Monday, 21 November 2011

Rusty rails

 One of the tedious tasks when building a layout is to paint the rails.  There are various methods nowadays ranging from spray-painting the track in situ to a rather natty looking gizmo I've just discovered on the web which uses a tiny foam wheel to apply the paint to the rail sides.  I opted for the old-fashioned brush painting way.  As long as you get comfortable, put some decent music on and concentrate it soon gets done.  Rather than using a paint shade marketed to portray rusty rails I use ordinary Humbrol Matt Leather enamel (62) suitably thinned down.  To my eyes the branded "track colour" is simply too dark in a small scale.   

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