Track Painting

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by gerry m, Aug 30, 2002.

  1. gerry m

    gerry m Member

    N-Scale shelf layout.

    Guard rails in place...

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  2. gerry m

    gerry m Member

    ... and now I've got four coats of paint and washes on the ties and they are still not right.

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  3. Edavillenut

    Edavillenut Member

    wait till you get the october model railroader there is an artical in there on painting track and it works. i got the magazine yesterday and painted a peice of track and it looks real good.
  4. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    The ties look fine gerry but in the second photo the track could use a little toning down. In the first photo everything looks great. I just paint it all a flat black then brush some pastel chalks over the ties.

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  5. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Hi Gerry!
    Those are some great looking trestles!:cool: :cool: :cool:
  6. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

    Hi Gerry, Still love your rocks! I think the ties are fine, it can get frustrating when you're trying too hard. On the first photo, as Tyson said, there are some bright spots on the rail. the joiners on the far end, and up front, and the tips of the guard rails. I think the scene looks great. Now on the second photo my first thought was "cool, a NYC GP20" my second thought was "it's pulling a passenger train over a wood trestle" But the ties still looked good!

  7. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Gerry, I tend to brush not spray the rails with a dirty brown/red, then wipe off the tops of the track afterwards. This also gives a rather nice effect to the sleepers as well.


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  8. Gavin Miller

    Gavin Miller Member


    I loved the scene in your photograph.

    The track/rails look VERY realistic - well done.

  9. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Thanks Gavin! :)
  10. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Great Minds

    I've got a pamphlet that Geroge Sellios put out 20-25 years ago on weathering track. He and Tyson use the same method.;) Obviously great minds are working in unison:eek: :D :D :D ;)
  11. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    And those great minds would be Sellios and who?????????:eek:
  12. Vic

    Vic Active Member

    Why George Sellios and the master of Applachain modeling the one and only Tyson Rayles!!!:eek: :D :D :D

    PS: (You may send payment in unmarked bills):D :D :D :D
  13. Tyson Rayles

    Tyson Rayles Active Member

    Good thing I hung on to the money from that old monopoloy game! :D

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