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


Charles Peck
 

I have been using Testors enamel paint pen on rails and been satisfied with it.  Have not tried painting ties with it.
Has been a while since I bought any, the availability may have changed.
Chuck Peck

On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 10:37 PM Claus Schlund &#92;(HGM&#92;) <claus@...> 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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