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I finally put together enough parts to get this red Cascade version of the McCoy E2 running again. This poor engine had parts stolen off it several times to allow me to get other versions of this engine running. So now I'm up to 8 running E2s andIMG_20200625_232527520~2 at some point I'll try to video them all running together. Now to disassemble this train one more time so that it can be thoroughly cleaned and waxed. Stay safe everyone!

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@Jim Z posted:

I finally painted my Christmas tin buildings to create a farm scene in a corner of my layout.  They will eventually get signage.

 

Jim 

I have that one and like it. How did you paint it? Any tips? Mine is still bare. I tried painting an older model with spray paint and masking off sections, but the painters tape pulled the base layer off. I don't think I was getting good adhesion to the metal.

George

@George S posted:

I have that one and like it. How did you paint it? Any tips? Mine is still bare. I tried painting an older model with spray paint and masking off sections, but the painters tape pulled the base layer off. I don't think I was getting good adhesion to the metal.

George

I wiped the surface and used Rustoleum 2x ultra cover paint and  primer. I haven’t noticed any issue with flaking or not adhering to the metal.imageI did quite a bit of masking with 2” blue tape and didn’t have any problems with pulling paint off.

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I did a tin plate house a while ago. It was sold by Hallmark. This house was galvanized and what I did was to rub it down with scotchbrite to score the surface better. Used lawyer thinner to wipe it down. I used the etching primer than the first coat of color. Let it dry for several days then used the Tamayla Thin masking for the edges then the blue masking for the fillings. Came out good. Framed all the windows and doors. Use a brown texture paint on the roof. Never pulled the paint off with the masking tape and no paint blend under the tape. Just take your time and have fun.

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