Anybody got any reference photos for the white BMFs? Not sure how to weather them,,,
There's a white one right behind the AD60 pic at http://sdsmodels.com.au/bmfx.htm . Not the best angle but enough to get the general idea.
D'oh - so there is.... pretty grubby...but being fussy, anything in colour and at a better angle?
Sorry to be asking, but most of my books are in storage at the moment so I was hoping for something in the way of bits n bytes... vbg
If you read the basic history of these wagons, you will find that they were predominately only used in the early years or 1960's as shuttle wagons from the Oak sidings at MBK to Hexham, where the milk was detanked & empties sent back, in those ensuring years they were either carried forward from MBK by 320/420 meat & perishables, or the after local pick up from MBK, the loaded tankers being place there & any Sydney bound milk wagons picked up & then a crew change @ BMD & through to North Strathfield. The working changed in later years though.
Oak was associated with Dairy Farmers but the brand was a HV one & they took pride in that aspect & like to promote their products, as much as it sounds crazy, the Oak milk not processed for the HV area at the large centre at Hexham would end up in Sydney in standard BMTS along with milk off the NCL under the Midco & Norco names in their respective areas.
Thus the weathering on the white tank cars was very much that of shades of black & greys owing to the soot & grime from Steam Locomotive haulage as shown in the SDS photo, which is taken at Thornton on the down main line , & being on the front of an empty coalie that wagon would have been picked up a Hexham, & likely shunted off at SIngleton for its destination. The concept that is shown in the pic that you see would be very much as it show in colour anyway, at least on the vat, the underframe & bogies would show up more in mud & dust colours though.
Hope this helps in case there is no colour photo's forthcoming