Re: SL-SF boxcar color help with SC II Paints

gary laakso

The Sunshine Frisco Howe Truss boxcars were featured in the RPC Volume 2 and the Joe Pennington formula for paint was a 50/50 mix of Floquil boxcar red and Southern freight car brown. 


Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


From: <> On Behalf Of O Fenton Wells
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 3:44 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] SL-SF boxcar color help with SC II Paints


Thanks Chris, I’ll check it out. The Bill Welch article in Speedwitch magazine looks very red. Bill used Vallejo paints which don’t give paint colors that a model railroader can translate at least only if inspector Closeau could investigate 

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On Feb 8, 2021, at 6:32 PM, bigfourroad <vannessco@...> wrote:

It sounds a little counter-intuitive but it is always worth consulting a purportedly matching TruColor chart of freight car colors.  The Frisco color mentioned there is TCP 184 1944  - 1960 bc red which seems to be very close to a number of bc colors including C of G bc red. By a process of triangulation you may be able to land almost exactly on the offered Scalecoat II color.  180-200.jpg (3283×2528) (
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