Redwood stain

Discussion in 'Logging, Mining and Industrial Railroads' started by pin puller, May 19, 2006.

  1. pin puller

    pin puller New Member

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    Greetings,

    I am starting out into the wonderful world of craftsman structure building for my redwood logging line. I am starting out with a simple model to get my hands dirty. I have a Campbell Bunkhouse B which a few loggers will use in the off hours. My question is this: Can anyone give me some advice into what color/ type stains to use to simulate a semi new (maybe a couple of years old) redwood structure on stripwood found in Campbell kits? Thanks for any insight you can give! :D
  2. shaygetz

    shaygetz Active Member

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    Welcome to The Gauge:wave:

    Sounds like a thinned red oak stain with a gray wash might do the trick. Campbells usually gives you enough scrap to experiment. Hope that helps.
  3. pin puller

    pin puller New Member

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    Thanks shaygetz for the welcome and your suggestion. I tried the thin red oak stain and had very satisfactory results on a few test pieces. My redwood bunkhouses are on their way. :thumb:
  4. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

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    Welcome!, and pics on arrival?? yes? :D