Model Rail exclusive model enters the Dent Workshop.

It's taken a while but, oh boy, has it been worth it! Our exclusive 'OO' gauge USA 0-6-0Ts, produced for Model Rail by Bachmann Branchline, have reached the final livery sample stage and should be going into production very soon. This particular sample, ref. no. MR016, depicts 30071 in later BR guise and is to be produced with a weathered finish. As you can see, though, it ain't dirty - yet!

The sample has been given a head-start, with slightly faded black and red livery elements, while I've been given the job of spraying a guide weathering job, so that the folks in the factory can copy it. Jobs like this can be deceptively complicated, as everything I do must be easily replicated by workers on a production line, using a maximum of three shades of paint (of which I also have to produce swatches so they can be matched accurately). I also have to produce written instructions, detailing the order of application, etc. 

With this being the only sample of this particular model, I only get one shot, so it has to be right first time - no pressure! But, before I start mucking it up, take a look at the excellent levels of detail and finish. We're all very excited about these models and, if you fancy one, you'd better get your order in, as the pre-orders are selling fast. 

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