Re: 60-foot flat cars
Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
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Yes and no. Depends on how weathered a flat car deck you're modelling. Nothing wrong with the work on some better plastic STMFC's.
But, I personally use the Jack Work method to stain wood for models--1 part Fiebing's leather dye
to 30 parts rubbing alcohol--more alcohol=lighter stain--less alcohol==darker stain. I find this to be a good start for weathering all stripwood.
Wood flatcar decks AFAIK were creosoted lumber. So the darkness of the creosote will disguise coarse wood grain in stripwood on a model. Though the better quality stuff like Mt. Albert Scale Lumber has a very fine grain.
I'm very partial to board-by-board wood decking on model flatcars. Easy to stain and distress to model heavy wear on a flatcar deck. I think that the disdain for wood model flatcar decks has been brought on by those laser-cut-from-marine-plywood things that adorn some models.
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