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First of the New Year

Alba Weathering and Effects

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It’s been a fair while since I added anything to the blog; motivation can and does nosedive a bit between November and January as the darker colder evenings kick in and ‘The Kennel’ becomes less of an appealing prospect,  but I’ve just turned out these two finished models during a week off from work. The first model is an O gauge Bachmann Class 20 which arrived in small panel green but was required to be put into a mid-1970s TOPS-era condition. Many of these machines still retained their green livery at this era and some made it into the early 1980s (although the green livery was by then generally cloaked beneath a thick layer of dirt and oil). Most ultimately received blue livery although 20 014 was actually withdrawn circa 1978 and scrapped in green livery – the only member of the class not to have been repainted into blue…

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