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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