new modeler

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by CSXFan, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. CSXFan

    CSXFan Member

    Hi all, I'm a 20 year old college student who has just gotten back into the hobby after a hiatus of about 5 yrs. I started in HO,but since i now reside in a college dorm I've switched to N scale. Right now I'm working on a 2' by 4' layout set on my modern era freelanced Ohio Western (OW) railroad. While I'm not a good enough modeler to try my hand at painting a locomotive in OW colors, I am about to make my first attempt at painting an undecorated covered hopper. Any sugestions would be appreciated. And another thing, does anyone here model CSX?
  2. billk

    billk Active Member

    Welcome to the Gauge! As far as your question, if you have haven't come with a color and design scheme yet, pick a single overall color, and look at what's available for decal or dry transfers as far as lettering and striping. It shouldn't be too hard too come up with something that's good looking and unique.
  3. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi CSXfan!
    Welcome to The Gauge!
    I'm kind of a newbie too when it comes to painting equipment.
    My advice to you would be not to make your 1st attempt on a brand new expensive kit, but, if possible, find an old junky car or loco to practice on.
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    And a big hearty welcome from me CSXFan, I guess you are going to have some real fun now.

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