a gloss surface for the Modelmaster Decals which went on nicely and received a coat of Micosol setting solution to give a better painted on look. Must say these really are time savers like I mentioned earlier.

 

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Finally I dry brushed some Valejo dark rust and Games Workshop gun metal over the raised iron work and buffer heads. All was sealed with a coat of airbrush applied Valejo matt varnish.

 

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Pleased with how these have turned out and a nice variation to the wagon fleet.

 

Happy New Year,

 

Mark

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HNY again Mark ;)

 

Lovely work on the wagons - do like the weathering techniques :yes:

 

Great that they will appear on your TVR project...not that funny gauge stuff you dabble with :laugh:

 

Pete

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HNY again Mark ;)

 

Lovely work on the wagons - do like the weathering techniques :yes:

 

Great that they will appear on your TVR project...not that funny gauge stuff you dabble with :laugh:

 

Pete

 

 

Hi Pete,

 

Thanks once again! ;)

 

Once more you'll see more of these wagons in a few settings....Not necessarily on  the TVR project though.... :)

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Nice work as usual, a happy new year Mark.

 

Thanks Robin,

 

Happy New Year to you as well.....

 

Have you got any of these Oxford Rail RCH 7 Planks on ANTB?

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

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Not yet but they're cheap as chips.I'll keep my eyes out for new liveries.

 

 

Have you got any of these Oxford Rail RCH 7 Planks on ANTB?

 

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Very nice. Did they start out in the BR grey and you weathered them, or were they also repaints from PO liveries?

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Very nice. Did they start out in the BR grey and you weathered them, or were they also repaints from PO liveries?

 

They started off in PO liveries from the initial launch batch with red or black main colouring.  The PO lettering was removed with a fibre glass burnishing stick or Humbrol enamel thinners.  Then they were given a coat of Halfords grey plastic primer and worked up from there. 

 

The BR examples would certainly be easier.

 

Think they'd make nice internal NCB user wagons.  

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Splendid, Mark, just splendid. You have given me much food for thought.

 

Rob.

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Splendid, Mark, just splendid. You have given me much food for thought. Rob.

 

Thanks Rob...

 

Look forwards to seeing what's up your sleeve.

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Excellent work, Mark, truly excellent.

 

Can you not get these in BR grey livery now, though?

 

Very kind of you to say so CK...

 

Yes they are available in BR grey now but weren't when I started these earlier last year...conveniently 

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Some very very nice weathering there. Something I think I'll have a go at on an old Dapol 7 plank to try out. Thanks for sharing

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