If you follow these steps, you can expect to spend maybe an hour weathering the trucks on your freight car. Weathering Freight Cars with an Airbrush by Vincent Peri To weather freight cars with coats of rust and grime, first mix 4 parts Floquil Rust with 1 part Floquil engine black or grimy black. My interest in lumber has led me to examine photos of single sheathed freight cars in a critical way. Weathering freight cars. Unlike double sheathed cars, single sheathed cars usually did not have tongue & Groove edges while double sheathed not only had the T&G edges, they were commonly milled with a 'V' along the board's edge giving the characteristic finished look so attractive on both freight cars and passenger cars. The one by M.R. We think you’ll find this technique useful, especially for weathering freight car roofs. Is it worth it? Weathering like a Pro, volume 1 with Mike Confalone - In this extensive 6-hour volume Mike covers weathering freight cars without an airbrush. Test spray Member since January 2002; From: Toronto Ont. Order Ascending; Order Descending; rambo1. Model railroad locomotives, freight cars, and structure announcements for December 10, 2020 New model trains for the week of December 3, 2020 Atlas N … I have a Athearn RBOX with a build date of 1980 and a bright silver roof I want to weather. Some readers of this page will have seen the November 2014 issue of Model Railroader magazine, with several articles on weathering. Maybe. Click on the images to review a larger size. Sun, 2017-08-06 10:53 — JackM. I hope you have found this little how-to informative and if there are any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to drop me a … Snell on freight cars, curiously, only addresses covered hoppers, presenting three methods. Thin this mixture with Floquil Airbrush thinner so that you have 1 part paint mixture to 5 or more parts thinner. Canada; 840 posts weathering freight cars and hoppers. Here’s John to explain. Aug 29, 2020 - Explore Gnrailfan's board "weathering freight cars" on Pinterest. See more ideas about model railroad, train car, rolling stock. About ten or so years ago I was online looking at armor modeling websites and came across an article that described a weathering technique called salt weathering. weathering freight cars and hoppers; weathering freight cars and hoppers 4418 views. An hour to add a touch of realism to your car. I hope so. Lots of potential. By models I mean the plastic kits that most of us started with like Revell planes, Monogram cars and Sci-fi kits. Mike provides a total of 8 in-depth freight car weathering projects, illustrating step-by-step many simple but powerful techniques. Roller-bearing trucks on newer equipment develop more rust on the wheels themselves. Weathering Red Oak Series: Weathering freight cars Now that scenes on Model Railroader magazine's 3 x 7-foot N scale Red Oak layout are nearly compete, MR associate editor Eric White turns his attention to enhancing the rolling stock with realistic weathering effects. A little hard to write about. I guess it is because they are more subtle than the other colors we use in weathering our models. Now, I didn’t make an immediate reference to my obsession with freight car modeling. Solid-bearing trucks on older freight cars tend to build up grease and oil on the wheels and rust on the sideframes, so you’ll want to paint the wheels an oily black color, and apply a rust color to highlight the sideframes. Locos and rolling stock; I am looking at changing eras into a more modern era, 1980-1990. One of these uses acrylic paint, not washes as I use, and really describes painting the car sides. 8 replies. Modern Freight Car Roof Weathering. 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