Orchard Wharf – fleet of 15s


Tom Cunnington


28th August 2022

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2 minutes

James has been busy with his ‘late period’ class 15s locomotives.  They have all been converted to EM gauge conversion plus had new couplings fitting. DCC has been installed including stay alive just in case our trackwork isn’t quite up to scratch. And of course the slightly fiddly pack of detail parts added.

Now he’s moved on to and is part way through with the weathering.  He’s been using enamel paints for this and trying to replicate the general patterns of weathering seen on photographs of the era.

One of the locomotives, D8229, has not yet received any weathering to the body, only the underframe.

The early period models (i.e., those without yellow ends) and the class 20 will all need lighter weathering than these. The late period class 16 which is also nearly ready for traffic on the layout is already factory weathered.

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