Painting a coal fired brass kit

DUNNY

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I am looking for advice on painting a new engine ,coal fired kit . Looking for steps to ready the brass and what paints and primers to use .
 

dunnyrail

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I am looking for advice on painting a new engine ,coal fired kit . Looking for steps to ready the brass and what paints and primers to use .
Hello Dunny who got to the name first. Been using Dunnyrail since G scale Mad days. Hope you are all well under there. As for painting puffers I think 2 part ones tend to be used quite a bit, though I think some Automotive Colours are suitable for warm/hot locations.
 

Rhinochugger

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I am looking for advice on painting a new engine ,coal fired kit . Looking for steps to ready the brass and what paints and primers to use .
JR in Tawa is pretty expert at this - he's made a couple from memory.

If you can't track him down on this forum, you may be able to find his work on the GardenRailwayClub.com :nod::nod:
 

Fred2179G

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I am looking for advice on painting a new engine ,coal fired kit . Looking for steps to ready the brass and what paints and primers to use .
You will hear lots of suggestions about hi-temperature automotive engine paints, which work. Personally, I found that regular acrylic paint from the craft/hobby shop showed no signs of problems when I painted the boiler of my Accucraft EBT #12.
Brass is very difficult, and if you are trying to make the detail parts black, then a chemical blackener might be easiest.
 
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