Adding rust to rails

Just a quickie today.

Dave has been in touch again – this time with another helpful video showing how to add rust to your rails:

“Hi Al,

Here we go again , another video with a few tips ..

Hope it proves useful to a few of the modellers.



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20 Responses to Adding rust to rails

  1. Colin Pryce says:

    I think I caught the hint, it must be birthday time, Happy Birthday, Dave! Enjoy many more with your great railway!

  2. Andrew Dale says:

    Another informative video from Dave. Keep them coming and thanks
    Thanks Andy

  3. joe says:

    hope you had a great birthday Dave !!! 🙂 thanks for all the really great vid’s and tips I really enjoy them

    Joe k, usa

  4. Willie Kerr says:

    Happy birthday Dave. Thanks for all the tips.

  5. Alan Kent says:

    Another happy birthday to you,Thank you for the ‘rusty tip’ really usefull as always.I thank you again for all the help you give to us fellow modelers. you are the bench mark we all aspire to become.Alan

  6. Joe Gray says:

    Great instructional video on placing the grass around the firehouse and at the bases of the fence posts.. Just keep these great suggestions coming…

  7. Always enjoy your videos! Have a question, though: is it your recording equipment or do most European diesels sound like Model T Fords?

  8. paul Otway says:

    I use rust powder on the sides of the track.

  9. andrew skilling says:

    Have a grate day Dave love your videos

  10. Adam Labaziewicz says:

    Happy Birthday Dave and all the best to you and your lovely wife. I love the new layout. Keep those amazing videos coming. Happy railroading.
    Best regards, Adam
    New Jersey USA

  11. Ralph Berry says:

    Happy Birthday Dave,
    I always enjoy those videos.
    I think the Deltic sounds as it does because of the engine configuration, it has more in common with a DC3 radial engine than a T model Ford.

  12. david howarth says:

    Thank you all for the Birthday wishes ..another year older seems to happen every year !! for the sounds from the Loco`s , to be hones they sound different on YTube ..much better hearing them live , could be the recording equipment , not got an external mike just the inbuilt one on the camera ..Thanks again Dave

  13. Ian Mc Donald says:

    great tips and how tos Dave happy birthday. love your vidoes go back on all the others for help. Ian.

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  15. Dave Fairfull says:

    Another fine video Dave! Happy Natal Anniversary. Like your new addition. Lol
    Dave F.
    From The Great White North.

  16. Archie Yarbrough says:

    Happy Birthday Dave!! Don’t know just when it was, but I just celebrated my 69th on February 6th. Keep up the good work on the railroad!

  17. patt says:

    i love the vid’s and Daves modeling skills however and no disrespect intended but i can not understand most of what he says

  18. Mike Childs says:

    As has already been pointed out, Dave’s modeling skills and ideas are the best but I find it nearly impossible to understand him but keep the videos coming Dave. Mike from frigid northern Minnesota.

  19. Robert Brady says:

    Dave my opinion the before rusty tracks looks more authentic then rusty tracks.I like the dirt,greasey sooted tracks better.The rust tracks looks like the tracks are hardly used hence the rust build up.The greasy dirty look shows and suggests high traffic use of the railway system..

  20. Robert Brady says:

    Mike Childs you have to be Irish to understand Dave LOL!
    R Brady

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