Weathering Pricing

Rules:

  • 50% of the cost down always no exceptions. When project is complete customer must pay remaining balance in order to be shipped back. Customer is responsible for shipping costs both ways. (IF buying model from us, must have model paid for prior to starting custom work, in that case, custom work cost will be due upon completion)
  • You can provide photos for suggestions but I will not do projects via prototype work. If you want prototype work done, that does not fit this pricing structure it will most likely be high cost due to the time involved.
  • HO Scale work only!
  • I reserve the right to determine the timeline for projects OR to turn them down if I do not have time till a later date. Please understand I CAN NOT finish models in a day. The Summer season is also a very busy time for Tim so weathering during this time may have long lead times!
  • All models are sealed in a sealer such as dullcote BUT I urge everyone to handle models carefully!
  • ALL prices reflect high quality work. ALL prices are final. However if you are not happy with something please tell us.

 

LOCOMOTIVE WEATHERING

SEE BELOW FOR DISCOUNTS WHEN PURCHASING LOCOMOTIVE THROUGH US MAINEMODELWORKS (20% OFF WEATHERING COSTS) You can pre order locomotives to be weathered or otherwise customized when we get them! Add it to the notes when you pre order!!

(Note wheel surface rusting is included in each tier or pricing)

Light !  $99.00

Light dusting on bottom of unit, all around light grime enough to rid of the crappy gloss factory look

Medium $125.00

This is what I call (mainline) weathering. Your every day grime on the SD70Ace and ES44AC that just rolled by you.

Heavy $185.00

This is for those units that have not had a bath or paint job in years. Fading, grimey, maybe some rust areas.

Junk $250.00

This locomotive should have been retired 20 years ago. Looks like it belongs in the worst of dead lines! Rust bucket!

IF locomotive was purchased through us (mainemodelworks) than you may receive a 20% discount on weathering the locomotive.

Light $79

Medium $99

Heavy $148

Junk $199

Other custom locomotive pricing as follows:

-Adding yellow or white sill stripe $20

-Adding yellow or white dashes on sill $15

Patch jobs

-Patch over existing #s $35 (includes both sides +number boards)

-Patch over lettering on long hood $35

If patching both long hood and numbers $50 (saves a bit of $)

Freelance work YOU must provide the decals. They must be quality or I will not use them. Same with freelance paints.  ZERO EXCEPTIONS. If you do not know anyone Contact Circus City Decals Or Highball Graphics. Both are great decal companies I use them often.

CUSTOM DCC LOCOMOTIVE WORK

We STRICTLY only use ESU LOK DCC Products. No Exceptions. We prefer them due to their versatility, ease of use, customization and best technology. You will not be disappointed!

DCC installation pricing as follows:

DCC ready locomotive

Labor, speaker, decoder, # programming. $145  lok SOUND

Labor, decoder, # programming $99 lok pilot NON SOUND DECODER

Non dcc ready locomotive (older dc engines etc)

Labor, speaker, decoder, # programming  $185 SOUND

Labor, decoder, # programming  $125 lok pilot NON SOUND DECODER

Adding LED ditch lights to non ditch light equipped loco (must be esu lok sound equipped or we install) Your choice to flash or no flash $45 each end (so Front & Rear is $90)

Locomotive with older bulbs to upgrade to led (must be esu lok sound equipped or we install) $15 per light. Example : 4 headlight holes, 4 ditch light holes total $120 this would be an engine with headlights and front and rear ditchlights

ESU LOK keep alive addition $65 (includes KA and labor)

ROLLING STOCK WEATHERING

SEE BELOW FOR DISCOUNTS WHEN PURCHASING RAILCAR THROUGH US MAINEMODELWORKS (20% OFF WEATHERING COSTS) You can pre order RAILCARS to be weathered or otherwise customized when we get them! Add it to the notes when you pre order!!

(Note all wheels surfaces and trucks are always weathered at each level of grime)

Light !  $20.00

Light dusting on bottom of car, all around light grime enough to rid of the crappy gloss factory look

Medium $50

This is what I call (mainline) weathering. Your every day grime on the trinity hopper and 60 foot boxcar that just rolled by you.

Heavy $85

This is for those cars that have not had a bath or paint job in years. Fading, grimey, maybe some rust areas.

Junk $125

This railcar should have been retired 20 years ago. Looks like it belongs in the worst of dead lines! Rust bucket!

 

IF Railcar was purchased through us (mainemodelworks) than you may receive a 20% discount on weathering the locomotive.

Light $16

Medium $40

Heavy $68

Junk $100

Other custom railcar pricing as follows:

-Adding yellow or white dashes stripes $15

Patch jobs

-Patch over existing #s $30 (includes both sides + ends)

Patch over lettering on railcar sides $30

 

If patching both long hood and numbers $50 (saves a bit of $)

Graffiti

This is by request. I cant really quote this till we talk about a similar picture or something. But I can assure you the more complex the more $ .It is more time consuming than any other weathering and will NOT be cheap if complex.

 

Freelance work YOU must provide the decals. They must be quality or I will not use them. Same with freelance paints.  ZERO EXCEPTIONS. If you do not know anyone. Contact circus city decals. Or highball graphics. Both are great decal companies I use them often.

 

PAINTING PRICES COMING SOON ! WE PAINT ALL LOCOMOTIVES AND RAIL CARS. I WILL POST PRICES ON THIS ASAP…..

We can do really ANY custom work. Such as buildings kits, dioramas, other kits, diecast weathering. Just ask and we can say yay or nay!