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Thanks Chris, two oil colours are stippled on with a small brush, the burnt umber being the darker colour for older rust and the burnt sienna a more orange colour for fresher rust,  By varying the amount of white spirit used as a thinner, you can control the shades of colour almost indefinitely.  As the oil paint has some bulk to it you can can get this rust 'bubbling' from under the paint work effect.

 

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Thanks Chris, two oil colours are stippled on with a small brush, the burnt umber being the darker colour for older rust and the burnt sienna a more orange colour for fresher rust,  By varying the amount of white spirit used as a thinner, you can control the shades of colour almost indefinitely.  As the oil paint has some bulk to it you can can get this rust 'bubbling' from under the paint work effect.

 

John

 

Hi John,

              Do you put the rust colours on first then the Grey? or do you put it on top of the Grey which with the thinners allows the grey to flake?

 

Regards

 

Chris

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Hi Guys,

 

Excellent weathering on the hoppers, I'm currently building something based on the arches and Tyne Dock, working title 'Simonside'. I recently read an article on converting an O1 to a Tyne Docker, but cannot remember where can you help please?

 

Many thanks, I'm looking forward to more posts!

 

Eddie B.

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Hi John,

 

Thanks for the link to the conversion, it will be very useful. I don't have a clear photo of an actual loco.

Your help much appreciated

 

Cheers

 

E.B.

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Hi Guys,

 

Excellent weathering on the hoppers, I'm currently building something based on the arches and Tyne Dock, working title 'Simonside'. I recently read an article on converting an O1 to a Tyne Docker, but cannot remember where can you help please?

 

Many thanks, I'm looking forward to more posts!

 

Eddie B.

 

My home town, indeed our railway club was in the old goods office next to the arches - I'd like to see your layout when it gets under way enough for photos!

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Three of the wagons are all but finished, just a bit weathering to add to the underframes:

 
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I've started weathering the underframes of the 21 tonners using pastel chalk stippled on with a stiff brush:

 
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Lovely stuff John I'll have to give chalks a go looks really effective.

 

Cheers, Paul

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Lovely stuff John I'll have to give chalks a go looks really effective.

 

Cheers Paul, I prefer the chalk as it gives a bit of texture that you don't get with paint...

 

John

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I now have a full 8 wagon train of 21 tonners, 5 Hornby, 1 modified Dapol and 2 Parkside (the HTV still needs buffers and vacuum pipes) but the train is otherwise complete and ready for the layout:

 
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Just catching up with this thread, an excellent project.

Cheers, Dave.

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Thanks for the comments gents.  My new year resolution is to try and get an hours modelling each day and, so far, it's going ok :)

 

Some 16 tonners have joined the fleet having had their weathering completed:

 
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None of these are ever going to be award winners but, as I've said before, with the number of wagons that the South Pelaw layout will take and me being a one man band, I have to be pragmatic and compromise...
 
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It's been a long time since I've done any work on this but the visit to see the EM version a couple of weeks ago has spurred me on.  I've spent the last couple of nights building bodies for the iron ore wagons and I'm now up to the nine required for a full train:

 

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Tonight, as a break from construction, I thought I'd have a go at weathering one of the painted iron ore wagons.  Below is a photo (copyright Howie Milburn) of the real thing:

 
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and below is my attempt at the same thing in model form.  Weathering is done with 3 different colours of pastel chalk.
 
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That's excellent, just as I remember them.  Class 24 hauled by then, but spot on.

 

The prototype photo looks like Tyne Dock?

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That's excellent, just as I remember them.  Class 24 hauled by then, but spot on.

 

The prototype photo looks like Tyne Dock?

 

 

Class 24s for me too, got four SLWs ready to go.  Photo is at Tyne Dock.

 

John

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It's been a long time since I've done any work on this but the visit to see the EM version a couple of weeks ago has spurred me on.  I've spent the last couple of nights building bodies for the iron ore wagons and I'm now up to the nine required for a full train:

 

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Tonight, as a break from construction, I thought I'd have a go at weathering one of the painted iron ore wagons.  Below is a photo (copyright Howie Milburn) of the real thing:

 
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and below is my attempt at the same thing in model form.  Weathering is done with 3 different colours of pastel chalk.
 
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John

 

Looks even better than the one in Tim Shackleton's MJRJ article-could you tel us in detail which pastels were used, and any other techniques used to achieve such a finish, please?

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I didn't think Tim Shackleton's was that good, TBH.  It just didn't look quite right - this one is though!  Boldon Colliery station on a freezing winters day, waiting to see the last pair of 24's so I had the set of TD fitted ones.....memories!

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Looks even better than the one in Tim Shackleton's MJRJ article-could you tel us in detail which pastels were used, and any other techniques used to achieve such a finish, please?

 

 

It is very kind of you to say so.

 

These are the pastels I use (bought years and I have no idea of the names of the two browns which could be an issue when I run out):

 

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Rubbed on to the sandpaper and then applied to the model with a brush which allows them to be blended into each other easily.  They do rub off very easily though so will no doubt need a clear coat.

 

John

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