Wagon painted and trestle dyed
A bit more progress to report on my BR Trestle wagon: the wagon has been painted using a variety of Lifecolor acrylics to get the bare timber effect on the floor, using the Weathered Wood set of 6 shades. Lifecolor's BR freight grey was also used for the steel sides and ends. As for the real wood trestles, a mix of oil-based wood dyes was used to get a nicely weathered appearance. You can't beat real wood - it looks just like the real thing!
Next step is to add all the scratchbuilt strengthening plates and bolts, add transfers and make an authentic load of sheet steel. Oh, and the photos show the trestle plonked on back to front - but don't fear - it hasn't been fixed on yet!