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Date: 08/11/19 15:48
painting caboose hand rails/grabs - suggestions?
Author: tomd

Just about finished the Kasgro, KRL 079 caboose.  

Need suggestion on holding the grab iron & hand rails.

I did the artwork for the custom decals and Bill at PDC.ca printed them for me.

 

Tom Daspit
Morgan Hill, CA
Tom's Trains




Date: 08/11/19 16:46
Re: painting caboose hand rails/grabs - suggestions?
Author: boejoe

I used to press my separate hand rails into a piece of balsa wood to act as an anchor.  I would then prime and paint twice by hand to get desired results.
Will look good behind a Schnable or even a heavy duty depressed center flat car.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 08/11/19 16:51 by boejoe.



Date: 08/11/19 17:13
Re: painting caboose hand rails/grabs - suggestions?
Author: tomd

That is the plan to have it behind large flat cars and schabel cars.  I have multpile of both.  

I have also painted wthat wil be KRL 075 a couple cab, and four more private owner cabooses to paint and decal. One of those will be the GEGX cab that will accompany the GE gas turbine depressed flat.

 

Tom Daspit
Morgan Hill, CA
Tom's Trains




Date: 08/11/19 17:30
Re: painting caboose hand rails/grabs - suggestions?
Author: BNModeler

I love your website!  I install thehandrails and then slip a scrap of paper under the handrail, over the body and using a fine paint bruch, paint them. try it!
This only works if they are seperate pieces.



Date: 08/11/19 19:33
Re: painting caboose hand rails/grabs - suggestions?
Author: grahamline

Sometimes a fine tip micro-brush, the plastic sticks with the foam tip, works better for this, Less paint on the brush and no long ends or stray bristles to stick out.



Date: 08/11/19 22:08
Re: painting caboose hand rails/grabs - suggestions?
Author: E25

I second.  Great Website!

Greg Stadter
Phoenix, AZ



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