Ruston on Cement...
Peckett B2 - what to do? Layout ideas
How about doing part of a cement works? Westminster is an actual cement works engine and even comes with APCM logo. You could have a working tippler for incoming coal in 16-T mineral wagons, which adds a lot of interest to operation. Presflos for outgoing cement and various styles of internal use wagons for the carriage of chalk (contractor's type wagons, home-converted tipplers, V-tippers) and flat wagons for the carriage of bagged cement. If you use internal use tipplers for the chalk you could even have a working tippler to unload them.
Have the scenic section between two fiddle yards with an exit through a chalk tunnel, as per Swanscombe, to the chalk quarry and the other to BR going behind a large building/pipe bridge, whatever. Lots of operating potential, BR and internal traffic, actually shunting for a real purpose, dusty locos... What's not to like?
Weathering 16 Ton
The R & J Colliery Ltd. 130x45cm cabinet.
Depending on the type and amount of rust or corrosion I'm using a 5 or 3 step process.
The wagon shown above is wheathered using the bottles displayed, using them in order from
right to left, applying the light rust first and working my way towards the darker tones.
The color numbers that I used are shown above, these are all Mig / Ammo colors.
If you do not wat to make the wagons with the amount of rust that I applied but just prefer
to give them a more subtile look with wheathered spots the light rust colors should not
be applied and the brown tones will do nicely, applied light to dark that is.
Shown above are a couple of Bauxite colored wagons, these do not recieve a rusty look but just
wheathered on top of the existing wheathering, using just 3 shades of brown rust tones.
I've also used one of the brown tones to repaint some wagon sides where the sheet metal was replaced.
Using dots and smaller blobs of paint the result will be most satisfying, I've not got a great set of different wagons
that will look the part on my new layout. (and that is not shown above, this is my Dutch layout without the backscene)
Hope you enjoy!