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Date: 07/31/03 15:39
Chessie System Colors
Author: CarlLaFong

Is there a consensus on the colors to use when painting a Chessie System diesel?



Date: 07/31/03 17:14
Re: Chessie System Colors
Author: csxt4447

C&O Enchantment Blue
Reefer Yellow
SP Daylight Red (close for vermillon)



Date: 07/31/03 17:40
Re: Chessie System Colors
Author: NSTopHat

Accu-Paint makes the correct colors for Chessie as well.
#73 Chessie Yellow
#74 Chessie Blue
#8 Vermillion

NSTopHat



Date: 07/31/03 18:01
Re: Chessie System Colors
Author: brunswick

Not to be a wisearse but, Chessie Colors? I mean, most brands of paint come in Chessie Colors I think? One variable would be the primer color underneath and it\'s influence on the result.



Date: 07/31/03 18:07
Re: Chessie System Colors
Author: TopcoatSmith

Accupaint is good shtuff... when you can find it.



TCS - so you\'re not microscale anymore?



Date: 07/31/03 21:52
IMO Accupaint Vermillion not correct...
Author: BCM

The Accupaint "vermillion" is not the same as the "vermillion" color that Chessie used (unless painted over yellow at which point it might be close). Most Chessie painters I know use Illinois Central Orange (which is a reddish orange that is closer to the color found on new Chessie EMD units)...

The yellow color used by Chessie - Federal yellow - was pretty much "school bus" yellow...

- BCM



Date: 08/01/03 08:23
Re: Chessie System Colors
Author: CarlLaFong

brunswick wrote:

> Not to be a wisearse but, Chessie Colors? I mean, most
> brands of paint come in Chessie Colors I think? One variable
> would be the primer color underneath and it\'s influence on the
> result.

Yes, I know that some Chessie colors are commercially available. However, that does not mean they are 100% accurate, so I was looking for input from Chessie modelers to verify the accuracy of these paints.

And, yes TCS, I finally dropped that name, since it can cause confusion.



Date: 08/01/03 12:40
Re: Chessie System Colors
Author: TopcoatSmith

Ah, I see.
El Centro rocked the Garage last night.


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