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    Just because your layout scene is complete, doesn’t mean you can’t go back at a later date and add additional details. In this video, Erik Bergstrom takes you through the creative process of adding additional detailing to a popular Turtle Creek Central Project Railroad. See how adding decals and weathering using pastel chalks can be… Read more »

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  • MRA 011304f_U0710U_c
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    Weathering is an important component on a model railroad layout and is a major part of making your scenery as realistic as possible. Master modeler Allen Keller is known for his skills of weathering the elements of his layouts, and has done numerous kinds of weathering techniques over the years. There is one method of… Read more »

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  • MRA 011131f_U0574u_c
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    Weathering the components on a model railroad layout is one of the most important aspects for making your scenery as realistic as possible. All railroads, no matter how old or well constructed, will experience aging and wear and tear, especially the trackage. Rust, warping and dirt happen to real railroad tracks, so naturally they should… Read more »

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    Ask any experienced model railroader their opinion on weathering the components of a layout, and we guarantee they’ll tell you it’s a necessity. You can’t achieve the most realistic scenes possible unless you make them appear to be lived and operated on, which requires weathering. On David Barrow’s HO scale layout of Cat Mountain &… Read more »

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  • Weathering Structures with Water Colors
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    When you look at some of the best model railroads built by experts, you’ll notice that they don’t usually feature buildings with clean white walls and elements fresh from their boxes. There is almost always some form of weathering, especially for scenes set in rural scenes or in past decades. That’s because weathering components of… Read more »

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  • MRA 010510f_U0153U_c
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    In most cases, when it comes to creating buildings for your model railroad scenes, the more weathered the scenery the more realistic it will appear. That’s because very few railroad towns feature polished train stations with freshly painted exteriors, but rather chipped siding and distressed coats. There are a variety of model railroad weathering techniques… Read more »

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  • Weathering Model Railroad Cars with Artist Oil Paints
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    Weathering the cars and structures on your model railroad can be a great way to quickly and easily add realism to any layout. Real railroads, after all, don’t look fresh from the box, so neither should your models. You can give your scene components an aged and weathered appearance in a number of different ways…. Read more »

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  • 010473f_U0116U_c-Techniques for Your Layout-Tricks for Weathering Your Rolling Stock
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    For most things, sharp and new and freshly painted is a great thing. On a model railroad, you want the exact opposite. To make your model as realistic as possible, you want your trains to look used, dirty and weathered. After all, trains are meant to be beat up as they conquer the tough terrain… Read more »

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    As Bob Hayden puts it, you can spend as much time and energy as you want trying to wear down and finetune the components on your model railroad, but more often than not, it’s paint that’s going to give you that aged and worn out appearance you’re after. Experienced modelers like to utilize different kinds… Read more »

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