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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:29 pm 

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Of course, I had to try it. Probably should've taken some red out of the photo, however. There's always a chance I'm off on the truck color also. I'll label this one inconclusive for now and get back to it later. We're definitely somewhere close, though.

Oh, and BTW, did I mention these burgundies are pretty brutal?... LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:25 am 

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Now I'm not exactly sure what this is a picture of whether it's a model, CGI, etc., but this one looks a lot like the GMC Mahogany Brown so that color's not off the table yet, either... LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:58 am 

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Then there's the American Models' K4's but I believe the Chevy Truck Coppertone would be too light...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:14 am 

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Here are the two Cornell-type carnelian reds off the Martin-Senour charts. While I'm at it, I might as well try to drive you Lehigh Valley folks nuts as well.

Perhaps a carnelian crystal may help...

https://www.energymuse.com/carnelian-meaning

LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:15 pm 

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Anyway, score one for Geep!!! DuPont 93-5248 Yellow is indeed Lemon Yellow or even Chrome Yellow Lt. if you prefer... LOL


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:22 pm 

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International Yellow looks like a slightly blackened Diamond Yellow while the newer and slightly darker International Apache Yellow falls closer to Armour Yellow...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:42 pm 

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I'm leaning toward the Apache Yellow at the moment as Aspen Gold but of course, that's very, very preliminary. LOL From now on, I'll be considering Grande Gold to be the DRGW's second postwar yellow as it applies to the Reading and Venetian Yellow. The first was an ochre-based Imitation Gold like 95-014. The later oranges were darker yellows closer to what we see on the Maine Central.

https://www.rgmhs.org/data/reference/paint.html

I'll find better pics for comparison later but here's a quickie with all manipulated photos...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:51 pm 

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Here's the scan of International Apache Yellow from the 1954 DuPont chip book with the usual associated plate and code numbers...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:21 pm 

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This International original Apache Yellow survivor truck is such a great alternative example I'll post the link to it so everyone can check the whole thing out...

http://findclassicars.com/international ... ginal.html

The older International Yellow isn't in the 1954 DuPont catalog but I now know for certain neither color is a Reading yellow.


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:11 pm 

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Considering Venetian Yellow as Grande Gold should pretty much clear up everything concerned about Harry's Trainmaster #801 and the Reading's final paint job on the FP-7's so I feel I'm good there...


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