Roundhouse 3 bay hoppers

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by leghome, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. leghome

    leghome Member

    I have 12 Roundhouse hoppers with the white metal frames. I know before I paint them they need to be very well cleaned. Do I need to prime them before painting and what color would be most appropriate for the finish.
  2. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I would think that bare metal should be primed before painting. I have used automotive primers with good results. As far as colour, what would the hoppers be used for?
  3. leghome

    leghome Member

    These are coal hoppers. I picked up some red oxide primer that I am going to use and then a little weathering and the good ole dullcoat to seal everthing up.
  4. BNSFtheLeader

    BNSFtheLeader Member

    Your on the right track your oppion is a goodie to me that's what I do for all of mine and I heve no problems.

    I use the FloQuile Zinc Chromite Primer and it's a charm
  5. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder


    Just recieved some Athearn Blue Box kits..........MDC 3 bay hoppers! I was surprised to see kits, as I was lead to believe that Athearn was only producing RTR.
  6. leghome

    leghome Member

    There are still some blue boxes out there but they are getting very hard to find. In my NMRA Division we give a clinic at every show we have where kids can build a car/trees or a building and take it home free of charge. We call the program KITS(kids in trains) The blue boxes were perfect for this project. Now we need to find some kind of replacement kits for this projcet.

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