15 years ago
Do MR enthusiasts paint the railway ties on their track? I'm
anticipating a diorama to display my Polish armoured train project and
my comrades in the plastic model world will frown at me if I have any
unpainted plastic! So...
I imagine Polish railways of the 1930s is an obscure topic, but I
probably could get away with standard HO scale track that I can pick up
at my local RR store. But what colour would the ties be? In North
America (the part of Canada where I live used to have narrow gauge
railroads that were torn up in the early 1990s), railway ties I've poked
around at elesewhere on the continent are usually a black-brown sort of
colour from pressure treatment or, more likely, oil soaking.
This should be an OK colour to use, right?
Also, probably a daft sounding question to many of you, but what colour
is coal in a coal tender? I would have assumed black, but perhaps I'm
associating it too much with bags of BBQ charcoal. I wouldn't have
asked, but I've seen some pictures of coal tenders and hoppers on line
that show a brown colour.
Thanks very much in advance with any comments on these two subjects.