Create a Book
Enter your search terms
Submit search form
Try it FREE or V.I.P.
It's Quick and Easy!
Forgot your password?
is the internet's
online source for free ebook downloads, resources and authors
All Aboard! A Comprehensive Introduction To Model Trains
This is an HTML version of the ebook and may not be properly formatted. Please view the PDF version for the original work.
Click to bookmark this page.
Click to increase font size.
Click to decrease font size.
Click to translate.
Leave a comment.
Add to Library
Add to Library
READ THIS BOOK AS
PDF Format is ideal for: PC's & Macs, iPhone, and Printing
The Text (TXT) format is the simplest format and can be read in any word processor. Plus it is printable.
The ePub format is ideal for the Sony Reader, Barnes & Noble Nook, BeBook, Bookeen, COOL-ER, Hanlin eReader, Hanvon and many other ebook readers
Chapter 2: Weathering
While having a model train display set up that looks perfect in every
way may be an impressive sight, it isn't all that realistic. In real life
most trains don't appear as if they're brand new, they're weathered
and worn from years of use and braving the elements. This also
applies to your scenery as well. Perfectly chiseled mountains,
buildings that look as if they were build yesterday, and cars that
look as if they've just rolled off of the assembly line can create an
almost surreal look and feel.
Weathering is the art of taking your model trains, and the entire
display in many cases, and making them look more natural and
realistic. This may sound like a simple task but it does take a bit of
practice and know-how to accomplish. Trying to weather your train
display while having no clue what you're doing can be disastrous.
When it comes to weathering the number one rule is to have
patience. As you're weathering your model trains and other parts of
the display they're going to look really ugly until the process is
complete. This can cause frustration in beginners who may assume
that they've just ruined their model.
Don't get frustrated and give up in the middle of the weathering
process or you will be left with an ugly mess. Just remember, the
finished product will look fine if you know what you're doing and
stick with it. Weathering is one of those tasks that you can't afford
to do only halfway.
Different Techniques for Different Materials
Another thing to keep in mind is that when weathering model trains
and box cars the nature of the model itself will have an effect on
the weathering process and the techniques you use. For example, if
For More Information Visit