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There is a special brush used on 1:1 scale railways for painting the white line (which, by the way is usually whitewash rather than paint). At one end of the brush a strip of wood is fixed to the end of the wood block holding the bristles and is a couple of inches longer than the bristles. This is used to guide the brush along the edge of the platform.
A small strip of plasticard or similar taped to the side of a paint brush should act in the same way for model work, I would have thought.
Has anyone ever tried 'Tippex' or similar correcting fluids? This dries to give a nice white matt surface looking rather like whitewash.
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Thinking about it, the colour and texture of the white line will depend on period. The white line used to be whitewash, but in recent times (anyone tell us when?) they seem to have gone over to other methods, including the thermoplastic stuff similar to road markings. Presumeably more expensive to apply but longer lasting?
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