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mike_lawyer

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PRR paint and decals
« on: January 16, 2013, 09:49:40 PM »
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I have a couple of questions about PRR paint and decals:

1.  For the "red" on number plates and roofs of steam locos, what do folks use?

2.  For the "buff" yellow color for later steam tenders, what Microscale diesel decals have this color?  I have a couple of PRR diesel decals, and they do not appear to be the right one.


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Re: PRR paint and decals
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2013, 09:53:20 PM »
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Mike,

I apply the "close enough" rule and use Poly Scale caboose red for the number plate and oxide red for roof and tender deck (although some documentation suggests that the cab roof was sometimes a mix of the tender deck color and black).

I use the Microscale hood diesel decals for the steam locos.  No, it's not exact, but it's closer than the Deluxe Gold version to what my 1950s color photos suggest.
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Re: PRR paint and decals
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2013, 10:56:57 PM »
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It doesn't answer everything, but it is a good paint resource.
http://pennsyrr.com/modeling/86-modeling/172-model-paints-to-match-prr-paints

I use zinc chromate for my tender deck and cab roof. Caboose red with a bit of black for the keystone drumheads.

That's the recommended 50's freight car color.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2013, 11:11:19 PM by chicken45 »
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