Jim’s been in touch again, and I’m glad he has – you all know how I like an update (his last post is here)
It’s getting a little cooler here in the desert. So I’ve been working on weathering rolling stock.
I tried paints, acrylic and enamel but I personally prefer chalks. They allow for better control in applying layers for more or less weathering effects.
I remove trucks and couplers, then spray Dull Coat in flat finish, dust with chalks in different shades of rust, brush them in and lightly re-coat with Dull Coat.
Then I weather the wheels, trucks and couplers with thinned coats of enamel paints in flat black, rust or both depending on the effect I want.
Here in the U.S. rolling stock can be quite pricey, $25 to $40. They look so great out of the box with so much fine detailing and then to “dirty em up” to look prototypical is a bit daunting. In any event, I made a video with a new Scale Trains ET44C4 which by the way is a fantastic highly detailed model and the weathered well cars and some containers.
Hope you enjoy
A huge thanks to Jim. I always recognise his layout from his stunning rock face.
That’s all for today folks, please do keep ’em coming.
And don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to scratch your railroad itch.