In response to a good number of written and email responses to the feature in MR138’s ‘George’s Modelling Diary’, here’s a couple more photos of the engineers train in question. I particularly like the SPA with the concrete sleeper load and the heavily weathered ‘Dutch’ livery.
The train was captured at Peak Forest on Sunday 22 March 2009 at around mid day and it sat there happily for a while before moving off after a crew change or break. In all there was about 40-odd wagons, mostly of spent ballast.
The wagon loads need a light dusting with ‘dirt’ from the airbrush to blend in with the surrounding rusty wagon interior and to soften the bright shades of some of the scatters. However, I’m waiting until I’ve done another few of these wagons (including a Cambrian Kits SPA) and I’ll do them all at once.