DMU weathering – multiple options

Continuing his series on improving models of Diesel Multiple Units, TIM SHACKLETON outlines some innovative methods for weathering first-generation vehicles.

The first decent Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) model I saw in the flesh was at the Manchester model railway exhibition a good 30-odd years ago. It was a ‘Derby Lightweight’ set built (by a friend of mine as it happens, though I didn’t know it at the time) from one of the famously unco-operative MTK kits. I was so surprised that I stood through the entire operating sequence just so I could take a photograph of it when it came around again.


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