Chilcott’s Ck bridge transoms – Part III …

Hi all,

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.

Transom jig for painting white ends

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.

Finished transoms with white ends

Finished transoms with white ends


Posted on Sep 14, 2015, in Chilcott's Ck, Trackwork and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Great painting mask. Will have to do something like that on my trestle.

  2. I am sure the NSWR bridge painters were not half so organised as you! It is looking great Ian.

  3. Nice use of a jig. I would have been tempted to just go for it, but the jig gave you a perfect result, which is likely how the real ones look from any sort of distance.

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