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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2016 10:21 pm
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Lee B

Joined: Tue Dec 9th, 2014
Location: The Pacific NW, By Way Of The Deep South, USA
Posts: 1326
I got a aluminum casting of a 1943 Baldwin builder's plate (for a VO diesel, but it's mostly the same type of plate they also used for their export steam locomotives) off eBay recently, and I decided to paint the thing with gold paint (nobody makes bronze colored spray paint that I could find), then went over it with brass paint highlights, then filled in the black background and generally made it look well-worn. My goal was to give it the best, "just yanked off the locomotive in the scrap line and never cleaned" look that I could. Now it hangs over the back wall over the layout.

Commanding Officer, 796th Railway Operating Battalion (in On30 gauge)
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