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Old 10-02-2019, 03:44 PM   #1
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Another Lionel color mismatch!

Lionel quality control has reared its ugly head again. This time with the Polar Express RPO car. This is like sitting in front of the TV and watching your favorite team blow a huge lead in the final minutes of a ball game!
On top is the PE scale passenger coach from the set.
On the bottom is the new PE RPO car.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:25 PM   #2
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yep, that is a nasty one. Lionel been doing the PE for years, hard to imagine that they could screw up that color.

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Old 10-02-2019, 04:43 PM   #3
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WOW, that's not even close! I wonder how they screwed that up so badly?
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:24 PM   #4
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How in the world does that RPO get approved for production?
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:57 PM   #5
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The folks that ordered this guy to compliment their PE set will be hot under the collar.

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Old 10-02-2019, 08:02 PM   #6
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The folks that ordered this guy to compliment their PE set will be hot under the collar.

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Not half as hot if the Abandoned Toy Car and Stationsounds Hot Chocolate Car come in looking the same way!!!
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:05 PM   #7
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They should Have gone to to HD or Lowes for a better match.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:57 PM   #8
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Are you sure they painted it? That looks like primer.
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Old 10-02-2019, 08:59 PM   #9
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That's not good. Even I can see the difference and I have problems with blues and reds.
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:25 PM   #10
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They should Have gone to to HD or Lowes for a better match.
The little "seeing eye" color analyzer that determines a sample's equivalent pigment proportions, ... or, manual matching in the spray paint section? Like you and I
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