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Re: PC: NYC GP-40 Handrails
- Subject: Re: PC: NYC GP-40 Handrails
- From: "Steffan Forbes" <steffanf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 18:39:19 GMT
>>In a message dated 7/17/99 10:41:25 PM EST, NES3524 -AT- aol.com writes:
>> > so I picked up a Atlas (N scale), with the white side sill. (It came
>> > black handrails.) My question is, should be handrails be painted
>> > or yellow?
>>One of the problems you're going to encounter with Atlas N scale engines
>>that the handrails don't hold paint very well. I think they're delrin
>>plastic, which allows them to be thinner, and less stiff & brittle. I've
>>had a couple in the past, and the paint flakes off rather easily.
One of the ways I have solved this problem is using a flexible paint.
Model Flex paint is flexible enough that peeling should not be a problem, at
least with normal handling. My personal favorite paint color for this chore
is TTX Yellow. It is a rather pale (faded) yellow... perfect for weathered
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