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Tip suggests using dry graphite lubricant on model trains to recreate soot, dirt or coal dust.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1998 (v.88#9) pg. 7

Tips on applying two-color dry transfers.
MODEL RAILROADER Jan 1990 (v.57#1) pg. 179

Getting started in model railroading. A little rain can work wonders. Tips on weathering model railroad cars.
MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1990 (v.57#8) pg. 42d

An easy way to make and store weathering powder (pastel chalk powder).
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1990 (v.57#11) pg. 130

Painting with acrylics. Techniques and tricks of a professional model painter.
MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1991 (v.58#10) pg. 144
Added Info MODEL RAILROADER Dec 1991 (v.58#12) pg. 21

Weathering wood and metal. Techniques for simulating peeling paint and rust can be used on a variety of models.
MODEL RAILROADER Jan 1992 (v.59#1) pg. 164

Painting steel drums authentically. Use this color guide for correctly identifying the owner and contents of 55 gallon drums.
MODEL RAILROADER Sep 1993 (v.60#9) pg. 76

Easy renumbering for printed cars and locomotives. How to alter the identical car numbers found on decorated stock.
MODEL RAILROADER Jul 1994 (v.61#7) pg. 108

Staining and finishing models of wooden structures to simulate weathered wood, grain, knotholes, creosote, peeling paint, etc.
MODEL RAILROADER Aug 1994 (v.61#8) pg. 128

Painting techniques for S and O scale figures.
MODEL RAILROADER Oct 1994 (v.61#10) pg. 112

Tip on repairing a paint scratch on a brass model.
MODEL RAILROADER Dec 1994 (v.61#12) pg. 179

Add life to your model railroad layout with figures. Simple techniques for painting scale people.
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1995 (v.62#11) pg. 86

Weathering with artist's acrylic paints.
MODEL RAILROADER Dec 1996 (v.63#12) pg. 176

Airbrushing for model railroaders. Selecting and using this remarkable tool.
MODEL RAILROADER Nov 1998 (v.65#11) pg. 74

Painting cast resin vehicles. Use a paintbrush and auto modeling tape to detail HO scale cast accessories.
MODEL RAILROADER Jan 1999 (v.66#1) pg. 153

Tip for painting a bogie without removing the wheels.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Oct 1990 (v.7#10) pg. 538

Pick your number. How to fabricate etched brass number plates in 2mm scale for use on model locomotives.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Jul 1992 (v.9#7) pg. 362

Paint shop. A series on weathering, painting and detailing scale locomotives and rolling stock begins with a look at painting equipment.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Oct 1992 (v.9#10) pg. 550

Paint shop. Researching the desired appearance.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Nov 1992 (v.9#11) pg. 634

Paint shop. Paint mixing and thinning.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Dec 1992 (v.9#12) pg. 716

Paint shop. Simulating dirt, grime, corrosion, etc.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 64

Paint shop. Realistic weathering tips.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Feb 1993 (v.10#2) pg. 24

Using decal (transfer) material to apply the fine lining around the boiler of a model steam locomotive.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Feb 1993 (v.10#2) pg. 73

Paint shop. Airbrushing freight wagons.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Mar 1993 (v.10#3) pg. 26

Paint shop. Knowing where dust and dirt should go and in what quantities.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Apr 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 26

Paint shop. How to make freight wagons more realistic by distressing them.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Jul 1993 (v.10#7) pg. 24

Paint shop. How to weather the track, ballast and ground cover.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Aug 1993 (v.10#8) pg. 24

Paint shop. Advice on paying careful attention to details which will help make your layout "feel right".
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Sep 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 24

The lazy man's guide to locomotive repaints. Advice on removing the old finish and decals, selecting the primer and paint, airbrushing, and detailing.
MODEL RAILWAYS [2] Jan 1994 (v.11#1) pg. 49