Wednesday, 27 June 2012

THAT'S N-TERTAINMENT!

Belated update on the weekend's doings






Not a lot of time for practical modelling over last weekend, but I did manage to finish off an N gauge Parkside Dundas wagon kit, started a few months back. I'm quite pleased with my weathering efforts in 2mm scale, as it's not something I do too regularly. Mind you, my eyeballs are still aching a bit after trying to hand-letter the wagon's number and weight markings. Think I'll dig out my magnifying glass for the next one.

I'm building a handful of these wagons to add some variety to my small fleet of Farish 16t minerals, aiming for a rendition of a typical late 1970s semi-fitted coal working, ostensibly to run behind this Farish Class 44. The loco needs a good dose of the distressing and weathering treatment at some point, for a truly authentic period scene. One or two of these wagon kits have been modified during assembly, blanking-off some of the side doors and other such things; just to keep things interesting...


The Parkside 24.5t mineral is good fun to build, being a pretty simple box on wheels. It's hard to appreciate from the photo, but the quality of the moulded detail is impressive and the metal buffers add some extra refinement.

3 comments:

  1. Fantastic weathering on the mineral wagon which buffers have you used?

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  2. Why don't you print the lettering on a white transfer? I don't see the added value of hand painting it, unless it's for the 50's model building look. ;-)

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  3. Hi,
    The turned brass buffers were supplied with the Parkside kit and are really impressive. The hand-painted numbers are a copy of the real wagon that had received a new black patch and white numerals during an ad-hoc repair. It certainly hadn't been done by a trained sign-writer as they were only just legible!

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