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Southern Tuxedos
« on: November 12, 2018, 08:08:56 PM »
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I’ve heard the Tuxedo scheme referred to as black. I never thought it was black. Looks like a dark, dark, green/black.

Anyone know of a good color  match?

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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2018, 08:54:30 PM »
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I always thought the Southern tuxedo scheme was black and aluminum with gold striping/lettering.  What you’ve described reminds me of PRR’s DGLE and not a Southern Ry. color.

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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 09:01:23 PM »
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I read "Southern Tuxedo" and was thinking more along these lines:

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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 09:38:36 PM »
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Lol :facepalm:

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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 09:42:53 PM »
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They look as black as a NS loco:

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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 11:36:11 PM »
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The NMRA has an EMD paint and styling sheet for the SD-24 which lists the color as "Black Duco" and a GP sheet that list "Black acrylic".

http://archive.nmra.org/PlansMaps.aspx?c=126&i=7941&PageIndex=0&rm=139

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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2018, 08:37:20 PM »
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It simply doesn’t look black to me......the trucks and fuel tanks are black. Car body is definitely not black....




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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2018, 08:43:02 PM »
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It simply doesn’t look black to me......the trucks and fuel tanks are black. Car body is definitely not black....



You're trusting the model?  No, no, no.  Look to the prototype.  Not green-black.

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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2018, 08:45:18 PM »
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Maybe they decided to apply the "scale effect" to slightly lighten the paint on a small-scale model?

https://www.cybermodeler.com/color/scale_effect.shtml
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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2018, 01:13:14 AM »
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They look as black as a NS loco:
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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2019, 03:50:47 PM »
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Its black. Black black black! The stripe is imitation aluminum but once in service it looks off white. The black starts looking charcoal when dirty. But they are black.

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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2019, 03:53:18 PM »
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Its black. Black black black! The stripe is imitation aluminum but once in service it looks off white. The black starts looking charcoal when dirty. But they are black.


Isn't imitation aluminum (non-metallic) paint light gray by design?  Just like Dulux (imitation) gold is a non-metallic orange/yellow paint.
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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2019, 04:20:46 PM »
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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2019, 08:10:31 PM »
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Black.

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Re: Southern Tuxedos
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2019, 08:12:29 PM »
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Isn't imitation aluminum (non-metallic) paint light gray by design?

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