What is the best way to strip paint off of a brass HO scale model train locomotive?

Question by Kayla: What is the best way to strip paint off of a brass HO scale model train locomotive?
I recently aqcuired some brass HO scale engines. I have never had brass, and the paint schemes that the previous owner had do not match my era. How do I strip the paint effectively without obviously damaging anything? Thanks!
Now, is there anything that I can use to dip the shells with? There are alot of small detail pieces, and rubbing them is not going to work as the small parts will most likely break or bend. I do not know what kind of paint it is either. I would think that there has got to be something that I can use just to dip the shells??

Best answer:

Answer by Steven D
Do you have any idea what type of paint it is? I’ve used nail polish remover to remove factory paint from plastic shells but, you have to work fast because it attacks the plastic. Some recommend using transmission fluid. Brass engines are a different animal. I wish I could afford them.

I model Transition Era myself 1948-1958

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