Chilcott’s Ck bridge transoms – Part III …
Today I made another jig to enable application of white paint on the ends of the transoms.
Up until a few days ago, I had no idea as to why the ends were painted white, but after obtaining some info from two fellow modellers, it appears it was a form of timber preservation treatment.
The simple jig was made from styrene strip and it sat over the transom leaving a six inch piece exposed at the end. Some acrylic white paint was then dry brushed on the top, sides and end of each transom. The resultant finish I think looks like the white paint has been there a few years.
The following two pictures show the finished result.