Brown or black for wheels and/or couplers?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Chartiers, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Chartiers

    Chartiers Still plays with trains

    I'm thinking ahead to switching some wheels to low profile on some rolling stock and doing some coupler work on a few cars. I noticed there now is a choice of brown or black for both the wheels and couplers. Any opinions of a preference for either?
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    just depends on how realistic you want to go really. The brown is going to look a little better then the black but for the best affect and the most realism you should weather them. :thumb: :mrgreen:
  3. engineshop

    engineshop Member

    I just both the first pair of brown trucks and I don't like it at all. It just does not look like rusted trucks but brown colored shiny plastic.


    I use the brown couplers but will go back to black and rust colored powder to simulate wear and tear on the trucks.
  4. Chartiers

    Chartiers Still plays with trains

    Can't say I like the brown wheels and trucks much either. Jim
  5. platypus1217

    platypus1217 Member

    I don't think they look that much worse then black, but then I haven't done much weathering of my equipment. I actually just ordered some couplers and on a whim decided to get them in brown so I am hoping I won't be disappointed.

    What color would brand new prototype couplers be? An metallic grey?
  6. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

    Are those plastic wheels?

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