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Painting the G scale Engine House

August 1, 2009

Now that almost everything is attached and glued together, it’s time to seal it with a layer of primer and begin the final process of painting and adding door hardware. The process was pretty straighforward and can be done a number of ways. We choose the most professional way, using a compressed air sprayer with lightly thinned Benjamin Moore outdoor flat house paint. Next we went in and painted the roof with brushes and the white trim with smaller brushes.

Primed and ready for paint

About 3 coats of primer had the wood sufficently sealed to be left outside on the garden railroad.

Spanish Red

2 coats of Spanish red had the engine house looking really nice.

brown roof

The Roof was painted carefully with flat brushes in a nice dark brown.

with Bachmann 2-4-2 sitting inside the engine house

White trim adds a touch of class and sharpens the overall look of the building.

Rear view of the engine house

In our final installment, we’ll add the doors and place it on the layout.

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 9, 2009 1:55 pm

    Very nice work, I would be very interested in talking to you by email.


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