Sunday, May 13, 2012

Done and Dusted

The MLV's are all done now, all 10 of them. Thankfully, my old faithful Badger got the job done and the Paasche will now be consigned to the "Do not Open" drawer. So, after some washes of rust and thin sprays of dirt and soot, this is how they turned out.


MLV's 6705, 23260 and 260

The Lot

I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out so I'll take the tape of the wheels during the week and then start on the next project. I think I'll finish off the passenger cars I painted and do a bit of track laying as well even though Craig suggested getting started on the LFX. That will definitely be next after the passenger cars as I feel the need for a challenge and Mike's wonderful kit will certainly give me that. Besides, I can practice my lining skills on the BKD, EHO's etc. One thing I'm not clear on was whether the BKD was lined at all so I'm going to make an assumption that they were lined similar to a brake van....unless someone tells me otherwise.


  1. The MLV's look really good Rob. Looking forward to the LFX build.


  2. Thanks Linton. I do enjoy building rolling stock


  3. Rob, BKD vans were definitely not lined post WW2. Don't know about pre-WW2, as I have never seen a photo, but the body style doesn't lend itself to any of the pre-war lining styles.

  4. Hi James,
    Thanks for the info but unfortunately, I'm doing the pre-war version. As you say, looking at the prototype, there's no real window mouldings like an EHO to pick out so I'm thinking maybe only the entrance door and the edge of the letter board may have had some lining? Anyway, unlined would be a lot easier and all I'd have to worry about is the King George V cypher for the side panels. Might take the easy option until I can find out the facts.