Looking for paint color

Looking for paint color

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:08 am

Anyone know the exact Chessie blue color? I've searched the internets but can' find it.
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Re: Looking for paint color

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Re: Looking for paint color

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:53 am

We have used C&O Blue for painting Chessie System items in the past, although I do not know what the exact naming is of it. I have a few bottles floating around here, when I find it, I will get the item number up here.
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Re: Looking for paint color

Postby AstroGoat760 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:57 am

If memory serves, the shade of blue is referred to as "Enchantment Blue" or "C&O Enchantment Blue".
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Re: Looking for paint color

Postby j p » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:47 am

Google can find that.

C&O Blue Enchantment Duco 254 54108 PPG 13000
C&O Blue Enchantment Dulux 83 54108 PPG 13000 used on RSD12's
C&O Gray Duco 254 34245 Imitation Stainless
C&O Gray Dulux 71815
C&O Yellow Federal Dulux 83 24567 used on RSD12's
C&O Yellow Venitian Duco 254 35621

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Re: Looking for paint color

Postby areibel » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:12 am

Paint colors can drive you crazy- check out this discussion about Enchantment Blue-
http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/215749.aspx
It's not just the Chessie that did stuff like that, the same discussions come up about Erie greens, EL's maroon, etc.. I'd say pick a dark blue you're happy with and go for it!
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Re: Looking for paint color

Postby j p » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:29 am

areibel wrote:Paint colors can drive you crazy- check out this discussion about Enchantment Blue-
http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/215749.aspx
It's not just the Chessie that did stuff like that, the same discussions come up about Erie greens, EL's maroon, etc.. I'd say pick a dark blue you're happy with and go for it!


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I have wrong colors on 90% of my boxcars. They are "close to" boxcar red - but the real boxcar red was not the same color for all railroads + it was often changing in time even for the same railroad.
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Re: Looking for paint color

Postby milwrd1 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:55 pm

areibel wrote:Paint colors can drive you crazy- check out this discussion about Enchantment Blue-
http://cs.trains.com/mrr/f/88/t/215749.aspx
It's not just the Chessie that did stuff like that, the same discussions come up about Erie greens, EL's maroon, etc.. I'd say pick a dark blue you're happy with and go for it!


I agree with Al. I believe that the only time I would be concerned with the exact color would be when attempting to duplicate a car which was brand new or a car which had just been overhauled and repainted. Considering weathering, dirt, color fading and the effects of the sun, a color which is close enough should suffice for the base coat.

I think even the famous PRR "freight car red" was changed by the PRR railroad over time.
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Re: Looking for paint color

Postby ConducTTor » Wed Sep 02, 2015 4:45 pm

Cool thanks guys. Now I can actually paint my GP9 trucks :)
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Re: Looking for paint color

Postby Tom Dempsey » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:32 pm

TruColor has enchantment blue in their line Alex, I don't stock it, but it's readily available from a number of sources. And yes, PRR freight car red shifted significantly from the 1930's to the 1950's, however, I'm not going there again. As always, Tom Dempsey
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