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Rail Center acrylic hobby paints line joins marketplace

By Cody Grivno | January 26, 2023

Spanish manufacturer Ammo by Mig Jimenez releases 41 colors and a dozen boxed sets in new product line

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Photo of paint bottles and product boxes
Photo of paint bottles and product boxes
Rail Center is a new line of railroad acrylic paints produced by Ammo by Mig Jimenez. The product range includes 41 colors, 12 boxed sets, and auxiliary products. Cody Grivno photo

The Rail Center acrylic hobby paints line has joined the model railroad marketplace. Ammo by Mig Jimenez, a Spanish paint manufacturer, recently unveiled its new line of railroad colors.

The paints are sold in 17ml plastic bottles with a flip-top lid and metal stirring ball. The colors can be applied straight from the bottle with a brush or, when thinned with Rail Center Acrylic Thinner, using an airbrush. The matte paint dries to the touch in one hour and cures fully in 24 hours (times may vary based on temperature and humidity).

Once dry, the paint can be overcoated with acrylics, lacquers, enamels, or assorted weathering products. Modeling masking tapes and decal setting solutions can also be used on the paint once it has dried.

The product range currently features 41 individual colors, such as Engine Black, Pullman Green, Boxcar Brown, and Signal Green, as well as weathering colors. Auxiliary products include thinner, along with clear flat, satin, and gloss.

A dozen six-color boxed sets are also part of the Rail Center acrylic hobby paints line. Most of the sets are for British, Dutch, German, and Spanish prototypes, but there are a few geared toward North American subjects. The “VIA Rail Canada” set features colors for Canadian National’s red-white-and-black and green-yellow-and-black schemes.

There are two sets titled “Classic American Railroad Companies: Locomotives.” Volume 1 includes Engine Black, White, Reefer Yellow, Medium Blue, Red, and Pale Greenish Gray. Volume 2 features Engine Black, Caboose Red, Aluminum, Signal Yellow, Medium Blue, and Deep Blue Livery.

Colors in the “American Freight Cars” set are Engine Black, White, Dark Gray, Tuscan, Signal Yellow, and Deep Blue Livery.

Boxed sets are currently available and are priced around $18. Individual colors will be available soon and will be priced at $3.95. Prices may vary based on the current exchange rate.

A PDF with the full Rail Center acrylic hobby paints line, as well as tips and techniques for using the products, is available online.


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