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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #135 on: November 28, 2018, 01:33:08 PM »
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You guys are talking about DGLE?


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Take some black paint and paint two engines the exact same color and tell a Pennsy guy that one of them is DGLE, and he will INSIST that one of them is DGLE.

Honestly, I don't think matching will be a problem if you weather. I'm not talking  :tommann: style weathering, I'm talking one-wash-of-craft-acrylic paint weathering. It'll be fine.
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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #136 on: November 30, 2018, 02:01:52 PM »
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I'm stubbornly with Peteski on solvent based paints.  I'd be going with Scalecoat for PRR colors.  For PRR and NYC colors, they are really hard to beat.

(Honestly, chicken45 is totally right.  Especially for a small area like that grille, almost any "sort of black" color will be good enough that nobody notices)

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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #137 on: November 30, 2018, 03:28:17 PM »
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I'm also with Peter @peteski , although I'm not CRAZY about the odor! :D  Scalecoat II for me because of the way it airbrushes, the ease with which I can clean my brushes and the fidelity of U.P. colors.

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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #138 on: December 03, 2018, 12:31:05 PM »
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I'm stubbornly with Peteski on solvent based paints.  I'd be going with Scalecoat for PRR colors.  For PRR and NYC colors, they are really hard to beat.

(Honestly, chicken45 is totally right.  Especially for a small area like that grille, almost any "sort of black" color will be good enough that nobody notices)

For realz. I'm with both yinz on solvent based paints. I've been trying to get smooth coats for years and suddenly, one day, I shoot Scalecoat II DGLE on something and all my problems went away. It was as effortless as it could be.

Do I want to use solvent based paints for painting passenger cars and loco shells where things have flat smooth sides (like tenders)? Yes.
Do I want to weather with them? Most of the time, no. I can't hit them with a blow dryer and apply the next color or technique.


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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #139 on: December 03, 2018, 02:16:15 PM »
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Do I want to weather with them? Most of the time, no. I can't hit them with a blow dryer and apply the next color or technique.

Patience my boy, patience.  :D
Seriously, there is room for both types of paints.  I do have a dozen or so of water-based acrylics in my paint arsenal. They are good for weathering.  You use the stinky paint for the smooth finish, then let it dry for a while (or use a cheap dehydrator to speed things up like I do) and use water-based acrylics for weathering. They will not attack the stinky paint, even if it is not fully dry.
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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #140 on: December 03, 2018, 04:40:21 PM »
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Patience my boy, patience.  :D
Seriously, there is room for both types of paints.  I do have a dozen or so of water-based acrylics in my paint arsenal. They are good for weathering.  You use the stinky paint for the smooth finish, then let it dry for a while (or use a cheap dehydrator to speed things up like I do) and use water-based acrylics for weathering. They will not attack the stinky paint, even if it is not fully dry.

Yeah, but my fingers and brushes will!


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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #141 on: December 04, 2018, 05:58:37 PM »
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My T1 arrived in the UK today and ran SUPERBLY straight out of the box! Why don't BLI diesels do the same???

Now I just need to sell my Key brass 5545!
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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #142 on: December 07, 2018, 05:04:19 PM »
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I lost the original thread where somebody mentioned the PRR T1 "Triplex".....
…..I thought rather than just jumping on the faux-pas I would contribute the below...
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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #143 on: December 09, 2018, 09:29:58 AM »
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Got mine in the mail yesterday morning.  Swapped out the front 1015 with a true scale coupler and got it weathered a bit.  So far this one runs like a swiss watch, hopefully it continues to do so.

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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #144 on: December 09, 2018, 11:46:12 AM »
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Nate, what a beautiful and subtle weathering job! It's hard to tell the loco is N scale.
Would you mind sharing your technique?
Good photos, too...
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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #145 on: December 09, 2018, 04:59:27 PM »
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Nate, what a beautiful and subtle weathering job! It's hard to tell the loco is N scale.
Would you mind sharing your technique?
Good photos, too...
Otto K.

No chalk - just airbrush.  SP dark grey (acrylic).  Very thinned down so not much color goes on with each pass.  It actually looks a bit darker in person, but the lighting washed out the weathering just a bit.
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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #146 on: December 09, 2018, 07:11:40 PM »
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Still, stunning :o

Nice work.
I'm mildly jealous of the SPF's here...
But a proof that good looking, well running steam is possible in N scale.
Wish Broadway would broaden their horizons and look to the west as well.
They have some nice western steam in HO...
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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #147 on: December 09, 2018, 10:57:18 PM »
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I took a few more photos today; I need to invest in helicon focus.....  :)

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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #148 on: December 09, 2018, 11:01:46 PM »
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One of the videos I took this afternoon after I weathered it; this is on my home layout, so it's not really PRR country (Milwaukee Road - 1952):

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Re: Broadway Limited T1
« Reply #149 on: December 09, 2018, 11:04:27 PM »
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