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    • July 22, 2020 6:16 PM EDT
    • David said:

      Does anyone have a good suggestion for the brown used on the box / flat cars?

      David, here is another color that is the same as Box Car Red, I use Rust-Oleum 2X Red Primer. I mainly use this color for undercarriages, rusty trucks, and couplers, and anywhere I want that rust look. I was working on a narrow gauge box car today and I was going to paint it with Scale Coat Box Car Red, it really looked close to the Rust-Oleum Red Primer, in fact it was a perfect match to the Scale Coat color. I decided to paint the box car with the Rust-Oleum red primer, I'm totally pleased with the results, and I'm not easy to please when it comes to my models. I will have to put a gloss coat on the car so I can decal the car, then spray a dull coat for the last coat to seal the decals and a dull finish to the car, I very seldom have any of my trains in a gloss finish. I'm going to Home Depot to get some more of that red primer, #249086 Red Primer. 

       

      trainman

    • July 22, 2020 12:55 PM EDT
    • David said:

      Does anyone have a good suggestion for the brown used on the box / flat cars?

      Take a look at this color, Rust-Oleum 2X Gloss Kona, I got it a Home Depot. It's Dk. Brown with a tint of Dk. Red. I did put a Dull-Coat over the model to protect the decals, I Dull-Coat just about everything I do.  I really like the color and I'm thinking of doing some freight cars in this color. Most railroad freight colors are some shade of brown/red in color, I'm talking older cars of the 30's/40's/and 50's.

    • July 22, 2020 11:58 AM EDT
    • David, rust-oleum makes a nice brown that looks like dirt in their camo colors

      Rust-Oleum Specialty Camouflage Black Spray Paint
       

      Earth Brown

      1918830 - 12 oz. Spray
      • 12 oz. Spray :

    • July 22, 2020 8:45 AM EDT
    • Does anyone have a good suggestion for the brown used on the box / flat cars?

    • July 20, 2020 2:15 PM EDT
    • The closest that I have come to matching it is using Krylon's Ruddy Brown primer.  Its a pretty close match to the AMS Accucraft RGS passenger cars I have.  YOu will have to go to an independent Hardware store to get it as the two biog box store Home Depot and Lowe's don't carry Krylon paint anymore.

       

      Dan Stuettgen

      Colorado & Rio Grande Southern

    • March 20, 2020 5:56 PM EDT
    • I found the Plastruct stuff easier to use if you have to go around a curve, similar to my depot porch roof. It's thinner and more flexible than the Precision stuff. They both have their pluses and minuses. The Precision stuff can get a lot more brittle. Depending on what I'm building I use either/or. 

    • March 20, 2020 3:45 PM EDT
    • Bruce, I got the sheets today, and you were right: they're plastruct. 

    • March 17, 2020 10:44 AM EDT
    • great source Cliff

    • March 17, 2020 10:34 AM EDT
    • Cliff Jennings said:

      Thanks Bruce. I haven't been able to find Precision Products sheets, where do you get them? I like their large size.

       

      BTW, here's another dollhouse part supplier, with 1/2" scale furniture & etc.

       

      https://oakridgestores.com/dollhouse/half-scale-dollhouse/

      Cliff, apparently they are not called Precision Products (there was NO precision involved) any more...but check out Ozark Miniatures - I THINK this is them:  https://ozarkminiatures.com/collections/1-2-scale

    • March 17, 2020 10:04 AM EDT
    • These SEEM similar to the sheets I got from Plastruct a LONG time ago - at least the size sounds familiar.   Looks good, BUT I have seen instances of giant bubbles forming on some of my buildings during the summer heat.   It could be that I just didn't apply enough glue, but it could be something to look out for as well.    Note, I have NOT experienced any of the bubbling with the Precision Products sheets which seem quite a bit thicker.

    • March 16, 2020 11:00 PM EDT
    • Cliff,

      I have saved the website.  Lots of other things besides the styrene sheet.

    • March 16, 2020 8:38 PM EDT
    • Good find, Cliff!

       

    • January 23, 2020 9:44 AM EST
    • Priceless!

    • January 22, 2020 6:50 PM EST
    • Just to keep us legitimate: This was done back when Loco idjit posted.

      That;s done

    • January 18, 2020 10:33 AM EST
    • Pete Lassen said:

      When I first found this site I asked some questions on an old post and got a curt response as to the age of the post and brining it up, I thought for a moment I had gotten access to a private forum and didn’t do anything but read for a while before I got the nerve up to ask on a current post. Since then I have been welcome with all my crazy thoughts, questions and ideas. I belong, and you all(some)like me ! You really like me!! sorry , got carried away. Anyway I’m here until BD  kicks me off !

    • January 17, 2020 4:48 PM EST
    • You fit right in, Pete!..............

       

    • January 17, 2020 4:35 PM EST
    • When I first found this site I asked some questions on an old post and got a curt response as to the age of the post and brining it up, I thought for a moment I had gotten access to a private forum and didn’t do anything but read for a while before I got the nerve up to ask on a current post. Since then I have been welcome with all my crazy thoughts, questions and ideas. I belong, and you all(some)like me ! You really like me!! sorry , got carried away. Anyway I’m here until BD  kicks me off !

    • January 17, 2020 10:28 AM EST
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