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Old 19th December 2010, 20:14   #1
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Default Weathering E-Z track

Here's how I weathered some E-Z track.
First I painted the track bed grey as I am going to apply ballast later.


Then I painted the ties burnt umber


Then I painted the rails burnt sienna. The rails probably need another coat for the appropriate amount of rust. I will probably apply some powder when I ballast them. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 19th December 2010, 21:09   #2
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In the last photo, it looks like what you may see on a seldom used siding. Mainline tracks would be darker I think.
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In the last photo, it looks like what you may see on a seldom used siding. Mainline tracks would be darker I think.
I thought they might need another coat. Perhaps a wash of burnt umber/black. I think I can build and weather a building faster than these tracks are going Thanks for the input.
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I put a wash of burnt umber/black over the rails.

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That looks better to me... but the other would look great for a siding - if you have one.
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That looks better to me... but the other would look great for a siding - if you have one.
I hadn't considered different levels of rust, due to usage. Nice observation.
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