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UPS Brown, or Pullman Brown, or what to mix to get it?
« on: April 14, 2007, 07:07:25 PM »
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I have some 'deliver' vans that I'd like to paint in UPS brown. Of course, since UPS had a trademark on that color, nobody makes paint with that name (nor decals).

But with all the modelers that are out there, surely someone has mixed up a brown to match the UPS color, no?

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Re: UPS Brown, or Pullman Brown, or what to mix to get it?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2007, 07:12:59 PM »
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I think some leather brown with a little black mixed in ..


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Re: UPS Brown, or Pullman Brown, or what to mix to get it?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2007, 08:30:02 PM »
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I have someone on the inside, I'll see what I can come up with... I have one to do too.

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Re: UPS Brown, or Pullman Brown, or what to mix to get it?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2007, 10:55:45 PM »
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Just see if this someone can just grab you a bucket of paint and then it can be passed around.
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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2007, 02:55:43 AM »
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For that matter, a picture of a truck with an older logo (not the new shield) would be good too, along with trailer for TOFC would be nice.

I tried Googling for pictures, but couldn't find anything.

Isn't there a site by someone that has tons of trucking pictures? I'd think that might be a good place but I can't remember the name of the site that had all of them.

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Re: UPS Brown, or Pullman Brown, or what to mix to get it?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2007, 08:01:17 AM »
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Here ya go!!
The site you were looking for is,
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/trucks.htm

I searched his site and came up with these.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/jlb_ups.htm
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/james_hurley_ups.htm
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/df_ups.htm

The last site has a lot of pics. 14 pages of'em!!!

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Re: UPS Brown, or Pullman Brown, or what to mix to get it?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2007, 10:11:44 AM »
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I have some 'deliver' vans that I'd like to paint in UPS brown. Of course, since UPS had a trademark on that color, nobody makes paint with that name (nor decals).

But with all the modelers that are out there, surely someone has mixed up a brown to match the UPS color, no?


You can get automotive touch-up paint for Dodge Sprinters in "UPS Brown", or if you can find an Oct. 2000 issue of Model Railroader there is an article about Pullman Brown in the "Ask paint shop" column that may give the answer

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2007, 10:45:28 AM »
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... if you can find an Oct. 2000 issue of Model Railroader there is an article about Pullman Brown in the "Ask paint shop" column that may give the answer

Ok, all of you folks out there with collections of MR. Is there a paint mixture in that issue?

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Re: UPS Brown, or Pullman Brown, or what to mix to get it?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2007, 11:20:26 AM »
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If you spray acrylics, give ModelFlex "Illinois Central Brown" a try.

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Re: UPS Brown, or Pullman Brown, or what to mix to get it?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2007, 11:40:37 AM »
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From Oct 2000 MR:

They are talking about "Pullman Brown", before 1900 all Pullmans were brown, after they were dark olive green or "Pullman Green" or "Brewster Green".

It says the Brown color looked like chocolate brown with some light Grey and they recommended Modelflex IC Brown.

Don't really think it is what your looking for...