Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Track painting

Time to start covering up all those timber ties and hand laid turnouts.

After I completed the track work at Corinth, it was time to remove all rolling stock from the layout (some 400+ pieces plus 70 off loco's) in readiness for the train painting to begin. It took me 2 or 3 days  (in 1 or 2 hour sessions) to get all the rolling stock off the layout and back into their draws.

I arranged for a good friend Jason Miller to come over and help out with the first session of track painting.

Jason brought with him some new paint from Metro Hobbies that is ready to go straight into the airbrush. We decided to try 3 colours. Olive Drab, Camouflage medium brown and camouflage light brown.

For the main line I decided that I liked the look of the Olive drab, so we set to work.

I think the light brown and the medium brown will be good for the spur tracks and the little used tracks in the yards of the layout so will start with Olive drab and then lighten things up with the light brown later.

See below for a collection of pictures showing the final finish of the olive drab colour. In some photo's you can see the difference between the unpainted Atlas flex track compared to the painted. I think the painted looks great and take away the shine on the side of the rail and also hides all the copper and wooden ties that make up the hand laid turnouts.

Note the difference in the unpainted compared to the painted track?

Well, thats the update.
I have completed all of North and South staging, south staging approach, Ft Edward, Willsboro to the entrance to staging at Plattsburgh.
Now to complete the rest of the North staging approach and the other towns..

Stay tuned for the next update.

1 comment:

  1. If you need another hand Brendan to do some more airbrushing just yell out, more than happy to paint a few more scale miles of N Scale before the big day! Jas...