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Date: 04/17/17 18:13
Model manufacturers paint questions
Author: 4489

A question and I hope that I make myself clear.

If manufacturer "X" makes a model in a particular paint scheme..... and manufacturer "Y" makes things of the same paint scheme do they each make their own paint batch or are they purchased from a third party, thereby making sure that all of the colours match?

I hope that this is not too convoluted.

Thanks in advance.



Date: 04/17/17 19:27
Re: Model manufacturers paint questions
Author: CPR_4000

I dont' think there's a "standard." Each manufacturer uses the paint of their choice.



Date: 04/17/17 19:41
Re: Model manufacturers paint questions
Author: ESPEE5318

Cant get the manufactures to match the paint on the last run they did so you are sure as hell not going to get them to match manufacture X and Y......



Date: 04/18/17 05:30
Re: Model manufacturers paint questions
Author: ssw

ESPEE5318 Wrote:
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> Cant get the manufactures to match the paint on
> the last run they did so you are sure as hell not
> going to get them to match manufacture X and
> Y......

That's no joke. Athearn hasn't used the same Katy green twice! 

Although I will say that the paint on the newly released MKT GP7 from Atlas matches very nicely the green and yellow GP40's from several years ago.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/18/17 05:31 by ssw.



Date: 04/18/17 06:46
Re: Model manufacturers paint questions
Author: NSTopHat

ScaleTrains uses TruColor paints exclusively.

Russ



Date: 04/18/17 09:13
Re: Model manufacturers paint questions
Author: emd_mrs1

In many cases the railroads "standard" paint color is "low bidder" supplied paint. Therefore the prototypes rarely match perfectly, its just harder to see because of the size difference.

Michael



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