Saturday, December 24, 2016

Paint on the bridge track

Merry Christmas from The Little Rock Line!




With the truss bridge complete, I turned my sights to the bridge track.  After getting the rails and guard rails installed it was time to paint them.  I started out spraying them with some Rustoleum satin London Grey as a base coat.  




Once it was dry I decided to try out some Pan Pastels.  I started out with a black that I brushed down the middle and followed that with a Dark Brown on the outside of the rails and ties.





Was very pleased with how they turned out.  I might go back and touch them up with a couple of different shades of brown for a bit of variation to the colors of the ties and planks.  Then I'll spray a sealer coat on them.

I also received some HO scale Micro Engineering Bridge Shoes the other day to use on the CV bridge.  I read on a forum where someone tried them out and was happy with the size.  They had tried the N scale versions and said the same thing I did, that they were too small. 




Next I'm working on a color for the CV bridge.  Been doing a little snooping and found some nice bridge pictures that have an overall rust or oxidized color similar to this.



Like Steven mentioned to me, I also like the sections that are painted with grey.







4 comments:

  1. Allen looking good. To state the bleedon obvious I reccon that the grey is a repair that has been painted over to prevent rusting. Nice idea to try.
    Rod.

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    1. Thanks! I would have to agree with you Rod. If not a repair, then some preventative maintenance? Either way I think I'll try to copy it.
      It'll add to the flavor of the age.

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  2. Looks awesome Allen! Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Steven.
      Glad you pointed out the Grey areas on the bridge, I think I'm going to try and replicate them.
      Merry Christmas as well,

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