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    • September 5, 2019 9:27 PM EDT
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      RGS Colour code

      Anyone know the colour code or equivalent colour to the accucraft rio grande southern coach colour ? 

    • July 20, 2020 2:15 PM EDT
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      The closest that I have come to matching it is using Krylon's Ruddy Brown primer.  Its a pretty close match to the AMS Accucraft RGS passenger cars I have.  YOu will have to go to an independent Hardware store to get it as the two biog box store Home Depot and Lowe's don't carry Krylon paint anymore.

       

      Dan Stuettgen

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    • July 22, 2020 8:45 AM EDT
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      Does anyone have a good suggestion for the brown used on the box / flat cars?

    • July 22, 2020 11:58 AM EDT
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      David, rust-oleum makes a nice brown that looks like dirt in their camo colors

      Rust-Oleum Specialty Camouflage Black Spray Paint
       

      Earth Brown

      1918830 - 12 oz. Spray
      • 12 oz. Spray :

    • July 22, 2020 12:55 PM EDT
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      David said:

      Does anyone have a good suggestion for the brown used on the box / flat cars?

      Take a look at this color, Rust-Oleum 2X Gloss Kona, I got it a Home Depot. It's Dk. Brown with a tint of Dk. Red. I did put a Dull-Coat over the model to protect the decals, I Dull-Coat just about everything I do.  I really like the color and I'm thinking of doing some freight cars in this color. Most railroad freight colors are some shade of brown/red in color, I'm talking older cars of the 30's/40's/and 50's.

    • July 22, 2020 6:16 PM EDT
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      David said:

      Does anyone have a good suggestion for the brown used on the box / flat cars?

      David, here is another color that is the same as Box Car Red, I use Rust-Oleum 2X Red Primer. I mainly use this color for undercarriages, rusty trucks, and couplers, and anywhere I want that rust look. I was working on a narrow gauge box car today and I was going to paint it with Scale Coat Box Car Red, it really looked close to the Rust-Oleum Red Primer, in fact it was a perfect match to the Scale Coat color. I decided to paint the box car with the Rust-Oleum red primer, I'm totally pleased with the results, and I'm not easy to please when it comes to my models. I will have to put a gloss coat on the car so I can decal the car, then spray a dull coat for the last coat to seal the decals and a dull finish to the car, I very seldom have any of my trains in a gloss finish. I'm going to Home Depot to get some more of that red primer, #249086 Red Primer. 

       

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