Neville Grove offers custom weathering services for any item of model railway rolling stock, from any era and in any gauge.
Neville Grove specialises in providing exhibition standard weathering of UK outline steam, diesel & electric locomotives, as well as multiple units, coaches and wagons from old pre-grouping stock, right up to the current day.
"Ready To Run" models of locomotives, coaches and wagons are excellent, and the detail, accuracy and features get better with every release from all the major manufacturers.
However, the overall realism of the model is often limited by the paint finish applied in the factory. Neville Grove's individual and hand applied weathering transforms a plastic model, to an exhibition standard scaled down replica.
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From a light dusting to tone down the factory finish, to the recreation of a heavily stained and dirt encrusted loco so typical of the railway scene from the 1940's - mid 1990's, we use a variety of well honed techniques and mediums to make sure your stock takes pride of place on your model railway.
See our unique pricing structure that gives you a choice of various finishes over a range of prices.
Check out our trademark "polished / in use" look that is reminiscent of gloss paintwork cleaned with oily rags. It will give your model a super realistic appearance of a heavy, working loco with a polished painted metal finish.
This is an illusive effect that is the aspiration of many modellers for their top-link express locomotives. It is also how real locomotives appear in preservation today. Even the smartest of in service locomotives get dirty very quickly and certain areas will always escape the attention of the cleaners.
If you are the proud owner of a collection of model locomotives -we also provide a glossing service that capture's that pristine museum sheen and enhances the depth and lustre of the factory finish.
Although excellent, the latest "Ready To Run" wagons and coaches are expensive, yet still lack true realism. The manufacturers strive to provide maximum detail - we take this and provide truly life-like rolling stock.
Our weathering not only improves the factory finish, it also brings out the models wealth of detail.
Even older items can be transformed from a toy-like model to a realistic looking piece of rolling stock.
Locomotives usually take the lime light, but unless it is hauling realistic looking wagons or coaches, the overall effect of your model railway can be compromised.