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[drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s M. Keith Williams (williams@sound.n...) 1999-01-06 07:57:38
[drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s Michael M McGowen (UPRF1@prodigy.n...) 1999-01-06 15:22:58
[drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s Jim Eager (jeager@visionol.n...) 1999-01-06 11:32:21
[drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s Bill.Miotek@tellabs.c... 1999-01-06 09:58:47
[drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s Ronald L. Jensen (ja52005@navix.n...) 1999-01-06 10:05:09
[drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s M. Keith Williams (williams@sound.n...) 1999-01-06 12:31:24
[drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s Bob Webber (RSWEBBER@concentric.n...) 1999-01-06 12:49:33
[drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s RRHarmen@aol.c... 1999-01-06 14:42:48
[drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s RRHarmen@aol.c... 1999-01-06 14:43:35
[drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s M. Keith Williams (williams@sound.n...) 1999-01-06 14:10:03
[drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s RRHarmen@aol.c... 1999-01-06 19:43:24
[drgw] Re: SG Cabooses, Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s Griffin, James JR (Griffin.James.JR@bhp.c....au) 1999-01-08 02:12:21
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From: Jim Eager (jeager@visionol.n...)
Date: 1999-01-06 11:32:21
Subject: [drgw] Re: Orange paint, SD60s & GP30s

From: Jim Eager <jeager@visionol.n...>

>From: "M. Keith Williams" <williams@sound.n...>
>
>Given the small amount of orange paint that is needed, I didn't even
>attempt to get a precise match. Rather, I airbrushed the orange parts with
>PolyScale D&RGW Orange and then weathered the heck out of it.

Keith raises a good point: only if you are not planning to weather your
models do you need to make an _exact_ color match. And if you are modeling
a mountain railroad with numerous tunnels, aka the D&RGW, how can you not
weather your models? ;^)

>In the recent article about the Rio Grande GP30s in Diesel Era, the author
>states that only 4 of the units received the large Rio Grande on the sides.
> Three of the units were 3001, 3002 and 3014. Which was the fourth unit?

3027, repainted after wreck rebuild by EMD in 1969

> Also, when did the Rio Grande start painting the hand rails next to the
>steps white?

Hmmm..., good question. Judging from the photos in RG In Color V.2 I'd say
the mid-late 1970s. The earliest date I can see is June, 1977 (GP40-2 3123
on p.77, SW1000 147 on p.112). Before that the step handrails were Grande
Gold, at least back to the late-1960s on some units (GP30 3017 in 1967 on
p.30 of RG in Color V.1), but black on others (brand new SD45 5331 in 1968
on p.22). However, even the gold usually became a dirty near-black (a
later view of GP30 3017, now with a pilot plow, on p.68). Several older
color shots show the handrails worn to bare metal, some even with a patina
of rust. Just goes to show that it's wise to model and weather from a photo
of a particular unit at an actual time.


Jim Eager jeager@visionol.n...
Toronto, Ontario
Canada



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