Custom Paint Pricing

Brass Diesel Locomotives:

Here is what you get:

Loco is test run and tuned up. It is then disassembled, stripped and sand blasted to remove the lacquer and to prepare the surface for painting.

Premium paint (up to two colors) decaling and choice of flat, satin or gloss finish.

light weathering (if desired).

one pair of couplers, Kadee Number 58 (Ho scale) or Microtrains number 1015 (n scale)

Operating constant / directional headlights (for most brass).

Minor repairs (loose or detached parts) will be reattached at no cost.

complete cab glazing.

2 hand painted crew men installed in cab.

Pricing is for any HO or n scale diesel locomotive That does not have a complex paint scheme. These will need to be estimated individually. I will also do S scale, or o scale but they need to be estimated first and then evaluated upon receipt.

Price $225 per locomotive (plus return shipping and insurance).


for multiple color schemes (more than two colors that need to be masked) add $30 for each additional color.

regular DCC decoder (not sound) installed in the locomotive with little or no modifications is $30 plus the cost of the decoder (if decoder is not provided by you).

Sound decoder and speaker installation will need to be estimated on an individual basis.

major repairs will need to be estimated on an individual basis.

Motor replacement is $75. I use 12 volt Alliance can motors and flywheels with hand fabricated mounts (if commercial mounts are unavailable).