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Life Like IC E6 color match vs. Kato IC passenger car set?
« on: July 20, 2014, 04:46:41 PM »
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Any matched these up and how do the look together?
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Re: Life Like E6 color match vs. Kato passenger car set?
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 05:15:16 PM »
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I suspect it may depend on the railroad. Which one are you interested in?

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Re: Life Like IC E6 color match vs. Kato IC passenger car set?
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 05:53:01 PM »
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Good point Illinois Central!   thanks, my bad!
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Re: Life Like IC E6 color match vs. Kato IC passenger car set?
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 06:07:04 PM »
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I don't have the Kato IC cars, but I do have the new Kato IC E8 and the LifeLike IC E6.   The LifeLike has a ligher orange - a little too pale for my taste.  The Kato orange looks better to me.

That said, I'd go right ahead equipment with both shades of orange together.

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Re: Life Like IC E6 color match vs. Kato IC passenger car set?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 01:45:22 PM »
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I can post photos tonight.

I think they look pretty good. The biggest difference is the much glossier finish on the Kato cars - especially the roofs. THAT is what stands out side by side - more than any color differences.
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Re: Life Like IC E6 color match vs. Kato IC passenger car set?
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 01:31:45 AM »
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 :|          Con Cor's later (current?) Illinois Central Smooth Side cars , not the older Limited Addition Panama set, is color matched to the Life Like Locomotives both E-7 and E-6. Con Cor did a number of sets to match Life Like's E-8 and E-7. I have not yet received my KATO IC train or locos so I cannot compare the colors. Nate Goodman (Nato).

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Re: Life Like IC E6 color match vs. Kato IC passenger car set?
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 09:09:25 AM »
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I haven't had a chance to work with the side by side photos I got last night under fluorescent light.

As I mentioned earleir, the biggest thing is the fact that the Centralia cars are a satin finish and the Kato cars are much glossier so the colors appear deeper. The orange is different but not wildly so (Kato's is brighter." I have no reservations running them mixed. Color is subjective and someone else might say "Ugh!"

Real cars weather differently from each other so I don't think these are in the "OMG that's horrid" area at all. That said, I think the Kato cars could benefit from some dulling/weatherig of the roof at least which will make both work better together.
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Re: Life Like IC E6 color match vs. Kato IC passenger car set?
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014, 05:58:32 PM »
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Well I ordered the 6 car set and an E8 to pull it.
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Re: Life Like IC E6 color match vs. Kato IC passenger car set?
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014, 11:42:51 PM »
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I think the Kato IC E8s look really nice. I think you'll be pleased.
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Re: Life Like IC E6 color match vs. Kato IC passenger car set?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2014, 07:51:52 PM »
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I was so happy with the E8a and 6 car set I ordered the B unit and 4 car set!
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