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  • Very nice, Tom.
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    • Great kit. Nice work Tom!

      Philip
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      • Tom,
        Nice track work. Do you like the foam better than cork?

        Scott

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        • Station looks great!

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          • Thanks folks

            Originally posted by CNE1899 View Post
            Tom,
            Nice track work. Do you like the foam better than cork?

            Scott
            Around here I don't have much choice as the cork is as rare as hen's teeth. As a matter of fact I have not seen any in my hobby shops visits over the last six months.

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            • Started gluing down the roadbed. Working on the inside track first.







              Need to run to the hardware store and grab some Liquid Nails or something similar for attaching the track.

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              • Tom,

                Looks like a weighty subject. Doing a lot of heavy lifting lately. I was going to add that you must be under a lot of pressure, but I think it's the track.

                Scott

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                • Using Liquid Nails and a putty knife to spread out the Liquid Nails I attached the inside track.





                  Next I moved on to gluing down the roadbed for the outside track.





                  Then attaching the outside track. In progress photos.





                  Finished attached track.





                  Ran some test trains and time to move to next step.

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                  • Tom,

                    I enjoy watching your progress. Your trackwork is looking good.

                    Mike
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                    • Lookin good!
                      Philip

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                      • Tom,

                        Nice and straight track! Looks good!

                        Scott

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                        • The next step is weathering the track.

                          For this I am trying something new. I am using Woodland Scenics Tidy Track Painter Pen. For the side of the rails I am using Rusty Rail and for the ties Weathered Tie.

                          First section I tried with both the rail and ties weathered.



                          Next is a section where just the rails are done alongside an untouched section.



                          Here is a section with both the rails and ties done against an undone section



                          Lastly an overhead shot showing the weathered track on top and unweathered below.


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                          • Hello Tom. I've not heard of those paint pens before. Certainly have made a difference to the track.
                            So are they actually paint, or some sort of texter? Maybe similar to furniture touch up texters.
                            So how did you find they worked., and can they be painted over, to vary the look ?
                            Regards Rob

                            Despite the cost of living, it's still popular

                            My current build.

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                            • Rob, They are a paint from best I can tell. They are similar to some paint pens my wife bought that I have used to color handrails on a locomotive and paint street lines. One thing the track and ties beat the daylights out of the points. I destroyed the one I used for the ties and need to replace it. Woodland Scenics does give an extra in the package but does not sell replacements. I did find them on Amazon for $8.00 for a pack of 10.

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                              • Those pens are definitely something to consider the next time I have track weathering to do. Thank you for the photos.

                                Mike

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