Monday, December 9, 2013

Hamersley Iron and Pilbara Dash 9-44CWs weathering by Barcoola

Hi All

I have got all inspired and tried my hand at painting and weathering some Hamersley Iron, and Pilbara Rail Dash 9-44CWs

In short, the locomotives were painted silver, and not a hard silver but a reduced hue that is not so punchy.

Then decaled, a word of warning the Pilbara Rail decals are NQR, and I had to fight them into place, took a number of hits to get it right, even now I am not 100% happy.

The frames and walkways were painted a mix close to UP harbour mist grey.

A number of washes were applied, both dirt and rust.  The red stripes were painted over with a lighter hue and highlights as per the prototype photos.

A final dusting of chalk and a soot completes the job.

Here are some of the prototype shots, I think I got pretty close.

I hope this inspires you.



  1. Look fantastic mate, You could sell em to Les for A huge commission.

  2. What can I say Awsome talent you have its a shame that the Locos of such are not available to the public as what you have shown us.Some time in the futureWe hope.
    cheers Doug Mc