I saw a recent post that showed a nicely weathered steam locomotive and it got me thinking about the times I have weathered models. I have a Southern Pacific SD-9 that I weathered about 10 years ago. I am very pleased with the way it came out but I can't remember what I used to weather it with. Since then I have collected more SP locos and would like to give them that old SP look of the 70's and 80's. Some of them were just darn right disgusting, the grime, dust, oil, smoke, faded paint. You know what I mean they were just plain beautiful. Anyway thats the look I am after. I recently asked a custom painter what he suggested and he told me that it was a trade secret. Maybe painting model locomotives is as good as it gets for him I don't know. As much as I appreciate his need to protect his methods. Never the less for me the process is part of the hobby. In other words I am not interested in purchasing a custom weatherd model, I enjoy doing this myself. Please join in if your of a simular mindset Anyway I hoping there are others who are interested in sharing there methods, colors material choices, tools, and so on. Please post pictures I would love to see some of your work. Also if you know of some websites that have good info on weathering please mention them. I am leaving on a trip for the weekend so please excuse me if I don't provide a thank you for your postings until after Sunday. I always enjoy this group and look forward to your posts.