??? 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!

    Andy
  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.
    shamus
  3. kf4jqd

    kf4jqd Active Member

    Shamus:

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

    Andy
  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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