Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Relic, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. Relic

    Relic Member

    I was just looking at some fantastic photo,s over in the other bay, that by the way made me wanna burn my junk (ha) Anyway the thing I thought of was nobody with steam setups models burned ties. When I was a kid I spent a lot of thme playing on the tracks(??) it was also a lot shorter by about two miles to the next community. ANYWAY(Get to the point) there were lots of ties in various degrees of burnedupedness
  2. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    An interesting detail idea fo steam layouts. I like the concept of "burnedupness" too! :)
    Any ideas out there for modeling burned ties?
  3. Zman

    Zman Member

    A blowtorch?
  4. zedob

    zedob Member

    I've read (born too late) about the vegetation around tracks catching fire during the steam era and I do remember seeing ties that looked rather charred (the ties were old '29-'30 by the date nails). I always wanted to model a blackened fill, but didn't even think about including the ties. Good observation.

    I know one thing for sure, RR ties burn rather well, with all of that creosote.
  5. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

    Don't think that would work on plastic ties too well.:eek:

    My though would be to grind away individual ties using a Dremil tool, then blacken the burned areas.

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