Railroad specific paints

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how often would you buy RR paint supplies

Poll ended at Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:44 pm

None at all
0
No votes
1 or 2 at the most
0
No votes
Less than 5 bottles per year
5
83%
Between 5 and 10 bottles per year
1
17%
10 bottles or more per year
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 6

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Railroad specific paints

Post by torikoos » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:44 pm

Testor's Poly S Railroad Colours have been discontinued for nearly 2 years now, apart from a few generic ones.
Some UK suppliers still have remnants left from this range, but once gone that's it.
Those who like to kitbash, scratchbuild, superdetail railroad equipment might now need another option. Shipping paints with current regulations is however very tricky, but there are some options.
One of them is Trucolor paints, an acrylic paint which are reported to be very good, but they are not yet stocked by anyone to my knowledge in the UK.
They can however be supplied due to their acrylic nature in most cases.
Brand aside, how many paints do you use each year? Reason for this question is a little market research, which I'm doing in aid of a well known US model supplier in the UK, I'm wondering if it is worthwhile for a UK vendor to stock a different paint for the ( truth be told) limited market that US railroad colours probably would find.

Therefore I created the below poll. Can I have your vote's please?

Koos
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Re: Railroad specific paints

Post by torikoos » Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:56 am

In addition to the main question for which the poll is created, I'd be interested to know when was the last time you bought any paints from any vendor. ( obviously for your hobby use).
Short'n sweet please.
Koos Fockens -Devon UK. North American Model Railroading
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Re: Railroad specific paints

Post by 800079 » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:44 pm

Koos,
Trucolor seems to be the most popular range in the US at the moment. I think they do enamel and acrylic railroad paints. Would be good to try and get it stocked in the UK. If region suggested and supported it, is there a friendly dealer who might consider it?
Pete

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Re: Railroad specific paints

Post by prrk4uk » Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:49 am

Koos.

I will ask a question here knowing the last one was posted back in 2015.

Has anyone one found colours as supplied here in the UK/Europe thats can be used by us US modellers?

If anyone on here know of any perhaps a list could be started to aid other NMRA/US modellers!

It's not all over yet so take care out there and Happy Model Railroading.
James.

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Re: Railroad specific paints

Post by prrk4uk » Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:27 pm

An update...

I have now had a conversation with Steve at Model Railway Solutions, he has told me the order for Tru Colour paints should be with him in the next three weeks. It would appear the road to getting these has been long and a lot of hard work for Steve so I for one will be supporting him. I hope you are able to do the same!!!!

ATB
James.

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