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.