I could use some guidance. After seeing some great posts from harmonyards, Lou1985, AlexM, gunrunnerjohn, and many others, I have been inspired to tackle this project. I would like to upgrade the electronics, fix the paint, and add some detail parts to my Williams #5005 brass locomotive.
The plan is to install ERR Cruise Commander, Railsounds, MTH smoke unit, Chuff Generator, Super Chuffer. Add LEDs for the headlight and a cab light. I have ordered decals from the L&N Historical Society.
While I am waiting on all the electronics to come in, I started on the tender to try to remove the white painted numbers and border. Using 91% isopropyl alcohol and a Q-tip, the white paint remained, and the black paint started to come up.
So, my question is what shall I do now? Do I sand down the white paint to brake up the lines or do I strip the whole thing down to the brass and start over?
The wheels and running gear should be black as well. Should I paint them or chemically darken them?
Please advise, Tom