Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway


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While I had the Rust Wash out for doing the pilots, I decided to wash some of my new vehicles in it. 

I have this set of army vehicles which are just ok-ish for late 40s with a Mk1 Land Rover, an Austin Tilly, and. Tractor tug. 

They are in desert Livery so I am pretending they’ve just got back from somewhere or are about to go somewhere exotic. 

(Picture shows stilly done, and the other two not)

One of my pet hates of model railways is a nicely weathered loco with a glossy car sitting on a road nearby. Unless they’ve just come out of the showroom, cars just aren’t that glossy. Muck gets everywhere and they’re satin at best. 

These three examples then had a total wash of Rust as shown in the picture below of the Land Rover and then were wiped down leaving heavier deposits in the crevices such as between mudguard and bonnet. 

I think they look so much better. 

Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales and Beamish. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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