Repainting your Model Trains

When you are creating your layout you may be basing it on a real train line and/or a particular era. If you are doing this you may find times when you want a particular model of train for your layout but its not currently available. In cases like this, what you can do is to take an existing train and repaint it to fit the layout. This is especially useful if you can find the model of train and carriages that you want, but they are not the livery that you require for your layout.

This can be quite a daunting task and for your first attempt you should always have a trial run on an old model so you can test your colors and masking.

In this video EverardJunction shows how he goes about repainting his models so that the fit the livery for the era of his layout.

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Dan Morgan

Dan Morgan fell in love with model trains at the age of six when he visited an NMRA Convention in Seattle with his father. Forty two years later, his passion remains just as strong. After achieving a successful career in architecture, Dan’s particular interest is within layouts and buildings. With a wealth of knowledge on the subject, Dan loves nothing more than sharing this with others and is delighted in the forum of members who are brought together over the hobby they have in common. Dan lives with his wife Helen in Washington. As a professional painter, Helen has learnt through Dan about Model Trains and they now enjoy working on projects together. The only member of the family who isn’t allowed to join in is their over-enthusiastic Labrador called William who has been strictly banned from the workshop! You can find Dan on Google here!


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