Floquil colors

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by J. Steffen, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. J. Steffen

    J. Steffen Member

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    My hobby shop owner say this is rail brown and so does Floquil, but I would swear this was Olive Drab. What do you think?

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  2. radar

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    Railroaders call it rail brown the army calls it olive brown:D sign1
  3. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    When I first saw Floquills "Rail Brown"(I used the spray can version) I was thinking...I'm weathering tracks......Not painting Army tanks.

    Radar..We used to call it Olive Drab............
  4. nachoman

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    can't help. I'm colorblind when it comes to browns and greens!

    kevin
  5. viperman

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    So what is a good bown color for the ties? I have "rust" for the rails already
  6. J. Steffen

    J. Steffen Member

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    Just going to leave it the way it looks.
  7. J. Steffen

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    Should the ties be painted brown?
  8. prodigy2k7

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    I see a lot of concrete ties from new tracks mostly carrier by amtrak and some freight. (within 4 years built) (white cloudy ish color) lol..
  9. jtloconut

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    floquil makes tie brown. You can go to walmart and the cheap paint $.99 spray cans brown , rust , gray, black . Experement with layers. Once you balast , paint your earth, It all ties together. Protect those switch points.:thumb:
  10. J. Steffen

    J. Steffen Member

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    Well I was thinking about leaving it the way it is and ballasting over it just to see what it looks like.
  11. nachoman

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    I just noticed from your picture -

    be sure to paint the foam with latex paint or some other protection before spraying floquil or other laquer/spirits based paints near it. Without protection, the solvent in the paints will melt the foam - and may give off toxic fumes that are even more toxic than the paint fumes alone.

    kevin
  12. J. Steffen

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    So that explains the weird naked indian and the talking coyote....
  13. brakie

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    No..Ties are creosote black until it ages then it turns to a brownish black then it turns to a dark gray color.