Friday 17 October 2014

Rachel goes to town

 And done. Rachel with paint thrown at her. There are issues. I'm not happy with the red at all. A quick query on the forum suggests better undercoating, and basically a 'deal with it' response. There has to be a better way. I'm now also not sure if the plates are big enough. I was concerned that the 7mm ones would dwarf the loco as I've seen a few 7mm NG logos with so-called scale-specific plates which look like billboards.
Rachel's not a grimy industrial, she's more of your 'pride of the driver' type girl so any weathering will be very light.
Now a couple of days off riding shotgun to Tim Ticknell at the Uckfield show with a little Highland Railway magic.


  1. I had problems getting a sensible coat from red paint as well. People suggested a white undercoat and then thin layers but it just didn't work for me. In the end I stripped it back used a red-oxide car primer and then the red I wanted. It does make a slightly darker shade of red but at least it looks more uniform and requires less coats than the white primer.

  2. 3mm plates ought to do the trick. Peckett style would suit it and they tend to be oversized compared to others anyway.

    (executive nameplates consultant)

  3. A lovely looking loco, especially from the rear. A real charmer!