Re: can anyone recommend a rail brown paint that I can brush onto the rail?


Claus Schlund \(HGM\)
 

Hi Bill and List Members,
 
Bill wrote: "Try Vallejo Model Air 71.139 US Field Drab"
 
Thanks very much for the paint recommendation - greatly appreciated.
 
Bill also wrote: "Keep in mind that if the rail is oily the paint will not stick"
 
I applied the Tru-Color paint onto brand new just-taken-out-of-the-box track. No oil of any sort came near it. It just doesn't stick to the metal
 
Claus Schlund
 
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
From: W.R.Dixon
Sent: Monday, July 19, 2021 11:46 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] can anyone recommend a rail brown paint that I can brush onto the rail?

Try Vallejo Model Air 71.139 US Field Drab
Keep in mind that if the rail is oily the paint will not stick.

Bill Dixon

On 7/19/2021 7:36 PM, Claus Schlund \(HGM\) wrote:
> Hi List Members,
> About a year back, I wanted to brush paint a short section of track
> (ties and rail both) on my layout a rail brown color. So I puchased one
> bottle each of Tru-Color TCP-822 FLAT RAILROAD TIE BROWN and TCP-830
> FLAT RAIL BROWN.
> I was not happy with the Tru-Color paint for multiple reasons, but the
> biggest is that, once fully cured, I found that the FLAT RAIL BROWN
> paint did not stick very well to the metal rails - if you breathe on it
> the wrong way the paint falls right off - argh!
> So my question is - can anyone recommend a rail brown paint that I can
> brush onto the rail? And have it look good? And have it stick to the
> metal rail?
> Naturally, steam era freight cars will be rolling on these rails...
> I would be happy to read any and all recommendations (both what worked,
> and what didn't work)
> Thanks in advance
> Claus Schlund





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