I have recently had two very different locos on the workbench.
Idwal is a 7/8ths Jack project loco. The client had had this built for him, it required a few corrections, followed by detailing and painting.
This build uses Roundhouse Billy mech with a Lady Ann boiler, it is fitted with a Slo-Mo, a DJB reverser and a Summerland’s Chuffer. I am not sure of the source of the works and nameplates as they were supplied with it.
The smokebox is finished with Hammerite barbecue paint, the rest of the bodywork is Humbrol Enamels over etch primer. Once set up it had the usual dry brushing and oil wash treatment. The castings were cleaned up and the pipe work silver soldered into sub assemblies, chemical blackener and a polish back with a worn nylon scouring pad produces the effect that you see.
The centre cab is a project for myself, built over a re-wheeled Aristocraft Long Block that I have had for about 20 years.
The construction is a mix of ModelEarth resin bonnets and styrene sheet, with a good handful of Talisman brass.
I am taking the opportunity to master up additional items for the range of detail parts that we offer, you can see sandboxes, axle boxes and brake last here, I still have the rest of the cab controls and a set of air horns to finish off.