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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 8:59 am 

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So I think I may finally have this figured out with the yellows. That sand car is painted the exact same pale creamy yellowish ivory color as the stations and other structures, and that color is DuPont 1222...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 9:05 am 

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At first, I thought there was something drastically wrong with this photo since the lettering looked so faded on the freshly-painted green caboose but there really isn't...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 9:07 am 

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Then, I noticed the lettering color matches the shack in the background, put the chips to it, and guess what?...


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 9:35 am 

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Apparently, after I had photographed #3671 and the Reading-based relief train along the crossline here in Cleona, it ended up being parked over at Rutherford for a spell. If you want to see all three Reading yellows so far in one spot, well, here they are... LOL


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 10:11 pm 

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I'm not sure I mentioned this the last time when we were looking at the Reading's structures but 93-1222 is also known as "Croydon Cream". This ex-Chicago Transit Authority unit is painted in the second streetcar scheme we've seen with this color...


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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2023 10:21 pm 

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Croydon Cream is also a vintage Harley-Davidson color as demonstrated here on this 1936 EL...


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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2023 10:31 pm 

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That's a classic bike. Also classy.

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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2023 10:22 pm 

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That might be the first and only bike to make it into this thread as an alternative example, Phil, so here's another with an equal level of class or perhaps even a bit more with the saddlebag strapped to the side. LOL That "Venetian Blue" looks a lot like Chevy Export Blue or, if you're an NYC guy, Opex Blue...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2023 9:09 pm 

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The more samples I collect, the more I'm beginning to realize there are at least two distinct versions of DuPont 3430 Blue so we'll be taking another closer look at that later since it is the New York Central's Opex Blue and possibly the Reading's Crusader blue, not to mention a very popular fleet color overall.

I recently picked up a 1968 Dodge Truck Special Paint Colors fan deck so we'll be able to glean a few more Ditzler/PPG numbers from that. Export Blue and Croydon Cream really is a stunningly elegant and classy color combination, especially if you see it first-hand...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2023 9:52 am 

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Chrysler DT2009 appears to be a excellent match for Croydon Cream but, as we've seen already, these creams can drift a bit as well. Here's the PaintRef entry for that one...

https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/paintdetai ... ode=DT2009

Ditzler/PPG tends to spell Croydon with an "e" in place of the second "o" as in "Croyden". I suppose either spelling is still currently acceptable. 80012 is the lowest five-digit color code number there...

https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcoded ... en&rows=50

New Orleans Public Service Incorporated used Croydon Cream on their busses, both internal combustion and external electric...

https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/colorcoded ... ny&rows=50

That brownish red is identical to the color on the Lebanon Coach Company busses from the same era, DuPont 658 Red and/or Ditzler/PPG 50489 Maroon...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2023 8:38 am 

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I could never get this particular dual chip match to work with Venetian Yellow but now with Croydon Cream I can...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Sat Jul 01, 2023 9:03 am 

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HMMMM, we just might have to start taking a good look at GMC Lunar Yellow as well... LOL

https://paintref.com/cgi-bin/paintdetai ... t=93-76556


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2023 11:30 pm 

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Lunar Yellow was also a GMC motor home color back in the seventies as General Motors WE5928...

http://paintref.com/cgi-bin/paintdetail ... ode=WE5928

Instead of a creamy-type off-yellow, it's more of a pale clean yellow like a lighter version of Lemon Yellow. It does seem to work well with 1317 Green like the bolder yellow on the locomotives...


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 Post subject: Re: Alternative Examples of the Reading's Postwar Paint Colo
PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2023 11:18 am 

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Check this out, guys... LOL

A couple weeks ago, I snagged this new old paint color thinking cap off eBay. I'm not too sure how much it's been helping in that regard but my popcorn's really shot up since then...


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2023 10:10 pm 

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I guess I'm no longer anonymous now. Yeah, you can tell I'm a member of the slightly older generation since I can take a selfie without having my mouth gaping wide open. ;)

Being a Chrysler guy, I'm a bit more partial to old Travcos but these GMC's have their appeal. Here's a link to a 1974 Lunar Yellow alternative example which had about 40 years of paint fade at the time...

http://www.viewrvs.com/motorhome/gmc/19 ... s_26_a.php

Sometime, I'll have to see if I can get a recognizable code number for that post-1971 Onan Green generator color...


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