WEATHERING HEIGHTS FOR OXFORD MODELS
Oxford Rail has unveiled a new range of weathered models under the brand ‘Weathered in Wales’. As the name suggests, these models will be hand-weathered at Oxford’s Swansea headquarters and no two finishes will be identical. The initial range comprises East Kent Railway-liveried Adams ‘Radial’ and two open wagons. The first models are due in stock by mid-november. Oxford Rail’s Tim Mulhall told Model Rail that ‘Weathered in Wales’ locomotives will remain the same price as unweathered models, but that wagons will increase in price by £1. He added that the only part of the locomotive not to be weathered will be the driving wheels, in order to minimise disruption to electrical contacts.