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Basics of Realistic Freight Car Weathering – Gateway NMRA Meeting June 16, 2014

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in O’Fallon, Illinois. As a continuation of the Gateway NMRA painting and weathering clinic series, Master Model Railroader and consistent model contest awa...
Painting and Weathering Freight Cars with an Airbrush – Gateway NMRA Meeting May 19, 2014

Painting and Weathering Freight Cars with an Airbrush – Gateway NMRA Meeting May 19, 2014

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church in West St. Louis County. This extended-length clinic will first review the basic steps to paint with an airbrush. Then participants will have an opportunity to paint ...
Basics of Painting with an Airbrush – Gateway NMRA Meeting April 21, 2014

Basics of Painting with an Airbrush – Gateway NMRA Meeting April 21, 2014

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in O’Fallon, Illinois. The clinic will be cover the basics of painting with an airbrush. We will begin with a video in which an expert covers all the steps...
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Easy Model Railroad Backdrop Painting – Gateway NMRA Meeting February 17, 2014

The next monthly meeting of the Gateway Division will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall in O’Fallon, Illinois. The clinic will be a step-by-step video, "Easy Backdrop Painting," which covers the painting of sky color, mountains, valleys, an...
Finishing Model Automobiles With Sharpies

Tricks for Tracks – Finishing Model Automobiles

When finishing a model automobile, Sharpies provide a translucent semi-gloss finish which nicely mimics the enamel paint used on prototype vehicles. When applied to paper used for awnings on buildings, Sharpies provide a flat water resistant color....

Tricks for Tracks – Painting Wheels

An easy way to paint wheels is to use the Floquil markers. Hold the wheel and twist the marker around the wheel. Hold the marker at a slight angle to avoid painting the axle points....

Sealing the Bottle

One of the most frustrating moments in model railroading is when you open an “almost” new bottle of paint and discover it is no longer usable. Happily, there is a simple, effective, and inexpensive way to save some dough and a lot of frustration....
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More Cheap Tricks – Pressure Cooker

The one thing which deters from the realism of any model railroad is shiny surfaces. The easiest way to remove that shine is to overspray the structure or rolling stock with Dullcote. I have had people tell me they don't like to use the small cans because it comes out in an uneven spr...

More Cheap Tricks – Removing Overspray from Glue Joints

Low Cost Tips to Improve Your Railroad Modeling Ever notice that solvent based styrene glues will remove paint? Why not turn this undesirable condition into an easy paint removal method! Many of us paint our structures using various spraying methods. The results are very gratifying bu...