I wanted original. They were not painted. I will try to shine them up more. I can always paint since that piece is screwed on.
I do like the contrast it adds with the ladder.
The decal bottom line is barely legible. After goop it may not be. I will work on it.
I do have two. All I did was scotchbrite and a little sanding. I was not particular with the neck part. The base was sanded well then everything was primed. The inside piece of the base with the switch was not painted.
The black looks OK but I dreaming of another color scheme. I could go green/ red for the season. I did it with a crossing signal. MMMM. That could be it.
That red/green tower looks great! I especially like the top part, with red sandwiched between the front/back green. Fun stuff!
I'm just realizing now that these things have ladders ... cool!
Question on the green paint ... I did a 1681 loco in red/green Christmas colors a while back. I used Krylon. I have a Krylon gloss red that I've used a lot, but I could only find a Krylon satin dark green ... no gloss. I like the shade of green I used, but I wish it were glossier. What's that green paint you've used? Gloss?