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Brass Model Train Painting & Weathering by Jeff Lemke

Brass Model Services

At Jeff Lemke Trains, Inc. it is how you finish that counts.  I work mainly in HO and O scale. When models arrive here they are immediately unpacked, inspected, and photographed before entering our insured inventory of projects. Our business process is consistent. This is a full-time professional business. Referrals are appreciated. PLEASE NOTE… At the present time my pipeline for model work is completely booked for several YEARS outbut if you have a serious need of consult regarding brass models that you want to sell or would like us to sell for you on consignment then please call us at 630-893-5719 or use the CONTACT window (scroll down) to start that dialog.

If a brass model train loco, car, structure or part is listed in our web store IT IS DEFINITELY AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE SALE. We monitor inventory every day. Our web store check-out takes you to PayPal but if you’d prefer to send a check or do a wire transfer we can help you with that too. Here’s the link to what’s for sale right now: BRASS MODEL TRAINS IN STOCK NOW

Please enjoy these helpful links too:

HOW BRASS MODELS WERE MADE IN KOREA 

SAFER PACKING FOR BRASS MODEL TRAINS

OPTIMIZING “New-Old-Stock” BRASS MODEL TRAINS

PAINTING & WEATHERING E-BROCHURE

TWIN PORTS RAIL HISTORY in DULUTH-SUPERIOR

GN 441 LOCOMOTIVE LODGE REPAINT PROJECT

MODEL AND PROTOTYPE RAILROAD IMAGE ALBUMS

This video demonstrates the collaboration and capability between my studio and ELS Train Service to create lovely finished models for our clients.  I performed the paint, weathering, and had custom decals made for two very rare PFM Climax Locomotives.  Dennis Bartholow at ELS installed DCC, added a double speaker sound system, and lights. I know many of the other professional brass model painters in this field so if you have a specific and immediate need then I’m happy to make recommendations whenever our schedule happens to be booked solid.

Business hours are 7:30AM to 4:30PM CST Monday thru Friday and if I don’t answer your call on the first few rings then our phone system may prompt you to leave your name and a message. I return calls in the order that they are received. Thanks for looking today. Cheers!

Brass Model Resume

My painting and weathering resume includes work on more than 3,700 brass model trains. I am a life-long model railroader, research specialist, and industrial historian who specializes in the Hill Lines and the railroads and industries of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin. I enjoy collaborating with industry associates to create positive results. I have taught custom painting to well-known brass model train importers and their builders in South Korea. This is a full time, professional occupation for me and I love what I do. Referrals are encouraged and appreciated. Thanks for visiting today. Cheers!

 

Experience

Brass Model Train Artist
3,700+ models serviced to date
Paint, weathering and soldering repairs

Factory Paint Design Engineer
Ajin Precision Mfg. in S. Korea
Factory Set-Up and Paint Instruction

Historical Photo Restoration
www.TwinPortsRailHistory.com
The Railroads of Duluth-Superior

Research Specialist
Overland Models, Inc.
OMI "Green Box" Expert

Independent Consultant
Brass Model Train Designer
400+ products created

Contributing Author—Railroads & Industries of Duluth-Superior
www.ZenithCity.com

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Testimonials

Your pictures don’t do these models justice. The lettering looks painted on. The satin finish is exactly what I was hoping for. I couldn’t be more pleased. 100% professional. The bar is now very high for anyone else. Thanks, Jeff!
— Tony H., Katy, TX.
Jeff, I just received my passenger cars and I can say without a doubt, they are the most beautiful works of art I have ever seen. You put “Factory Paint” to shame. Thanks for the fantastic work.
— Tim F., Jamul, CA.
This is one serious class act. I take picky to a whole new level. Jeff took a few monster caboose models and turned them into works of art. Easily on par with the best painters for PSC, OMI or CIL. Decals were so well done they look like the lettering was printed on the model. Highly recommended.
— Steve B., Walnut Creek, CA.
Well, I have to admit that I finally found someone who does better weathering than I do. The models are absolutely superb! The models look exactly the way the prototype looked. You nailed it right on the head. Congratulations from the person who is probably the most particular customer you will ever have. Thanks a million!
— Bill McKown, W&R Enterprises
Awesome! Beautiful work! I’d wager to say these are now the two nicest painted and weathered examples of these particular models in existence!
— Dan Glasure, BRASSTRAINS.com

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