Category Archives: decals

Motivation Monday Transfer Transformers

A few years back my brother got hold of a couple of Kadee 40ft boxcars, and I weathered one. It was ok but not really one that I could get enthused about, so I tried doing a patched out livery. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (oxfords)

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Oxford Seven

This week I’ve been modifying some of the Oxford Rail seven plank wagons. Whilst not perfect they are a good starting point for me to do British Rail era wagons towards the end of their lives. As a quick list … Continue reading

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The Impressionists III, & Even More Shades of Grey

More shades of grey have appeared in the workbench. As part of a makeover of a Hornby Railroad Class 40 I’ve tried out a technique used by a number of military modellers called pre shading. The picture above shows the … Continue reading

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Forty Shades of Grey, The Impressionists II

This is the latest to go to the paint shops, its a Hornby Railroad class 40, or to some of us who have been round the block a bit, Lima. Its pretty much ready the undercoat being Halfords plastic grey … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jungle …

Having just returned from Warley where I spent part of the weekend helping with Aberbeeg (see above), I realised four things, I can tell the time using a watch, some people speak Dutch, I can do blue diesel haze on … Continue reading

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Albion Yard on the Telly

Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be in the woods in Gloucester! http://www.steamon.tv/ Tonight both Albion Yard, and my mate Paul Lunn are on telly, ‘Steam on TV’ to be precise. It looks to be an interesting venture, and at short … Continue reading

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