Watching paint dry

Posted on May 20, 2014. Filed under: Project progress |

In between painting platforms and working on the colour of the chinchilla dust surfaces, I found a spot of scratch building passed the drying time on nicely.

54458 Scratch 2 140520       Dunalastair IV 54458

54458 has long since given up its Jamieson body for a slowly evolving nickel silver re-build. There’s a long way to go, but I’m hoping it’s now starting to capture the character of the prototype.

That is, apart from the early Jamieson chimney, which needs replacing with an LMS cast iron chimney?

Postscript: 54458 was posed to compare with J. Robertson’s photograph of 54452 alongside Haymarket shed in 1955, which I found on


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