??? for shamus

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by kf4jqd, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Hey Shamus:

    I have a question for you. What kind and colur do you paint your tracks? Also, where do you paint them. And finally, what about side and abandon tracks?

    I like your article on ballast tracks. I printed that for future reference!

  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Andy,
    When all track is down and ballasted, I use rust colored acrylic (Water based) paint for the rails, both sides, even though some cannot be seen. Then I clean the top of the rail with isopropyl alcohol on a cloth to remove any paint.All tracks are done this way, side and abandoned tracks have also got weeds in them, growing up either side.
    Ties I also paint with medium chocolate brown mixed with a touch of white, and dry brush it over them.
    Hope this helps.
  3. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member


    Thanks for the information. The girlfriend said she is going to paint my tracks!

  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    hey Andy, it just so happens I have some track to be painted, -- can she paint mine P L E A S E. [​IMG]

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