More weathered engines from Paul

“Hi again Al,

Here are some more photos for you.1st is a photo of a GWR 56xx Class 0-6-2 tank loco, which I weathered the same as the Jubilee.

The other photos are of the Jubilee with a load of crushed coal in the tender.

Plus other photos of Bachmann and Hornby wagons with coal loads.


I’m still getting mails on the print out scenery – here’s probably the best example of what you can do with it:

Latest ‘ebay cheat’ sheet is here.

A huge thanks to Paul – loved the way he has weathered his engines.

That’s all for today folks.

Please do keep ’em coming.

Don’t forget, the Beginner’s Guide is here if today the day you pick up your old hobby again.



PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here.

16 Responses to More weathered engines from Paul

  1. Peter Jones says:

    A fantastic tutorial Rob. Can you tell me what quantities of each mix you used for this batch and what would the coverage be please? as you mention half a teaspoon for a the lighter type and that was it. Many thanks, Peter.

  2. Anthony says:

    Very interesting Video not mixing thoroughly is a great tip. By habit I mix thoroughly .

  3. Rob says:

    I really don’t know exactly. I just shake some in. About half or more is the first two, the ground covers. It is all sort of by feel. What are the area’s surroundings? Shady, sunny, terrain. I never mix more than about half a container at a time. You have to experiment. There is no “right or wrong” way. If you don’t like it, scrape it off and try again. No need to get carried away with doing it over and over, though. Live with it for a while before you decide. Thanks for the question.

  4. Nice shades you have got there Rob

  5. Nice job on weathering Paul

  6. paul Otway says:

    Those Bachmann wagons are from the Bachmann Collectors Club.

    i hope everyone enjoyed the photos.

  7. Tom says:

    I like the GWR 56xx the weathering detailing makes it look realistic. I did some weathering on town structures 14 overall. Using Poly Scale water base paints for plastic … I painted each of the buildings … then weathered them using various colors of Poly Scale flat paints … then topped the weatqhering off with grimy black … varing amounts. These paints are brush on paints. What I did turned out well. I am satisfied with them. Will be tackling my rolling stock and engines next. I think this adds a great deal to my layout
    Thanks for sharing!!!



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  9. jacob says:

    that weathering is amazing Paul!

  10. Glenn Fullerton says:

    Nice pics and weathering job. But I hope you don’t leave that large gap in that turn out rail joiners Derailment hazard for shure

  11. Steven StClair says:

    All this information is being absorbed. Thankyou everyone

  12. John Marshall says:

    I’ve had some great success weathering steam and diesels using a product called PanPastel artists pastels. they come in many colors. they are a power type product that sticks well very well to plastic without having to apply a sealing like dull coat.

  13. Barrey Pickersgill says:

    This is really good stuff the trouble others go to is quite amazing. Thank you.

  14. Cary says:

    Paul, love the weathering effects on your locos and the coal cars, the detailed lettering is fantastic! Cary in KY

  15. I love your logos mate , they’re just smashing mate!

  16. william james palmer says:


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