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    Well, I picked up this $5 Bachmann boxcar and a package of Bragdon powders (3 shades of rust + 1 bag of soot) at the LHS and decided to take a stab... I removed the wheels and went at it, generally brushing some rust here and there, and a line of soot down the roof-walk and so on. Took 5, maybe 10 minutes. The lighting is bad on the photo (sorry!) but the car turned out pretty good, actually.

    I wanted to try the trick of putting white pastel along the bottom of the letters and dragging it down with a stiff brush, but that didn't work so good.

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    OK, YOUR TURN! SHARE SOMETHING YOU'VE WEATHERED. IF YOU HAVEN'T YET... WEATHER SOMETHING!
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    Here's my first and only attempt so far..



    Weathered Box-1.jpg Weathered Box-5.jpg Weathered Box-3.jpg

    I had just got my box of Bragdon powders and HAD to weather something.. LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazzbass01 View Post
    Here's my first and only attempt so far..



    Weathered Box-1.jpg Weathered Box-5.jpg Weathered Box-3.jpg

    I had just got my box of Bragdon powders and HAD to weather something.. LOL!
    Hey! That looks pretty good!

    OK, who's next??
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    Here are some of mine. I am still new to railroad car weathering in this scale, my scale model background seems to make my weathering a little heavy handed (railcars don't look like battle-weary tanks).

    ex-Rock Island faded and rusting



    MKT GP40 utterly weatherbeaten (a bit too much for my liking, but what's done is done)



    Before and after


    Boxcars:





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    TD, as you found out Bragdon powders don't work for everything. I was having trouble today also weathering my new grain elevator. For the white streak under the lettering use regular white chalk for chalk boards. You might try using a Q-tip for an applicator, it worked for me. The bad news is, Dullcoat will make it disappear. If this is too frustrating try using acrylic white watered way down, and that will stay on your car when you handle it.

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    Thanks, Michael. I should have been clearer. I was using (or trying to) an oil pastel crayon to do the white streaking, not the Bragdon powders.
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    Default Micro-trains ARR 8019, LV 7051

    Here are a couple of Micro-train N scale cars I've been working on. Neither one is based on a particular prototype.










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    Great job of weathering the cars but the weathering on the building looks terrific to me. Is it a backdrop picture or a backdrop 3D building you weathered?
    I've got nothing weathered yet and I'm not sure I'll do it any of my rolling stock.
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    Thanks, Ron.

    That's a backdrop I found that at the NMRA site a few years ago, though I can't seem to now. Maybe they took it down.

    I had the same impression when I saw it for the first time!

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    Gen,

    Fantasitc job! I had to look at those cars twice and then three times. Very nicely done!

    Maybe you could add a tutorial on your methods. I certainly would like to learn how to do what you've done there.

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    Not my best job weathering. I did this a few years ago. I wanted to show an attempt at metal stress. This is MW 1589...a 52'6" Evans gondola that started out as an ATW although I can't remember the road number.

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    Wow!! Ditto On the tutorial, please! And nice to see the before/after matchup, too. Helps to see just how much you have done. Those look positively weather beaten - that is to say, fantastic!!!!
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    Eric,

    Nice job! I really like the way you beat up that gon. Makes it look like it has been highly used on the railroad.

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    Hi All,

    Here are a couple of my flats.
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    I particularly like the deck on the second one, Tom. Nice job there.

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    I'm with you on that Gen. Looks like that flat has been around for a while and seen alot.

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    Went back and added a couple more layers of weathering to a few of my boxcars.



    In the front are two newer Athearn boxcars for CN and Railbox. In the back are two older Roundhouse boxcars for Soo Line and Wisconsin Central. The sides have varying layers of Weathering System powders and Dullcote. As for the roofs, the roof CN car was done just using powders & Dullcote, the roofs of the other three got Floquil Rust paint, diluted down with what I call "dirt juice".

    Dirt juice is what I get when I fill a small plastic container with a small amount of thinner and use it to clean my brushes off while I'm weathering, so it's a mix of (mostly) thinner and Floquil Black & Rust paints, and occasionally Floquil Grimy Black.

    For the rusty roofs I simply dipped my brush into the pure Rust paint, and then dipped that into my dirt juice container, the thinner makes the paint flow better along the roof seams, and the brownish-black color of the dirt juice darkens the straight Rust color up a bit.

    Here's a closer look at the Railbox car, sorry for the somewhat poor focus, I have an older digital camera that doesn't do close up shots as well as I'd like.





    I also did an IM SD40T-2, here's the before photo.



    And after:



    Again, I used mostly powders and Dullcote, I just need to get some black soot powder for the roof. Couplers got pretty much straight Rust paint, the front plow and the fuel tanks got a mix of rust and "dirt juice", basically starting from the top of the tank and letting it flow down so it looks more natural.


    Figured I'd throw in a photo of my brush cleaning dirt juice. This is what I use just to quickly clean my brush while I'm weathering when I switch colors, when I'm all done I just clean the brush off in a bit of clean paint thinner, then add that to the dirt juice container for use next time.

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    Wow thanks for the pictures who cares about the focus the camera still shows the effect off pretty darn good if you ask me. I also liked how you went an explained your Dirt Juice Smart idea and it really cuts down on wasted product Iím only using acrylics now but I will keep it in mind for future reference. One of these days I need to start to add some contributions to this site instead of only commenting. I really appreciate all the members knowledge and I really love it when people let me in on their little craft secrets.
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    This one is my baby. The first really good weathering job I did on a freight car. I worked from a prototype pic. It's all bragdon powders and some clear coat which I've forgotten (this was about two years ago? old layout i know that much)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69Z28 View Post
    Great job of weathering the cars but the weathering on the building looks terrific to me. Is it a backdrop picture or a backdrop 3D building you weathered?
    I've got nothing weathered yet and I'm not sure I'll do it any of my rolling stock.
    See ya
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