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Another one for my new scrapyard micro layout. I wanted to try and repllicate something of the effects on the loco in the prototype photo in my previous Ruston weathering blog entry, with faded paint and overall dirt.

 

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The buffer beams were painted in parts with an orangey-red to represent patch painting of red oxide. The entire body was given a wash of the ink that I mentioned last time and this was given a couple more washes over the fuel tank. The RUSTON plate on the front is etched nickel silver, from Judith Edge kits.

 

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The roof and wheels were painted using Phoenix Precision Highland Railway Green (1875). Tamiya acrylic 'Cockpit Green' was dry-brushed over the various panels in an attempt to represent faded paint.

 

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Small areas of paintwork were gouged using a file and Humbrol 'Hull Red' used to fill in over the bare metal and plastic, before Mig 'Old Rust' pigment was carefully brushed on.

The small oil drum was made using a length of chopstick, covered with a computer-printed paper Shell lubricants label. A piece of 1mm plastic rod was glued on as the filler and a sliver of paper as the handle. What would be bare metal was painted in Tamiya Alumnium and ink run around the filler and on to the locomotive running plate. The coupling hooks and links are all self-made from brass sheet, brass wire, and iron wire.

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That looks brilliant thanks for the inspiration, I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing that to my Ruston especially since the works livery version seems to be hard to find now.

Yours looks fantastic, are there pictures of the scrapyard layout?

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4 hours ago, 7s26 said:

That looks brilliant thanks for the inspiration, I wouldn’t feel comfortable doing that to my Ruston especially since the works livery version seems to be hard to find now.

Yours looks fantastic, are there pictures of the scrapyard layout?

That it's hard to find doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. They're a mass-produced model and they're never going to increase in value so much that they'll be worth anything. We have them to enjoy them, not to look at them in a box.

The scrapyard layout is in the Standard Gauge Industrial section of the forum. It's also been in the February 2020 edition of BRM.

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18 hours ago, Ruston said:

That it's hard to find doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. They're a mass-produced model and they're never going to increase in value so much that they'll be worth anything. We have them to enjoy them, not to look at them in a box.
 

 

 

A true word if ever there was one. 

 

Spot on. 

 

Rob. 

 

 

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Oh its not the value that put me off, its the thought of me messing up an attractive model and not being able to replace it if I completely botch it

 I’ll practice on some more wagons etc before I tackle a loco, if it looks half as good as yours when its done I’ll be happy :)

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