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Santa Fe C44-9w
« on: March 22, 2009, 01:56:41 PM »
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I was needing some information for correct paint scheme for the Santa Fe. I'm currently adding the grabirons and need some pictures of front cab to get the detailing. photos will help, thank you

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Re: Santa Fe C44-9w
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 02:14:39 PM »
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Re: Santa Fe C44-9w
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 04:23:26 PM »
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what paint matches the war bonnet paint scheme?

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Re: Santa Fe C44-9w
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009, 04:59:45 PM »
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Re: Santa Fe C44-9w
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 11:39:45 AM »
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Are you going to try to do the faded/splotched red areas?


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Re: Santa Fe C44-9w
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2009, 12:35:41 PM »
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I was trying to find the right paint for the blma grabirons and other details that I want to add to my pair of Santa Fe C44-9w's. I have some photos of these units rolling thru on a couple of trains back in 2006 here in Hickory, N.C. just not of the front cab area. I can't see whether there red or yellow painted grabirons.

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Re: Santa Fe C44-9w
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2009, 01:49:16 PM »
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It looks like the answer is "both".  Here is a shot of a new unit that shows the horizontal section painted yellow, and the rest red:

http://www.locophotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=65679

However, in most shots it was surprisingly hard to tell since the paint had become so worn.

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Re: Santa Fe C44-9w
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 05:22:21 PM »
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Why does the red paint fade so badly?   Is it because they use less pigment?

I note that red artist tube paint costs considerably more than other colors, so I'd guess that it's a matter of the paint mfr. trying to reduce the cost of the paint.