The final touches of the restoration of the GWR 

Restoration of the only surviving GWR steam Railmotor

The project for the Great Western Society, Didcot was carried out at Llangollen Heritage Railway where the Railmotor was completely rebuilt over a three year period.

 

Hand Painted Woodgraining

Traditional scumble glazes were used to recreate the oak graining which was a standard feature throughout the Railmotors. Working with steel graining combs, worn brushes, a wiping out stick and a few reference pieces of real quarter sawn oak I was able to mimic the look to my best ability.

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The Railmotor had 1200 feet of hand lining around the panels. Reference for the signwriting was taken from old  photos and sized using a scale ruler.

 The GWR crest changed through the years. The main reference I used was from a 1 inch picture of an original water transfere.

 

Signwriting and crests

All hand painted and blended using various techniques. Click to enlarge images and read more.

All work is copyright of David Kynaston © 1988