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Author:  pwkrueger [ Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Railroad Color Library

If I take a drift card to a paint supplier and get it scanned for a paint match, is the information usable by other companies or is it proprietary?

I'm wondering if it would be possible to create a useful library of information from scanned drift cards.

Paul
Seattle, WA

Author:  jayrod [ Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Railroad Color Library

Paul,

If you have a color scanned for a specific line/brand of paint, the code applies only to that brand, thus proprietary. I don't know if there's a cross reference between current brands, I wouldn't assume there is but some guys out there may keep track of that for some popular automotive colors.

Some of the colors on the list were scanned from drift cards and chips so yes, that is valuable info to add. If you supply data to me that was scanned from a sample, I'll note it as such.

Author:  pwkrueger [ Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Railroad Color Library

Thank you, Eric

Author:  jayrod [ Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:16 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Railroad Color Library

Another update to the list for PRR passenger, freight and structures and SP structures. Minor corrections, too. Also updated all the links in this thread.

Web page at: https://bigeprod.com/rrPreservation.html

Author:  jayrod [ Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Railroad Color Library

Another update available - misc. corrections and more Pullman color codes. 01/23/19.

Author:  PRR7099 [ Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Railroad Color Library

what are the interior colors in the Lotos Club @ RR museum of PA?
I would like to use the same wall and ceiling colors in MINERAL SPRING PRR7099

Thanks for any help
Paul
I am first time here so I hope this is the right place to ask

Author:  jayrod [ Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Railroad Color Library

Paul -
Welcome to the Interchange. Your best source for the Mineral Springs is going to be RRMPA. If they've done interior work, they may have the info you need. I have Pullman codes for some of the interior tints but I have yet to be able to cross any of their codes to paint brands and color codes. Hopefully, the specification exists at the Pullman Library and will be found and reported someday. Of course, Pullman, PRR or later owners could've changed the interior color design at any time. Wish I could be of more help. If you do get some good color info on the original scheme, please forward to me and I'll put it in the list.

Good luck on your research.

Author:  Atkinson_Railroad [ Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Railroad Color Library

Stumbled upon this looking for something else.

A 1924 Simmons-Boardman publication on Painting of Railway Equipment.

Apologies if the link has been shared here in the past. I did briefly search this site
and did not find it mentioned.

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id= ... =1up&seq=5

John

Author:  jayrod [ Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Railroad Color Library

Thanks, John. I ran into that a while ago, neglected to note where it was and then couldn't find it again. I'll post a link on my Preservation page.

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