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Pre-War Pennsy Tuscan
« on: August 16, 2023, 02:07:10 PM »
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I wonder whether anyone knows of a good starting point for pre-war PRR passenger Tuscan red? Something close to the color used for the B-L pre-war “hot” P70s. Thanks!

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Re: Pre-War Pennsy Tuscan
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2023, 06:55:51 PM »
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My standard paint for PRR passenger cars 1940s era (not the two-tone Fleet of Modernism) is Pollyscale  Boxcar Red. Of course it is no longer available, so that may not be much help. Both the Micro-Trains PRR heavyweight cars and the BLI P70s are pretty close to accurate PRR colors.

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Re: Pre-War Pennsy Tuscan
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2023, 11:57:52 AM »
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Thank you. Do you know a suitable start point for the Tuscan red used in the 1930s?

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Re: Pre-War Pennsy Tuscan
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2023, 01:15:58 PM »
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I would experiment with mixing some Vallejo paints such as Amaranth Red, Red Leather, Cavalry Brown, and maybe other colors.

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Re: Pre-War Pennsy Tuscan
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2023, 02:39:14 PM »
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For my PRR painting project, I'm using Tru-Color TCP-131 Pennsy Pass. Car Maroon. 

I'm not a Pennsy color expert, but this color was highly recommended to me by several Pennsy modelers, although my project is not as specific in its spec's and time period as yours is.

Cheerio!
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Re: Pre-War Pennsy Tuscan
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2023, 04:49:26 PM »
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Ahhh. Thank you so much for sharing this!

I would experiment with mixing some Vallejo paints such as Amaranth Red, Red Leather, Cavalry Brown, and maybe other colors.

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Re: Pre-War Pennsy Tuscan
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2024, 09:07:05 PM »
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I like the Broadway Limited P70 coaches, but I only have “hot” versions of the car. Stripping and repainting the post-war version seems like the only way to get air conditioned coaches.

I found an app - Miniature Painter Pro - that generated a few paint mixtures approximating the pre-war “light” Tuscan red. Here are a few photos of a mix of AV cobra leather and bloody red. I’m pretty happy with the app. Just waiting for weather conducive for repainting.








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Re: Pre-War Pennsy Tuscan
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2024, 10:09:50 PM »
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That's a pretty cool app!
In your image, in my opinion your sample needs a little more orange or yellow in it.

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Re: Pre-War Pennsy Tuscan
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2024, 11:47:27 PM »
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Thanks! I am a little bit colorblind. I need an app for that too!

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Re: Pre-War Pennsy Tuscan
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2024, 12:13:23 AM »
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The PRR T&HS used to sell "drift cards" of official PRR colours.   Don't know if they still do, but it might be worth a visit to their web site.

eja