Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sleeper Painting: Experiment Number 2

Okay that didn't take long. Here we have a rough experiment of painting a metal sleeper. This again follows the same approach I use on the metal parts of the wooden bodied wagons and I've shown some rust where the rails meet the sleepers. I've also included a photo of both approaches for a comparison.

Any thoughts?


  1. Anything is better than Peco crazytrack!

    1. Good point. I might well stick with the plain sleeper grime as it will be so much easier to paint than dry brushing multiple layers on each sleeper and it will still look better than the PECO stuff.

  2. It's up to you of course but I don't think one looks better than the other. When the track is ballasted it will be hard to tell.

  3. Having looked at the enlarged versions I'm going with the one on the right: the rails look more in use.