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 Posted: Thu Oct 25th, 2012 06:52 pm
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I totally agree with Woodie it is a question that keeps being asked so it is good to bring this thread back.

I have used several ways to weather my track.

On my N Scale SFRSD  layout I have mostly used Micro Engineering Rail Weathering solution with very good results. It gives a nice grey black colour that I wanted.

This is a turnout on my Lost Creek RR


Around the turnouts I use flat black, rust and flat gull grey to make them look like they are well used and have been worked on by track gangs.

On my Lost Creek RR I have hand painted all of the rail with Tamiya Red/Brown, and Tamiya Tuscan Oxide Red and just blended them in all along the rail as I go.

For my Ties I painted them all by hand using a variety of colors. Tamiya Flat Gull Grey, Grey, Earth and mat light brown. I did them all at random intervals and thinned with alcohol so that the colors flowed and did not block out the detail cast into the ties.

The final coat was a diluted wash of India ink in alcohol.

Did I just say final well on some of the ties I went back with some furniture stain and just touched up some of the ties to make them look different and as if they have been replaced some time.

I also painted all of the tie plates rust before the wash of black.

Hope this helps some.
Rod.

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 Posted: Tue Nov 6th, 2012 02:36 pm
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I am liking the ideas I am seeing here.  First, I spray the rails from the side with any red oxcide primer I have on hand, then spray the ties from the top and lightly on the sides with Model Master's Light Earth #FS 30140 spray.  After that I make up several acrylic washes from the yellows to brown to grays (Barnwood is a good one).  Each tie is hand painted (not too time consuming since I build shelf and mini layouts), and when dry with the tie colors alternated, it gives a good appearance.  I finish off with sifted decomposed granite and try to bury a lot of the track, but leave some exposed as well.  I am getting ready to trash the layout in the photos, so I thought I would share before it is gone.







Not sure if these photos will show or not.  One more:



 

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 Posted: Tue Nov 6th, 2012 02:37 pm
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No luck on the last photo. I have some learnin to do.

Rick

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 Posted: Tue Nov 6th, 2012 03:16 pm
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on30rick wrote:  I am getting ready to trash the layout in the photos, so I thought I would share before it is gone.







 

Trash it???

:doh:

Now there is some trash I would certainly love to 'recycle'!



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 Posted: Tue Nov 6th, 2012 06:20 pm
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Hi Shawn

That's what I'm up to. I'm going to start a new mini or shelf layout, and I will need to recycle some of those turnouts and repurpose some of the structures as well. My budget does not allow for any new train purchases this year. :sad:

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