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« on: January 10, 2018, 01:37:33 AM »

To "the Bach-man" Administrator, or anyone else who has the answer.   I have quite a few Great Northern G scale Jackson Sharp Passenger cars.
I would prefer that they were not all #14.   I want to paint over the current numbers and re-number them.  Is there any paint on the market that is a good match for your Great Northern Green and the yellow/gold used for the numbers?  I saw in another thread you said you painted prototypes of NP&S with Krylon Hunter Green...I'm hoping there is an easy match for the Great Northern......I also purchased a generation 6 Anniversary Annie that I will be repainting as a Great Northern and changing out the shell of the tender with and older generation Great Northern tender shell to get the Great Northern Emblems.

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the Bach-man

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2018, 10:52:26 PM »

Dear Loco,
I'll have to check next week when I return from the World's Greatest Hobby Show in Charlotte.
It's probably Floquil or Scalecote Empire Builder green...
If I can find a sample I'll let you know.
Don't fail to remind me next Tuesday!
the Bach-man
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2018, 04:06:16 PM »

Pretty sure Floquil went out of production in 2013:

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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2018, 06:29:52 PM »

True Color now make Empire Builder Green & Orange.

Here is a link to their color list:

These should work for you.

Loco Bill

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2018, 11:11:20 PM »

Thanks Loco Bill Grin

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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2018, 11:27:17 PM »

Dear Loco,
I'll spray some samples tomorrow.
The hard part will be finding a GN car for comparison!
Have fun!
the Bach-man
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2018, 02:28:50 AM »

How old are the cars?
Have they been outside much?
If the cars are older and have had much time in the sun, even if you have the exact version of the original paint it will probably not match up if you want to just paint over the original numbers and/or letters.
You will probably have to paint the entire car.
Perhaps you could try mixing up and testing small amounts of paint to get it perfect.

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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2018, 11:38:50 PM »

...still looking for a sample to compare...
the Bach-man
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