Weathering car flats
by Brian Roper
Some while ago, I purchased the weathered version of the Oxford Car Flat Transporter and notice immediately there was a major flaw in the weathering – there was no weathering on the planks where the cars were driven!
To resolve this was simple. Using a 3B pencil and a steel rule, I drew several parallel lines on the planks to where the tyre tracks would be.
Next, I picked up my trusty DOGA Track Cleaner and rubbed it along the pencil marks to spread out the pencil lines and make them a single mark.
Finally, fitting the chock blocks and a car to the wagon, just another 3 wagon flats and 8 cars to go!
All material Copyright the Double O Gauge Association 2022
This article first appeared in The Journal Volume 26 Issue No 2 Summer 2021