Graham Farish weathered 16t mineral wagon.

Modelled to mineral wagon Diagram 1/108 with the correct Morton brakes, the weathered version of the grey unfitted mineral wagon in N gauge from Bachmann Graham Farish turned a few heads when released. Offered in finely weathered condition, the model features a little more than the usual blast of dirt colour over the body and underframe. Printing technology has been put to work to introduce rusting to the sides and ends where damage to the paint from loading and unloading exposes the steel to the weather. This effect has been applied so seamlessly that the edges of the dark brown rust patches blend well with the rest of the livery, including where the end door stripe has been applied.

Modelled to mineral wagon Diagram 1/108 with the correct Morton brakes, the weathered version of the grey unfitted mineral wagon in N gauge from Bachmann Graham Farish turned a few heads when released. Offered in finely weathered condition, the model features a little more than the usual blast of dirt colour over the body and underframe. Printing technology has been put to work to introduce rusting to the sides and ends where damage to the paint from loading and unloading exposes the steel to the weather. This effect has been applied so seamlessly that the edges of the dark brown rust patches blend well with the rest of the livery, including where the end door stripe has been applied.

Modelled to mineral wagon Diagram 1/108 with the correct Morton brakes, the weathered version of the grey unfitted mineral wagon in N gauge from Bachmann Graham Farish turned a few heads when released. Offered in finely weathered condition, the model features a little more than the usual blast of dirt colour over the body and underframe. Printing technology has been put to work to introduce rusting to the sides and ends where damage to the paint from loading and unloading exposes the steel to the weather. This effect has been applied so seamlessly that the edges of the dark brown rust patches blend well with the rest of the livery, including where the end door stripe has been applied.

Painted light grey to denote an unfitted (no train brakes) wagon, its matches published records well. The real B80285 was one of a batch of 2500 wagons constructed to Lot 2252 (B80200-82699), so Bachmann Graham Farish has a lot of wagons it can go for in a future release in this number sequence alone.

Painted light grey to denote an unfitted (no train brakes) wagon, its matches published records well. The real B80285 was one of a batch of 2500 wagons constructed to Lot 2252 (B80200-82699), so Bachmann Graham Farish has a lot of wagons it can go for in a future release in this number sequence alone.

There were many other batches of Diagram 1/108 wagons built between 1950 and 1959 by various builders.

There were many other batches of Diagram 1/108 wagons built between 1950 and 1959 by various builders.

The weathering effects including patchy rust is very convincing on this N gauge model.

The weathering effects including patchy rust is very convincing on this N gauge model. The overall finish is matt in appearance and the thin dusting of brake dust has been applied to the underframe, wheels and couplings.

Weathered 16t -1

The underframe is quite fine, with the correct pattern of Morton brakes (only two shows bearing on wheels of one side only), the correct straight brake levers and 3-hole disc wheels. Buffers and axlebox covers all match the wagon very well offering a nicely finished and presented package. Note that NEM coupling pockets are not a feature of this model at the time of writing (Autumn 2015).

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