Track Weathering

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harris
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Track Weathering

Postby harris » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:30 am

I have seen some videos on this but they use a spray gun not a brush - I wont be using a gun.

I plan to use railmatch sleeper grime and wonder does it need thinning - I will be using a brush not a gun.

I also bought Humbrol dark earth for the rails - again does it need thinning and should this be done in any order.

I have already ballasted the track.
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harris
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Re: Track Weathering

Postby harris » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:54 pm

I painted a piece of test track which has no ballast with the sleeper grime - looks ok but the rails still seam shiny.

Before and after

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Re: Track Weathering

Postby Ironduke » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:12 pm

You mean the tops of the rails? I think they would be shiny in real life unless the track is never used.
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Re: Track Weathering

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun Mar 12, 2017 12:11 am

Another approach is to use items 7, 8 & 9 here: http://woodlandscenics.woodlandscenics. ... rPage=1900

They are tubes of paint complete with agitator and "nib" for weathering sleepers and the sides of rails. (I have found that the nibs can wear down quite easily - depends on how sharp your ballast is. Also you may need to touch up spots where the rails sit in the chairs with a small paint brush - however they certainly break the back of that exciting job!)

I certainly wouldn't paint the tops of the rails unless they were in disused sidings.

Although produced in USA these products can be found in the UK at many suppliers.

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Re: Track Weathering

Postby harris » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:46 am

thanks I will paint the track sleepers with grime
I measure 5 times but still end up drilling twice

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Re: Track Weathering

Postby harris » Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:57 pm

And here is my effort after painting with grime

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I measure 5 times but still end up drilling twice


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