Sunday, August 19, 2012
I managed to get the primer/undercoat onto the 54XX Pannier and it has really brought out the detail that Nigel has added.
Whilst still in undercoat, a couple of small areas need to be cleaned up but that won't take very long.
To be painted in plain black with earlyBR motifs, the livery doesn't pose too much hard work or masking, just for the buffer beam.
Research has found that only 5412 was shedded in the West Country, Exeter to be precise, so that will be the locos identity. I am sure that those with better knowledge or reference than me will contact me if this is wrong!
I await the loco in it's black paint and then I have to make or source the number plates. The smokebox number is no problem as these are made up using some rub-on numbering from Replica Railways range which suit the purpose.