tie color

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by twilight, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. twilight

    twilight Member

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    What color do you guys use for railroad ties? Do you use stain or shoe polish or something else? Let's hear some ideas, please!:wave:

    Thank-you
    Twilight:)
  2. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    I use darker shades of brown latex paint ;)
  3. Gary Pfeil

    Gary Pfeil Active Member

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    I just wrote about this on the "using glue to hand lay" thread. Check it out.
  4. TR-Flyer

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    Personnally i like silk ties best. Something in a dark blue with little C&IM logos all over it would be nice, not too wide, maybe 1 to 1 1/2-inches. Left hand knot, and NEVER, EVER, stick anything like a pin into a silk tie. Clasps or chains only.

    Hope that helps.

    Ted
  5. jon-monon

    jon-monon Active Member

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    Gotta try latex! :D :D :D
  6. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    FLEX ties??:D :D
  7. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    I've just given the track a light spray on testors Model Master light earth, it gives the black ties a slight brown tint and gives the track itself a little bit of a rust color on the sides.
  8. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    I spray the rail Polly Scale Rust and then spray straight down with Grimmy Black and then go over the ties with a dry brush of medium gray cheap hobby acrylics. This is on Peco Cd 55 N Scale. on HO Campbell ties I used India ink and alcohol at different lenght of time soaks, after that I added in some of the same ties only Campbells black pre stained.
    Possibly Red and Black with a curl at the end Dillbert ????? LOL

    :) :thumb: