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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2023 10:31 am 

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Okay, that green caboose may be the same color combo as the gondola but since the light yellows are fairly washed out, I don't think we'd be able to discern a difference between Croydon Cream and Lunar Yellow anyway. Croydon Cream is the lightest yellow in the fan deck and Lunar Yellow is the third lightest. Notice how yellow the light poles look, however.

The CTA's Mercury Green and the WP/RDG's Woodfield Green appear to be the same color and it looks like they're using 1317 Green as Mercury Green on CTA #30 there. If you search for older photos of CTA equipment you'll see that same lighter blue-green color which mimics Woodfield Green in older Reading photos.

I have actually duplicated that effect here in the back yard so waddaya know, 1317's officially in the running as Woodfield Green, oh yeah, and Mercury green. LOL

BTW, that VanSickle paint on the fencepost is really holding up well...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2023 10:34 am 

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I don't believe Seacrest Green will give up without a fight, however...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2023 10:39 am 

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Here we have the raw scans of 1317 Green, 1226 Diamond Yellow, 1012 Swamp Holly Orange, and 082 Omaha Orange over the nose of WP #912. I'll tell you what, if Woodfield Green really is 1317, then that, along with Southern's Virginia Green, Swift Green, CTA Mercury Green, REA Express Green, etc., would pretty much cement its status as a legendary railroad paint color, you know, like Pullman Green and Brewster Green... LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2023 10:58 am 

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Now this is interesting since the main color is definitely not Pullman Green and the light green looks like the same color AHM used on their Reading C-Liners, not to mention what might be two different yellows...


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2023 11:03 pm 

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Oh yeah, I'm sure we're going to be revisiting this color scheme again soon... LOL


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2023 12:36 pm 

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Other kids in the neighborhood had the AHM Reading locos, but I can't recall ever seeing one of the NP C-Liners so now one of those will be showing up in the mail soon along with the Reading version. Of course, I ordered dummies because I don't want them to be any smarter than me even with my new old paint color thinking cap on...


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2023 12:48 pm 

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Here is the Chicago Transit Authority combo without RDG #251 covering up the other two colors. Swamp Holly Orange is also General Motors WE5569...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2023 10:13 am 

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I'm posting this one just because it seems to mimic the weather conditions we've seen lately with those pesky Canadian wildfires... LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2023 10:17 am 

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I can't recall if I ever posted the faded Mayflower van trailer picture or not, but I do recall that's DuPont 1317 Green along with 1226 Diamond Yellow and 1863 Swift Red...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2023 10:37 am 

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DuPont 6202 Green, General Motors WE5645, the slightly lighter fifties-era Railway Express Agency color that started this thread, will flash a blue-green as well so I had to try to figure out a way to eliminate that one. It still looks like the exact difference between the seventies Reading and Katy greens, though...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2023 10:45 am 

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Clockwise from the bottom left, WE5645 (6202), WE5646 (1317), the Old Oliver Green fence post with real paint, RDG #259, a stack of rusty rail, and Dodge truck step bumper surface rust with some minor pitting. I'm really hoping that'll do it... LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2023 11:02 am 

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Oh, and get this, Imron polyurethane-based 1317 Green actually is a little bit darker than its previous incarnations...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2023 11:18 am 

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Well, I wasted a small portion of the morning doing this one but then, I didn't expect any conclusive results anyway.

Plus, I had to put 5316 New Oliver Green on there also since that's the color AHM used on the Reading C-Liner... LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2023 11:50 am 

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DuPont 5316 is General Motors WE5762. The yellow is a good match for WE5909, DuPont 6808, which is way off since that one, in real life, is only very slightly darker than C&O Federal Yellow...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Wed Jul 26, 2023 12:05 pm 

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So far on the NP version, it's WE5769 Brockway Medium Chrome Green, DuPont 71703, and here's a new one, WE5778 Ford Bright Vineyard Green, DuPont 3687...

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/paintdetail.cgi?dupont=3687


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