Does anyone happen to have a colour photo of an SAR C or S bogie wagon (or the f variant)? Broad or narrow gauge, doesn't matter, preferably in grey but I'll take ANR red as long as its in service (eg not the rake sitting in Quorn).
I've assembled a few of the very nice Model Etch kits but have been dithering on weathering for lack of a good reference photo. There are a few B&W ones around but they're obviously of limited use other than indicating that the wood clearly faded as you'd expect.
If nothing else, does anyone recall how they were cleaned? If they were washed out with Lime then I'd guess that i should be adding some white streaking on top of a usual weathering job.
They were just washed out with water, no soap and scrubbing!
And I can't remember a pressure pump being used, it was just like a fire hose pressure. That was an area I steered clear off when they were washing out, the smell and mess was atrocious.
Tell me SAR, have any American friends seen the ME products, have they made any comments about our models? that sort of etching is something I imagine they wouldn't see much off.
Sorry, no photos though, only memories, which I hope to use when I do mine, the timber work was kept in good condition, and any broken boards were replaced so faded paint work with an occasional freshly painted/replaced lower board (within hoof kicking distance) and I think I will just dry brush some streaks of lighter colours (white, light grey, light tan etc) on the side sills, but that is from memory.