Y&L Tar

This tar wagon was built by Graham and Peter Beare from a heavily modified Slater’s kit to ScaleSeven standards to which they fitted Exactoscale springing units, and it was handed to me for painting and decorating. The lettering is of the Methfix-type, supplied by Slater’s, and considering how wordy it all is, went on relatively easily.  I was unhappy with the transfers for the ownership plates on the underframe, and had a set etched which brings to life to that area of the model. Much discussion took place over how grimy a tar wagon might be in the late Edwardian period, so there is a reasonable degree of in service grot and very little tar spillage with some rust erupting through the paintwork near the edges of the platework and around the rivets. Hopefully quite close to reality.




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