Re: [Z_Scale] Re: hello from a newbie
- Hi all,
Are we speaking about BlackenIt?:
I have used this before on wheels,etc.,one should remember that after
dipping it in the solution you then dip it in water to stop the
process.Also,I pat it dry with paper towels and then use a hair dryer to
stop the water remaining from causing rust spots,even though prototype
catenary does rust ;-)
Painting: I do airbrush the wire(you can also use spray paint) I let the
paint 'tack' then wipe away any paint on the contact area with a Q-tip and
solvent.The ends/clips?,Using a round needle file and gently remove any
paint.Or one can use a fine grit sandpaper also,...
On Sun, Dec 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM, Robert Kluz <ztrack@...> wrote:
> I recommend the chemical blackening. By using the chemical blackening
> liquid, it maintains it's ability to conduct electricity. Paint would
> interfere with the conductivity. I have done quite a few sections of wire
> with the chemical solutions and only had a few small spots 'rust'. But it
> is all functional and works just fine.
> On Dec 8, 2012, at 11:49 PM, holdthefort57 wrote:
> > Thanks Rob,
> > If I put up some catenary, I was going to paint it a gray-green patina
> to help hide the oversize wire size. I've been a little leery of chemical
> blackening, since I've read about issues with that causing rusting. Have
> you had any issues with your blackened wire? And yes, it was going to be
> functional (I'll be running DC and not DCC).
> > By the way, our club HO modular layout has live catenary and everyone is
> always amazed that it works (we are too, considering how many times it's
> been set up and taken down for shows!)
> > Marty
> > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Robert Kluz <ztrack@...> wrote:
> >> Marty,
> >> Welcome!!
> >> I use the Marklin reverse loop track sections. It works well. Rokuhan
> also has a reverse loop controller and system. But it is tied in with their
> track system. If you are using Marklin track, I would just go with the
> Marklin reverse loop system.
> >> I love my catenary, but it can be a pain! Marklin offers the only
> functioning catenary. If you add it, make it functioning. It is worth the
> extra effort. I blacken my catenary wires. This helps to hide them.
> >> Rob Kluz
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