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SDBOB
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 7:40:04 PM
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I'm building model steel beams for loads on freight cars. I'm not sure if red primer would look good. Also thinking orange for another color.Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks.
modelmaniac
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:26:40 PM

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I think the red primer is a good idea.I have some plastruct I beams,for scrap 'metal',being cut by machines with shears.In grey primer,and red primer,some are black.I personally would use the primer.As the beams may be painted,on delivery,or on site.So,as a load being delivered,to somewhere,by train,they would look good.Whatever
FiatAllisHD41
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 8:31:27 PM
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Hi Bob,


What scale out of curiosity ? Over the years modeling 1:87 steel mill related things. Done my fair share of modeling I beams. Your on the right track for using the right paint. I suggest taking a trip to your nearest Lowe's or Home Depot as they both have different shades of primer.

Normally I pick up a couple of different shades. Then painting whatever with different shades till you find just the right color match for your project.

Hope that helps Bob.



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SDBOB
Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 12:42:13 AM
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Hi. 1/48-1/50. Just loads for fold down end gondolas with idler flats. Also loads of pipe approx 24" dia. Thanks.
GuyM
Posted: Friday, January 12, 2018 4:45:59 AM
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SDBOB,

Possible inspiration in an O scale: http://ladegüter-bauer.de/shop/gx2/?cat=c109_0-Spur-0-Spur-Artikel.html
Guy
SDBOB
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:36:54 AM
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Thank you,one and all. First time trying making these. Esp. I'm thinking 6 -8 feet high.
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Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:44:21 PM

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I have hauled a lot of long oversize beam, and all of them have been red primer.

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SDBOB
Posted: Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:08:10 PM
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Thanks. It'll be red primer.
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