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Why in the hell I decided to paint my tracks is beyond me. It is a major pain in the butt! :mad: Now that I started I can't stop though. It's not like I can unpaint several feet of track.

Sorry, I had to vent to someone that could understand. :)
 

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I have three small paint brushes and a bunch of paint in bottles, cans and tubes. I have 4 differnt shades of brown and none of them look like the color of wooden ties. The rust color paint I got looks pretty danged real though. :)
It is just a pain in the butt painting them. I hope the train still runs when I get done. Darn, I had better check that now. :rolleyes:
 

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This sucks! I will have to remove the paint on the inside of the rails and the couplers. I am glad I started this thread and thought to check while reading replies. I only have to remove paint from a couple feet of track, not the entire 20' of the complete plan.
Any ideas of how to do this easily? :confused:
 

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Turns out it was not the track. :D
It was the pickups on my loco. I had it all apart and was painting it also. I got paint on the pickups. :retard:
I ended up breaking one off trying to get the paint off and had to figure out how to fix that. :rolleyes:
It works just fine now. :smilie_daumenpos:
 

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Red oxide , rust,is the best color to cover black ties and make them look brown. If latex, a cotton swab and water should help to remove the paint.[ Rubbing alcohol might be better.
 

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To remove Latex paint you use GoophOff. To remove oil based paint use lacquer thinner. If you ever want to paint tracks again I would consider taping the rails and spraying with a airbrush. Just make sure to clean the tracks with paint thinner after to remove glue. You can aslo get this stuff you apply like a soap to the area you don't want paint then wipe off after.
Hope that helps
Happy Railroading
 

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Tie color

Red oxide , rust,is the best color to cover black ties and make them look brown. If latex, a cotton swab and water should help to remove the paint.[ Rubbing alcohol might be better.
The RR ties I see around here (Atlanta) are loaded with
creosote (I think that's what it is) and are actually so dark
that they appear to me to be more black than brown.

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As you can see in this picture, I use Nutmeg Brown craft paint from Walmart. I just slather it on, give it about 30-45 minutes to dry, then scrape off the top rails with a hard stick like those used for popsickles.

 
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