Trucklover's Weathered Freight Trains

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  1. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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  6. viperman

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    Nice train there Josh! You have some nice equipment for sure!
  7. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks:) :D :)

    Most of my stuff comes my LHS (Arnies Trains) and from e-bay.
  8. viperman

    viperman Active Member

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    Ever think of getting any specialty cars? Kinda like the MR65th boxcar I have?
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    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    idk, if I did, they would most likely sit on a shelf in a display case and not run on the layout. I would like a few Gauge boxcars and hoppers though. I would be willing to put those on the layout, they look awsome:thumb: :D :thumb:
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    viperman Active Member

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    I'd like a Gauge 40' boxcar myself
  11. hobokid

    hobokid thebull

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    lookin great!:) what type of technique do you use? ive only just begun my weathering stage, and i had a bottle of rust-all, but it was 6 bucks for a little bottle:( so instead i spent 79cents on a big bottle of isyprol alcahol and a dollar on some rust colored acrylic. the rusults were excellent ill post some pics once i get the camera workin again:)
  12. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    I use rubbing alcohol mixed with india ink at the moment and all the cars pictured above have been weatherd using that method. I learned it from Deano's (UP SD40-2) easy weathering tutorial:D :D :D :D
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    jealous

    i want mine to look like that too! ;o)
    how do you do it? what do you use?
    do you sell them?
  14. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    LOL, thanks cmhockman78.

    For weathering I use India Ink (found at pretty much any craft store) mixed with rubbing alcohol. If you want the stuff to last for every and have a life time supply of the mixture, use the hole pint of rubbing alcohol and mix it with about 2 table spoons of india ink.

    First you have to wipe the entire car down with rubbing alcohol to remove any oils from your hand that might be present. Then you need some kind of grey primer. Spray the entire car in a light mist making sure not to "over-do" it and spary a little heavyer on the lower half of the car. Then take the car and use a paint brush and start with 1 side. Wipe the solution so that it covers that entire side. Then take a paper towel and wipe in DOWN strokes. For the ends, you can wipe them if you like but the ends of freight cars are usally the dirtyist.

    Here is the link to the tutorial that I just summed up that I learned from:
    First Page: http://www.the-gauge.com/showpost.php?p=207555&postcount=341
    Second Page:http://www.the-gauge.com/showpost.php?p=207559&postcount=342

    Deano says it better than me and also includes pictures.

    As for selling them, I will eventually start selling them combining this method with 2 other methods which are chalk weathering and dry brushing. I see them sell on e-bay for some good money.
  15. cmhockman78

    cmhockman78 New Member

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    thanks for the quick response
    and in response to that...
    i'm going shopping ;o)
    i bought my first model rr set like a week ago
    and since then i made 4 trips to the hobby shop, mostly for more track
    seems like this is going to be a dent in the bank account

    i have bachmann easy track, do you think the weathering trick will work for that?
    i think i'm going to try, i'll post pics when i'm done
  16. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    You could try that for the track and rails but idk if it will work. I have used the india ink method for weathering my buildings and trucks too.

    Here is a link to a thread I had a while back about weathering the rails, you might fnd it helpful.

    http://www.the-gauge.com/showthread.php?t=21292
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    Great work and great pics Josh. No wonder you are "TruckLover" Keep posting those pics. Everone else should post more pictures. Great to look at and gives others many new ideas!
  18. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    Thanks Colin for the nice compliments. More pics coming soon:thumb: :thumb:
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    Good looking layout,very nice job on all your stock,hope to get to look at more great pics. atticn
  20. MilesWestern

    MilesWestern Active Member

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    Why don't you boost your weathering beyond simple, dull washes? You NEED to start weathering your cars realistically.

    Go here to see what I mean: Welcome to Model Trains Weathered

    You obviously have competent modeling skill, as I've watched your incredible layout grow over the years, heck I even designed a trackplan for ya!

    So return the favor, and join this forum. Post your best work and have them critique, it'll be harsh at first, but if you take their advice you'll become 200% better than you are now. :)