With his trademark weathering and detailing, TIM SHACKLETON looks at some of the subtle variations that exist among these supposedly standardised classes.


Not all steam locomotives – even from the same class, even based at the same depot – looked exactly the same and it’s important when weathering them that you introduce a measure of variety.


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