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Paint Markers

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:33 pm
by Mike_R
I have been weathering my trucks and wheels with acrylic paint markers.
I use dark brown or brown with 2mm tips. They are also good for painting structures, rails and ties. ... /20/page/1

Mike Ruby

Re: Paint Markers

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:16 pm
by Mike_R
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The GP15 is one I've finally finished adding bits to with lift rings, MU cables, uncoupling levers and ariel. The stock are from two extreme ages, the railbox car I bought a few weeks ago and it was weathered, new wheels and couplings fitted before it touched the rails. On a photo of these cars I saw one with a new roof panel, so did the same here, masking it while the weathering was added. The UP car is one of the first I bought, over 35 years ago! It had some weathering done many years ago, but has been experimented on, it was first to be a slider cleaning car, more weathering and now has new Athearn trucks which I've used a carbon paint pen to put a track across the axle for block detection. I'll see how it goes before doing others. If successful I can then do some other Genesis cars whose wheels cannot easily be changed for metal axled ones.

All the weathering was done with thin acrylic washes or paint pens.

Re: Paint Markers

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 6:34 pm
by deanobeano
Hi Mike,

The weathering and the new panel look really adds character to the rolling stock - when you're able to get results like that I can understand the merits for doing so rather than leaving them pristine and pretending there's a good cleaning plant on the layout!!

Have been looking for paint pens with a fine tip - will give them a try out for my N scale railsides and timbers - nothing ventured nothing gained!!