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- Registriert: Dienstag 20. Januar 2009, 14:28
- Wohnort: Rösrath, Δ 435 km
welcome to the Forum first. Have a nice time.
The rails of the K-Tracks are stainless, so, if you want them to look rusty you'll have to paint them.
But underneath the sleepers there is the grid that reaches up in the middle of the sleepers for the center contact. This grid although it is browned tends to rust on its edges in moisture. So I encoutenred it in some attempts to fix the ballast.
I don't know about the ballasting technique in the Wunderland.
Meine Bastelstunde gibt es auch auf YouTube.
Ich mach es lieber am Anfang exakt - und schluder später ein bisschen. Wenn ich schlampig anfange, krieg ich es am Ende nicht wieder genau.
The rust color in Wunderland Hamburg is handmade! For more information have a look at the link and there go a little forward by clicking the link ("Wochenbericht Nr. xx"). Sorry, explanations there are in German language only
Kind regards from Germany
My Bonnie is over the Ocean
Yes, I am aware that a bit of painting / weathering will be necessary in order to make the tracks look realistic. What I really do not want is to encounter problems running the trains due to rust on the K tracks.
Vielen Dank für das Link zum Wunderland, and btw. I do understand German reasonably well and have no problems reading it, but when it comes to writing I do prefer English. It will take me ages to write in German.
It seems as if the Merkur system is the same as offered by Noch and I have been recommended this by a Danish fellow also using K schinen. I think will have a go at it to see how it will look as it certainly will be a shortcut and of course eliminate any kind of rust. As mentioned on the Wunderland link „Die Gleisbettungen von Merkur werden natürlich noch nachgeschottert!“ I guess in order to make it more realistic.
Once again thank you both for your quick reply.
Grüsse aus Dänemark,