DOGS, Garden Railways, Steam Trains, Jive Dancing,
- 25 Oct 2009
That peeling of paint is a tricky thing to replicate, I wonder if the salt method may work. A little salt on weathered grey wood, salt then the topcoat. Must give it a try. Works on my Shed ok, but that is just wood outside 24/7/365.True and Henri’s was more typical of good general use light weathering from the picture.
Wooden vehicles do weather to that state within a few weeks though as they don’t get cleaned so they reach a fairly standard dull finish with a light layer of dirt. Extreme weathering for a wooden van would be paint peeling leaving exposed wood, evidence of cleaner replaced timbers and and streaks of rust down from metal fittings. If they are fitted vehicles then you tend to get the brown layer of brake dust building over time.
These are fitted vans in the heritage train last summer and as they are stored outside weather exactly the same as they did in regular service
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