Monday, March 11, 2013

Austrains NR95 weathering Ultra modern Barcoola style

Hi All
Here is my first attempt at a ultra modern Barcoola locomotive.
I chose a repainted NR95, with PN decals and arrows of in-decision removed.

On what would be a good long weekend for most, I was held up by a bad cold, however, Glen visited this weekend, always good to catch up mate.  The VB Fridge got a bit of a whipping.
I started this on Thursday last week, Monday I was feeling able to finish it off.

 The first thing that was done was to remove all the handrails.  I looked at is removing the NRC end and side decals and ISO 9001 decals, I used mentholated spirits and a paper towel, and a slow action enable the symbols to be removed without too much damage to the rest of the paint work.

Next is to start the fading, the colour of the NRC marigold, NR1 to 60  faded  quicker  than 60 to 120.
However NR95 is a faded candidate, again I used humbrol paints, mixed to get the appropriate hue.
The NRC Grey was the next to get the treatment, a little more white and blue will give the faded look you are after.

The bogies and frame need to be painted overall road grime, start with Humbrol Matt 32 grey and add white and a touch of humbrol matt 73 rust, and just a touch of humbrol 6 brown.  Make sure you paint the frame as well as the pipe and electrical sides. of the "fuel tank".
For the dirt streaks I used the same mix as for the fuel tank, however I cut the hue with mineral turpentine, and added a tiny bit of brown.
The roof was slapped with a wash of humbrol black.
The air deflectors on the No 2 end were painted royal blue with Signs of all kinds SOAK 74 various Pacific National logos pack 2.
The edge of the radiator assembly was also painted with a slightly cut hue of the same.
Warning signs were from Microscale decal sheet.
The handrails were then put back on , and appropriately weathered.
The 3M reflective stripes are small sections of AN yellow stripes cut up appropriately.
The Cab side numbers are rub on decals.
What you see above is all accomplished with a brush, so if you don''t have a airbrush these are the results you can get.

NR95 departing Spencer junction on SP3

Note the difference between NR95 and NR82 which is untouched.

note the difference in the NRC grey.

 While I don't encourage NRC modeling (nothing personal), this PN "Patch" version will sit quite well in the Barcoola ultra modern era, and will keep Glen happy.
As a result of my last efforts Glen as left some SCT stock to weather, so i will do mine and his at the same time, maybe even Jon's if he is interested.

So stay tuned.

as stated by  Wagonfreak
.  The part fading on the cab of NR95 is due to being involved in a collision in Dynon with a N class, in 1997, and the Cab replacement and repaint.



1 comment:

  1. NR95 is probably more faded as the entire cab was repainted at Goninan Broadmeadow in the early 2000s from memory. I have a photo of the loco sans cab at Broadmeadow - possibly ex accident.