Can anyone advise/direct me to a photo of the short end of a FA X class, I have photos of the long end (Large Green X and numbers on yellow panel), no writing on the sides of the hoods, was there anything on the short hoods, or just plain green or yellow.
Any help appreciated.
I'm not sure if it was used on any X class but some locomotives under FA ownership had the white "Australia" without the green "Victoria".
Originally most X class had wings on the back too.
The yellow end dates from the PN ownership period, on locos that had the long hood end toilet added by PN.
If you are painting an HO model, none of these come with the long end toilet, so none should have the plain yellow end.
Earlier toilets fitted by FA had "wings" which sometimes didn't match those already on the long hood end.
One XR had a nose repaint after an accident and had just a green nose with large yellow numbers, but this was a PN scheme and I don't think any X class were painted like this.
A number of X class now have holes in the nose with the horns fitted in the hole, but again this is a PN development.