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Offline Jabez  
#1 Posted : 11 June 2019 23:47:55(UTC)
Jabez

Belgium   
Joined: 30/08/2016(UTC)
Posts: 615
Location: Brussels
Woodland Scenics has a pen for weathering rail--steel rail, rusty rail, etc.
At Eu11 a pop for a possibly short lived felt pen this seems excessive.
Are there more economical solutions for weathering rail?
Jabez
I heard that lonesome whistle blow. Hank Williams
Offline Danlake  
#2 Posted : 11 June 2019 23:57:23(UTC)
Danlake

New Zealand   
Joined: 03/08/2011(UTC)
Posts: 1,435
Hi Jabez,

If you already have the tools I think an airbrush will be the most economical. Else people are hand painting the rails.

You can use weathering powders but really only for sleepers.

Remember darker colours will hide stuff and lighter colour will highlight them. Seems obvious but many rails have oversized tie plates or rail anchors so a darker grim colour on this lower part will help disguise them better.

Good luck and have fun!

Best Regards
Lasse
Digital 11m2 layout / C (M&K) tracks / Era IV / CS3 60226 / Train Controller Gold 9 with 4D sound. Mainly Danish and German Locomotives.
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Offline Jabez  
#3 Posted : 12 June 2019 00:07:55(UTC)
Jabez

Belgium   
Joined: 30/08/2016(UTC)
Posts: 615
Location: Brussels
Hi Lasse,
That was fast Blink
thanks
Jabez
I heard that lonesome whistle blow. Hank Williams
Offline PeFu  
#4 Posted : 12 June 2019 06:51:54(UTC)
PeFu

Sweden   
Joined: 30/08/2002(UTC)
Posts: 638
I use Humbrol Enamel 113 ”Rust” on my K track rails. I really like the color in combination with the Merkur trackbed, and the rails are pretty well covered with one round only, without any primer. I paint sections of approx. 50 cm rail using a tiny brush, then immediately remove most of the paint from the rail top using fabric. When the paint is dry, I add some ”Strip Magic” liquid on the rail top and after a few minutes, the residual paint is removed using isopropanol and fabric.

It takes some time, but I find it rewarding. The oversized rails and their joiners seems to ”disappear” a bit...

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