Dulling the Linkage.

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Shay2, Feb 16, 2001.

  1. Shay2

    Shay2 Member

    I need some advise on how to go about weathering (dulling) the bright metal surface on the wheels and drive rods on my new 2-6-0, IHC Mother Hubbard.
    It's a sweet running engine and has nice detail, but your eye is drawn to those chrome parts.
    Will dry brushing some flat paint work as long as I keep the flange area clean?
    Anybody have a suggestion?
    Rich
  2. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    I usually brush paint the drivers (wheels0, rods, & cylanders on my steamers Floquil Grimy Black, being careful to keep paint off the tires/flanges, motor & gears. Then dry-brush acrylic white or sand color.
  3. Shay2

    Shay2 Member

    Thanks Charlie, I didn't mean to ignore your response, I have tried your suggestion and am most pleased with the results.
    Rich
  4. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hey Rich,
    Just got my April issue of Model Railroader, & in the Ask Paint Shop column, they mention a product called Neolube. It's made by PBL. They claim that it will blacken the shiney metal parts, & won't interfere with electrical contact the way paint does.
    If you're interested, it says you can order it online at www.p-b-l.com.

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