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garethashenden

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Trailer Train Brown Paint
« on: January 25, 2019, 12:28:33 PM »
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Does anyone have any recommendations for TTX brown paint? It’s “boxcar red” but that’s such an nebulous term I’m hoping someone has something more specific.

amato1969

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Re: Trailer Train Brown Paint
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 01:58:10 PM »
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Ooh, this is like the olive drab discussions the armor guys get into...

It kinda depends on if you're looking at a factory-fresh car, or an older more-weathered car.

I have used Badger/Modelflex shades of oxide red for my TTX flush-deck paint jobs --- Light Tuscan Oxide for new cars, Dark Tuscan Oxide for older cars.

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garethashenden

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Re: Trailer Train Brown Paint
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 11:45:23 AM »
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Red oxide primer tends to be my go-to for this shade of thing, but it looks too red for this application. I may have some PRR Tuscan, I’ll see if that hasn’t dried up I’ll try that.

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Re: Trailer Train Brown Paint
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 11:42:17 PM »
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Since the PRR was a major influence on Trailer Train in the early years, I wouldn't be surprised if the color is PRR Tuscan.  If that's the case, Scalecoat might have a matching paint.  They've been around since the color was in use.
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