Pictures of British Railways Standard Class 9F: No.92220 Evening Star
The body was sprayed using a car paint (Rover Brooklands Green). Black parts were hand painted using Humbrol Super enamel paints: let-down Coal Black on the smokebox, deflectors, cylinders and cab roof. Matt Black was used on the floot-plate, chassis and wheels. The ash-pan had an additional wash of light brown. All the pipe-work has been let-down with a black wash.
Pressfix transfers have been used for all the lining, the cabside numbers and the BR crests on the tender.
The nameplates + commemorative plates, S/box number plate, S/Box shed plate, front frame maker's plates and tender plates are from the excellent range produced by GUILPLATES.
Close-up of the front end. It's a shame I
couldn't focus closer to make the commemorative plates readable!
No, the buffers are not out of alignment, it's distortion introduced by the camera's lens.
This photo has accentuated the copper pipe-work, it's not really as obvious as this!
This photo gives a better impression of the appearance of the pipe-work. The loco crew has yet to be fitted.
I'm not sure I have the plates in the right places. One picture I've got of a BR1C shows the maker's plate much higher-up, but the tender didn't have a top lamp iron.