I wanted to ask this question seperate from my thread on ballasting techniques to hopefully spark some good discussion/opinion on your favorite color combination when you color the ties and rails. So here goes...What's your favorite color and why? And what technique do you like to use to apply that color? I've been reading up in several books of various color combinations and the techniques to apply them, and in the books, they always turn out perfectly. Now I know that there's always more work and re-work that didn't make it into those perfect picture books...so I'm asking you...with your experience...what worked and what didn't.