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  1. Painting Locomotives - how do I get the right colors?

    HO Scale
    Hi fellow trainfans! lately I've taken on a few projects building trains from scratch or from different parts. I'm pretty good at getting the realism for the rest of the model, but when it comes to paint, I have no idea what I'm doing. How do I get the right colors when building your own...
  2. Background material question

    General Model Train Discussion
    Hello…I'm at the point in my layout that I need to begin painting a background. I have an O Gauge layout which is in a basic "U" shape 14' x 12' 6" x 14'. The height from the top of the layout to the ceiling is just under 3'. I want to paint the background on some heavy type of material that...
  3. To Restore or Not

    General Model Train Discussion
    Does anyone know if the value of an car is enhanced or reduced if a prior owner attempted to fix chipped or worn off paint by re-painting those sections ? Is it better to fix up a car or just leave it alone ?
  4. Lionel 2440 Pullman and Observation cars

    General Model Train Discussion
    I just bought two Pullman and an Observation car from the late 40's. I'm considering repainting the roofs. Does anyone have any tips on how to go about this. Is there a spray can of this paint? It's a dark green. Is primer necessary? Where can I get the paint? Is there a modern paint...
  5. Painting - Chassis of a Locomotive

    Beginner Q & A
    Hello Everyone, Thanks for viewing. New to the forum so hopefully added this to the right area of the forum since well I am new to certain aspects of painting models. I got my hands on a RS-3 which has been put through the ringer and looking to add it to my collection. Who ever had this unit...
  6. Painting sticky

    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...
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