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I don't know if this is a topic we have discussed before however it seems like a good idea to bring any thoughts, hints and tips on the subject together in one thread.

Several thin coats are much better than one or two thick coats and a priming coat is always a good idea no matter which material is being painted.

It is a good idea to obtain a large card box and create a spray room within it with a turntable upon which you can place the subject. This keeps the paint within a contained area and being able to turn the model rather than you having to work your way around a static model makes airbrushing more manageable.

Why don't a few of you give it a go on an old loco body that is a bit tired?

You may be able to create that loco that you have always wanted but which the manufacturers always seem to overlook!

And of course airbrushing works well for scenic backdrops, buildings and other model railway subjects. You can practice on a cheap Dapol kit before progressing to something more expensive.

Happy modelling
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Because the HST's are 30 years old, I've bought the "Model Rail", and it gives lots of information about model railway's; how to change things on trains, and how to use a aurbrush.

At --> model rail --> video clips, I've find some little movies, one of it is 'how to use an airbrush'. It should be handy.

In the October edition of 'Model rail' is Alan Banks working on a Hornby Class 56 from FastLine. He repaints the whole body, including the white/yellow strippes on each side of the loco. He shows every step (this project has got 16 steps), including a picture of every step.
The model now looks amazing!! He must be proud on it!

Should be a airbrush useful to paint your tracks? Because I'll need to paint more than 50 peaces of track.


I'll hope you understand my text.
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QUOTE (pedromorgan @ 14 Oct 2006, 15:10) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sorry Ryan i didnt see your question. yes an airbrush is ideal. lay the track first and do the whole lot in 1 go. it dosent take long. you can do a whole layout in an hour or 2


It's okay!
Thank you!
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