View single post by Herb Kephart
 Posted: Mon Nov 8th, 2010 12:49 am
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 5950
JR-One thing to be aware of with the great outdoors, is that the plastic used in the ties of ready made O scale track probably isn't UV resistant- so if you don't lay your own on wood ties (and why don't you?) you would be smart to give any track two coats of paint. The first coat should be silver, as the aluminum pigment is the best at blocking UV rays, and then a coat of brown to give the ties and rail a realistic color.
This would be before ballasting, of course. Some of the early G scale track was not resistant and after a while the ties got crisp, and the molded on spike heads would break off and the rail would be free to move. Later the problem was corrected with UV resistant plastic.

Herb  :old dude:

Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
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