Monday 29 August 2011

Through the paintshop

A couple of pictures of the other locomotives currently going through the paintshop.

First, the Y6 tram engine which this morning got the first coat of teak paint on the woodwork.  In my opinion, it's starting to look rather smart.

The teak will get at least another coat of paint before I start thinking about putting the woodgrain on the top of it.  

I also need to think about the colour of the interior.  I haven't found any reference yet to indicate what the colours may be.  I suspect that it would not be teak, as there would be a need for as much light as possible to be reflected into what would be quite a gloomy interior, with all of that boiler taking up space.  I suspect that I'll go for some shade of light stone, cream or ivory white, all with suitable weathering.

And this is the Y14, after three light coats of GER royal blue.  I feel that it's just about ready to start on the detailed paintwork of the areas of black, and then onto the detailing.  I quite like the satin finish, with perhaps a little more shine in the final varnish coat before the weathering goes on.

More to be done this afternoon :-)

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