Hi, I have created this Blog to follow my modelling work. I Model NSW in HO scale to an era of 1990 to 1996. My aim is to Model the North Coast of NSW near where I live so my rollingstock is based around this. I have named this Blog after Killawarra which is one of my favourite locations and perhaps one day I may model this area. Anyway I hope that I may inspire others with what I do.
Cheers Justin Moy
Here is a series of shots of 8016 in action on Wingham before I hand the loco back to the client.
Seen for the cab of another loco as 8016 approaches Wingham to change staffs.
This shot on the bridge with a collection of my wagons behind it.
I added my 44233 and Greg Riddels collection of Flexi Vans with SDS TNT containers on board. Although it may not be seen in this shot, there is about 36 TNT containers on this train and it makes for an impressive sight.
A cross at Wingham. 8016 on a short steel train crossing 44233/4524 on the 6250 TNT express.
I have just finished 8016 for a client. Thought I may share the details of the work that I did to turn it from a Austrains 8006 into 8016. Photo's will probably speak better that words but I will make a couple of comments. This is not a heavy weathering by any means but it does make the loco look like into has been in service earning it's keep.
After adding most of the detail that I needed to before painting, I have masked all the stripping on the side of the loco. This was done by laying some tape down on a piece of glass and cutting it with a razer blade. Some of the stripping I had darkened by brush before masking. One thing I had noticed when studying photo's was that the side panels of Tuscan and Reverse 80's tended to fade over time more so that the stripping and metal panels on the loco. This may of been due to the panels being made from some kind of composite material. Once masked I sprayed with Raileys Tuscan lightened down with some Floquil Grime. Once this was done I looked at weathering the Roof and Running Gear.
The Bogies, Pilots and Fuel Tanks were all coloured with a mixture of Floquil Paints. Rail Brown, Rust, Grime and Mud were mostly used. Most of the rest of the weathering work was done using washes with a brush. This was using Floquil paint thinned with Turps. The grills were also hand painted as well as the patch on the number one end of the loco.
With most of the paint work done it was time to decal, Out of all the work, decal work is not for me. One thing I do is use an old bottle of MEK to set the decals in place. It is not for the faint hearted but if it is done well the decal will never come off.
Anyway the end result is a loco that looks the part and lots better than the original Austrains. 8016 is a bit different with the patch on the Number One End that sets it apart from other 80's running around in the first half of the 90's.
I thought someone would of got it by now? Ahh well if you look closely at the photo, the problem lies with the second Loco. This loco which is 4910 has the wrong fuel tank fitted. When Trainorama first released the 49's to the paying public, the first batch of the type 1/ mark 1/ Low Valance or what ever 49 class loco's all had the fuel tanks from the later series High Valance 49 class fitted. The fuel tanks are quite different is looks.
This is a low Valance 49 class fuel tank
This is a high Valance 49 class fuel tank
Thanks for the guy's that made comment's on what the problem may of been. This was the answer I was after. I wonder how many of you maybe getting out their Trainorama 49's right now to have a look at the statis of their fuel tank. I remember that when it all come to light about the fuel tank being wrong Trainorama did ofter exchange fuel tanks to solve the problem which is a credit to them. All later runs were meant to have the correct tanks on them. In the end it didn't concern me greatly as I don't have any 49's. The ones in the photo are one's that I weathered up for others.
I have just put a new photo on the header for my Blog. Now there is something technically wrong in the photo besides the fact that it is 49 class loco's on the train in an era where 49's wouldn't of run these rails through Wingham. My hat goes off to whoever can tell me the error.