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  1. Painting, detailing and decaling
    I want to paint 2 brass 20th century consists, one based on the 1940 Dreyfus design, the other on the 1950's diesel. Can anyone recommend paints that are accurate and correct? I will be using a Badger air brush. Thanks! Marty
  2. Painting, detailing and decaling
    I pulled the airbrush out of the cupboard and have been trying it out on some goods wagons I have built. Gunze paint thins nicely with their Levelling Thinner but I am finding it is receding from sharp edges, and small circles appear in the paint as it dries. It looks uniform as it goes on but...
  3. Structures Forum
    I recently purchesed an acrylic model by CMR (Custom Model Railroads) and I am unsure what kind of glue is ok to use. With that said I did conduct an experiment with several brands and types. As of now I have not noticed and changes ex. metling, warping, discoloration, ect. Testors Model Glue...
  4. O Scale
    I have a 726RR Berkshire that is in really good condition but the paint has chipped away in a few spots. Does anyone know a good paint to use that will match the black paint on these old trains? I don't want to completely strip it and repaint I just want to touch it up if possible. Thanks
  5. General Model Train Discussion
    I started painting my N Scale locomotive today, but found myself using enamel paint, which I find very hard to work with. What should I do now? Thank you! Brandon
  6. General Model Train Discussion
    I am about to apply paint and decal to a undecorated N scale Kato SD70MAC. Any tips for painting N scale and applying decals. Please help make my life over the next few weeks easy. Thank You! Brandon
  7. General Model Train Discussion
    I am buying a undecorated N Scale Kato sd 70 to paint it my self, I am wondering about how I would custom make the number board? Thank you! Brandon
  8. General Model Train Discussion
    I got some woodland scenics concrete color paint on my Kato Unitrack while completing a level crossing, should I worry about train stalling? and if so, how should I fix it? Thank you!!! Brandon
  9. O Scale
    I just started to build a layout and i'm planning to have the time period set in the present day. Ive seen some of the mass-produced cars with the graffiti on them and it looks fake to me. So, I had a friend of mine paint up a couple of box cars with some graffiti. Graffiti on model trains seems...
  10. HO Scale
    Hi Im Wondering if i should Paint my Train Station... If Yes What Colour. If No Why?
  11. Structures Forum
    I would love to see someone post a Painting Sticky with some basic painting guidelines that us novices can use. Some of my questions would be should all building interiors get painted flat black? What if you intend to add interior details? Tips for painting without an air brush. When is a...
  12. General Model Train Discussion
    Im starting a 4x8 layout using a 4x8 sheet of the white styrofoam insulation from Home Depot. I peeled off the plastic coating. I was thinking I would coat it with latex primer before starting so later any other color would stick. Will primer adhere to the white foam board or will it peel up...
  13. Beginner Q & A
    Hey! I am VERY new. I'm having issues with painting my buildings. I've completed a grain elevator and that was no problem. All it required was a coat of white primer on the body and some brown paint on the roof to simulate rust. It came out pretty good if I do say so myself.:D So now I'm...
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