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Hey all,

Just a quick question regarding railroad colors...

I'm planning on redoing my Lionel Alcos in Union Pacifiic livery and my Marx E units in Rio Grande

my question is....what colors do I buy? Do I go with straight yellow and grey for the UP locos, and straight yellow and silver for the Rio Grande paint?..

..or, do I try to locate paints that are authentic?

I know Floquil makes a ton of railroad colors, but the paint I found for UP paint schemes looks too orange per the pics I've seen in magazines and on the internet. I couldn't find a match for Rio Grande yellow.

Help, any help would be appreciated:D

Cheers, Ian
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Color shading can be just a matter of testing out. I would not do any color judgement over printed or screen viewed uses since they can distort shades. You are the first to be judgemental over specific RR color companies.

t-man is spot on with this... I bought the floquil colors that on the screen didn't look like they would match up... even when originally putting it onto the loco it didn't look right, but as it dried, it matched up.
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