Brown or black for wheels and/or couplers?

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Chartiers, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. Chartiers

    Chartiers Still plays with trains

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    I'm thinking ahead to switching some wheels to low profile on some rolling stock and doing some coupler work on a few cars. I noticed there now is a choice of brown or black for both the wheels and couplers. Any opinions of a preference for either?
  2. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    just depends on how realistic you want to go really. The brown is going to look a little better then the black but for the best affect and the most realism you should weather them. :thumb: :mrgreen:
  3. engineshop

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    I just both the first pair of brown trucks and I don't like it at all. It just does not look like rusted trucks but brown colored shiny plastic.

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    I use the brown couplers but will go back to black and rust colored powder to simulate wear and tear on the trucks.
  4. Chartiers

    Chartiers Still plays with trains

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    Can't say I like the brown wheels and trucks much either. Jim
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    I don't think they look that much worse then black, but then I haven't done much weathering of my equipment. I actually just ordered some couplers and on a whim decided to get them in brown so I am hoping I won't be disappointed.

    What color would brand new prototype couplers be? An metallic grey?
  6. tetters

    tetters Rail Spiking Fool!

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    Are those plastic wheels?