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Offline Buntobox  
#1 Posted : 28 June 2020 16:13:02(UTC)

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Location: Scotland, Edinburgh
I've just bought the very nice 4228 Rheingold coaches set and although it is beautiful, it needs to be weathered to really bring it to life. I have weathered stock in the past in my British Railways modelling days G62.jpg
(this is one of my scratchbuilt coaches I subtly weathered a few years ago)
and I want to do the same now for my growing collection of Swiss and German stock. My question is: Can I safely use weathering paint that is thinned with enamel thinners without ruining the original Marklin finish?
Thanks in advance for any advice received.
Offline kimballthurlow  
#2 Posted : 28 June 2020 22:44:40(UTC)

Joined: 18/03/2007(UTC)
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Location: Brisbane, Australia
Hi Buntobox,

If I am not mistaken the 4228 Rheingold coaches are tinplate, and the paintwork was done in a lithographic process (ink).
It is very easy to destroy this finish. (Think Hornby Dublo Mk 1 and earlier coaches).

You would be best to test your spray weathering with enamel thinners on an unwanted coach or wagon (perhaps an old tin-plate Hornby Dublo wagon which you can get for a few pounds).

HO Scale - Märklin (ep III and VI, C Track, digital) - 2 rail (USA and Australia) - 3 rail (English Hornby Dublo) - a few old O gauge.
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