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I haven't. I didn't know they did rust colours in felt tipped pens.
Mind you it would be quicker.
 

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Sorry John, like the look of Tillig track and use International Models on a regular basis, but as I'm modelling 4mm OO gauge, HO track is a non starter for me.
Still, maybe one day Peco.................

 

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QUOTE (Gwent rail @ 27 Jul 2006, 09:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sorry John, like the look of Tillig track and use International Models on a regular basis, but as I'm modelling 4mm OO gauge, HO track is a non starter for me.
Still, maybe one day Peco.................


What track are you using or considering?
 

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QUOTE Just buy Tillig, which comes pre-weathered and save yourself the time :-

International Models - Tillig Elite Track
Hi John
Tiling track..... Rail fixing is very un British prototypical . Britain uses Pandrol spring rail fixing on main line track often found on both Wooden and Concrete sleeper versions and some still have metal keys holding the rail into the chair, not some sort of plate either side of the rail. Also, I've never seen green concrete sleepers either! (May be just a photo error perhaps?)


Now back the the threads original question....
QUOTE Has anyone heard of using Staedtler markers to weather rail?

Does it work or is good old rust coloued paint and a small brush still the best option?
 

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In answer to the question posed by oakydoke, I'm using Peco code 100, ballasted by the usual method (but with N gauge ballast) and weathering with rust coloured paint applied with a small brush.
Not accurate to scale I know, but gives a good overall impression for my scenic layout. I will change one day, when someone points out an easier, more realistic and cheaper (in that order) system.
Until then, I'm enjoying myself anyway, so who gives a damn?
 

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Glad to hear your doing what you want and enjoying it.


Was your earlier comment meant tongue-in-cheek?
QUOTE (Gwent rail @ 27 Jul 2006, 09:40) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sorry John, like the look of Tillig track and use International Models on a regular basis, but as I'm modelling 4mm OO gauge, HO track is a non starter for me.If not, note that Peco Code 100 is also HO track, as is all 4mm OO track (16.5mm).

QUOTE Tiling track..... Rail fixing is very un British prototypical . Britain uses Pandrol spring rail fixing on main line track often found on both Wooden and Concrete sleeper versions and some still have metal keys holding the rail into the chair, not some sort of plate either side of the rail. Also, I've never seen green concrete sleepers either! (May be just a photo error perhaps?) True, but you have to look hard from normal viewing distances. Peco track uses chairs, not found on the real mainline anymore.
In every other respect, Tillig is the best RTR HO/OO 16.5mm track available other than from specialist suppliers like Exactoscale and SMP; ... and with points!.

Green concrete? I wondered about that, but I assure you, it's only the photo. Better than Peco's lame concrete sleepered variety.

 

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Well it is true but wrong to refer to Peco track as "OO" scale when it is as you point out "HO" scale. It's a bone I pickup on occaision in that now with the excellent models from both Bachmann and Hornby that they still insist on building under gauge models. Either go to the correct guage or start making 3.5mm scale models. I've used Peco in code 100 and 75, Shinohara in code 83 and 70 and handlaid using Micro Engineering weathered rail in code 70 with hand built Number 8 and number 10 points. Tillig track is excellent. While I haven't used it as yet a mate has used it on his 'On30' layout to great effect.

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QUOTE (Oakydoke @ 28 Jul 2006, 09:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Glad to hear your doing what you want and enjoying it.


Was your earlier comment meant tongue-in-cheek?
If not, note that Peco Code 100 is also HO track, as is all 4mm OO track (16.5mm).
True, but you have to look hard from normal viewing distances. Peco track uses chairs, not found on the real mainline anymore.
In every other respect, Tillig is the best RTR HO/OO 16.5mm track available other than from specialist suppliers like Exactoscale and SMP; ... and with points!.

Green concrete? I wondered about that, but I assure you, it's only the photo. Better than Peco's lame concrete sleepered variety.

 

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In reply to Oakydoke, yes my comment was meant to be a sarcastic dig at the total anomaly that is Peco Streamline. Just because the gauge is wrong, I don't see why the sleeper width and the sleeper spacing need to be a cock up as well. Surely after so many years, Peco could have amended these, as the "new" version would still be "plug in compatible" with the current design.
Peco portray themselves as forward thinking, but are still stuck in the 20th century (early part) on some things.
To say something nice about them - they are responsible for the continuing survival of a number of accessory manufacturers and there is a nice view from their headquarters.
 

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QUOTE (Gwent rail @ 28 Jul 2006, 09:19) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>...yes my comment was meant to be a sarcastic dig at the total anomaly that is Peco Streamline. Just because the gauge is wrong, I don't see why the sleeper width and the sleeper spacing need to be a cock up as well. Surely after so many years, Peco could have amended these, as the "new" version would still be "plug in compatible" with the current design.
Absolutely agree with you there!

 

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QUOTE Just because the gauge is wrong, I don't see why the sleeper width and the sleeper spacing need to be a cock up as well.

Well,the trouble is,-if you have 4mm scale sleeper width and spacing and track gauged to 3.5mm scale,-it just highlightes how narrow gauge '00' really is......
 

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QUOTE (DS239 @ 30 Jul 2006, 01:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well,the trouble is,-if you have 4mm scale sleeper width and spacing and track gauged to 3.5mm scale,-it just highlightes how narrow gauge '00' really is......


Good point, but maybe, just maybe PECO sell more streamline "over the water !

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QUOTE Good point, but maybe, just maybe PECO sell more streamline "over the water !

No maybe about it!!!.....


Why do you think all their 16.5mm standard gauge track is 'H0'??,and, of course, it's no coincidence that their newest range is code 83....
 

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Well here in Oz they sell plenty of Code 100 and set track . Why because it's robust and pretty well idiot proof so newbies can handle it pretty well. Here in NSW many guys used code 83 or 70 depending on what period they model. Unlike the UK flat bottom rail laid US style was the norm from the outset and of course we model in HO scale including our steamers. In the US Peco has pretty good following though not so much for the code 100 , more for "N" scale . US modellers generally use code 83 as it's pretty much the "Standard" and with Peco coming in with their own code 83 it's given them a new following. For all it's tiny errors Peco Streamline is a good product that works well, is easily obtainable and is well supported with back up products, point motors etc.

Ozzie21

QUOTE (dbclass50 @ 30 Jul 2006, 17:43) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Good point, but maybe, just maybe PECO sell more streamline "over the water !

best regards
Brian
 
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