|An old relic moving slowly and noisily through the woods around Nystrup. Built around 1908 it's a wonder it is still in running order.|
|I tested different ways to portray the greyish galvanised finish of the prototype. Here is a snap shot of some mixes on a scrap of foam board. The paint mix is pencilled below each test square.|
|Chrome and Medium Grey spots appplied all over the body. Photo taken before the layers of thin grey oil paint were put on.|
|Front number added with brass stencil, masking tape and red paint.|
The frame was painted in Vallejo Air 71.123 'USAF Dark Grey' with buffers in contrasting 'French Blue' Vallejo 900. Weathering the frame was done with a black wash, black oil paint around the axle boxes, scratches and worn paint with paints and pencil, a little rust with oil paint and dusting with thin Humbrol acrylic 'Light Kahki' and an application of a little pastel chalk. On two of the axle boxes I represented wet oil spillings with a little more black oil paint and gloss varnish.
|There is oil in the can for propulsion and the bucket is used to refill the radiator with water. Using evaporative cooling the loco probably needed almost as much water as it needed oil.|
I fixed home made coupling chains to the buffers front and rear. The chains were blackened with 'Ballistol' and painted rust. I added an etched brass bucket to the right hand side of the loco. The bucket was painted white with two blue stripes and gloss varnished.
|The loco managed trains of five loaded skips on the relative flat Nystrup Gravel line.|