Weathering Locomotives

Colonel Apr 21, 2000

  1. Colonel

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    Colonel-
    Good job on the weathering! There is also another way to weather, which I have tried and has given me prototypical results. I used stencil cream. I read about this in the latest issue of Model Railroader Magazine. After I read it, I had to give it a try. The results were quite appealing to me. Their link is www.modelrailroader.com

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    Thanks Colonel for sharing with us. What a great job. Now I have to figure the best chalk colours to do steam locos. Any suggestions anyone?

    Robin
     
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    Robyn,
    I'm sure Gatts will be able to enlighten you as soon s he reads this post. Thanks for all the nice coments guys by the way I now have updated my pictures page, there are some great shots taken by Gatts with his new Nikon Digital camera.

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    Nice article Colonel. You have inspired me to try weathering my locos this way.

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    Great Article!! It might be wise to pick up some cheap locos (say Bachman) to use as test subjects before graduating to the more pricy locos. I will certainly try this out.

    Thanks Again,
    Matt
     
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    Hi all,

    ok, Robin - depending on the area you are modelling, go for light shades of grey to represent the lime deposits from water and steam leaking here and there. Some area have harder water, hence more minerals in it and more dramatic effects. The south-west US is a good example. As always, it is best to work off pictures.

    Matt - get hold of some rollingstock rather than a locomotive. If you want practice with louvers, try a mechanical reefer. For curved surfaces, a tank car, etc.

    The chalk will not stick well to a smooth surface. You will get a light weathering effect in this case, but if you want it heavier, hit the model with a dull finishing coat like Testor's Dullcote. The chalk will grip much better on the second pass.
    When applying, use less and build up to the desired effect. There are stories of finishing coats 'killing' the chalk (making it disappear). I have yet to see this to any great degree using Dullcote. I can't comment on any other finishes, though.

    Hope this is of help.

    Gary.

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    Good Ponts Gary. I am sure I will end up with a Bachman or two on the layout from time to time (from the kids' layout). Maybe I will use one of them as my test rat...after a couple of rolling stock items of course. [​IMG]

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  12. Robin Matthysen

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    Thanks Gary, these tips will help for sure. My layout spreads from Ontario where water is hard, through Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. where water conditions are very different but I believe they will look great following your tips.
    Thanks again

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    The new site may be a little faster for me, but I get a full page view on your original site. [​IMG]

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    Great Job Colonel [​IMG]:. In the states there is a company called Micro Mark. They sell weathering chalk already powdered. I use it to weather my steam engines and buildings. Works great.

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