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Old 6th March 2010, 21:08   #11
Sidecar Bob
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The key to realistic trains is to vary the level of weathering from car to car. A few really badly weathered cars and a few nearly new looking ones are ok, but most of them should be somewhere between the extremes.

Some people weather everything to look like it is ready for to be cut up for scrap and that looks less realistic than having everything looking brand new.
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Old 4th June 2010, 05:32   #12
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The key to realistic trains is to vary the level of weathering from car to car. A few really badly weathered cars and a few nearly new looking ones are ok, but most of them should be somewhere between the extremes.

Some people weather everything to look like it is ready for to be cut up for scrap and that looks less realistic than having everything looking brand new.
A very good point, Sidecar Bob. I'm glad you mentioned it.
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Old 19th December 2010, 02:03   #13
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Nice job. Nice and subtle. The couplers would likely be rusty in real life.
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