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Insulator brown shaded paint?
swede82
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 09:04 AM UTC
Trying to either mix some or buy some paint to match the color of vintage brown glass insulators. Anyone have a mix that worked or know where the paint is just available, please let me know .....Thanks
southpier
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:50 AM UTC
gulp! which ones?

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=brown+electrical+insulators&t=h_&iax=images&ia=images


I think you would be safe with almost any "brown" and some of them could be varied shades of it and then a little drybrushing on some and a swipe of clear gloss on others.

in any scale other than 1:87, I think it would pay the effort to make them varied. N or HO maybe the difference couldn't be detected.
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 01:33 PM UTC
I think I might need to use a darker brown with a tad less red. This one was topped off with a gloss coat of Future Liquid Floor Wax. The same coating I use to simulate the glass in instrument dials and gauges.

My GAZ-66 Radio Van:

The real deal:
MP-57 Wip Antenna Base (US)
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 02:18 PM UTC
Seems odd that this was posted under the Railroading section. Should this not more wisely be in the Military/Armor section?

Of course glass phenolic insulators are used in many industries and appear on every telephone pole along any railroad right of way especially in the pre-1960's era.
southpier
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 10:59 PM UTC

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Seems odd that this was posted under the Railroading section. Should this not more wisely be in the Military/Armor section?

Of course glass phenolic insulators are used in many industries and appear on every telephone pole along any railroad right of way especially in the pre-1960's era.



I assumed it was for a catenary system!

interesting how our "filters" process.
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 11:15 PM UTC
I admit I had not thought of "electric trains". (Not toys)