Livingston Thompson is now lined and varnished, but sadly for Himself there’s still one vital step left.
Due to the rather ropey quality of the Langley white metal castings he tells me it wasn’t the easiest lining job but it looks pretty impressive to me.
The blank space where the nameplates used to be is looking quite effective too, and even more so when it is made to look more rusty.
With the darker green and the dirty black paint it certainly looks nicely dull, but it’s just too clean.
Himself’s challenge now is to weather it so it looks suitably rusty and forgotten about.
This is not the normal look for our locos so he’s mugging up by watching a teach-yourself-weathering DVD before he starts.