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Date: 2017-10-11 11:03:32
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This won't help the basic 'what color' conversation very much, as the historic samples are generally not available to see. If there may be a source that can be carefully sanded to find the 'original' layer of paint; that could be a way to solve the problem. The Smithsonian does this when restoring old aircraft.



When I used to wander the rail yards and look at colors, I had with me a color chart from my favorite model paint company. I used that chart to compare the color on a car/engine with available paint colors and note the closest color and what the variance was -- needing more red or whatever. I did this under daylight conditions. When not in use, I kept the chart in a dark location -- in a closed binder -- to avoid any fading or color shifts.



Most of the commercial model railroad paint companies make available color charts for their paint lines. You can find them online and purchase one. You can also find many varieties of Pantone color samples online. This is one that may be useful: https://www.pantone.com/starter-guide-solid-coated-uncoated



If you manage to find a car or engine color area or source that you think is what you want to copy, using a color chart in the field will help.


Dick



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<div> <font size="2">This won't help the basic 'what color' conversation very much, as the historic samples are generally not available to see.&nbsp; If there may be a source that can be carefully sanded to find the 'original' layer of paint; that could be a way to solve the problem.&nbsp; The Smithsonian does this when restoring old aircraft.<br>
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<div><font size="2">When I used to wander the rail yards and look at colors, I had with me a color chart from my favorite model paint company.&nbsp; I used that chart to compare the color on a car/engine with available paint colors and note the closest color and what the variance was -- needing more red or whatever.&nbsp; I did this under daylight conditions.&nbsp; When not in use, I kept the chart in a dark location -- in a closed binder -- to avoid any fading or color shifts.<br>
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<div><font size="2">Most of the commercial model railroad paint companies make available</font><font size="2"> color charts for their paint lines.&nbsp; You can find them online and purchase one.&nbsp; You can also find many varieties of Pantone color samples online.&nbsp; This is one that may be useful:&nbsp; https://www.pantone.com/starter-guide-solid-coated-uncoated&nbsp;&nbsp; <br>
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<div><font size="2">If you manage to find a car or engine color area or source that you think is what you want to copy, using a color chart in the field will help.</font></div>

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