Re: FGE Yellow Color

Larry Jackman <Ljack70117@...>

I agree with Tony but some of these guys writing on this subject were wanting EXACT colors and those were the ones I were directing my remarks to. Close but not exact.
Thank you
Larry Jackman
Boca Raton FL 33434
I was born with nothing and
I have most of it left.

On Feb 4, 2008, at 9:30 PM, Anthony Thompson wrote:

Larry Jackman wrote:
You missed what I said. No mater what the blueprints called for back
then you can not match it today. Even the 2nd batch back then did not
match the first batch. No mater what the light is.
Quite true, Larry, but we actually are not insisting on EXACT
paint matches. We do want to be in the right ballpark, and often the
prototype paint chip does give a starting point. As we have discussed
repeatedly on this list, this is less helpful for the darker colors,
but one can get into the right kind of range for color hue and tone
with the help of prototype info.
Many SP freight car purchase specifications include a list of
particular paint vendors, and specific color names from those vendors,
which were considered "acceptable" matches to the SP standard color
drift panel (from Bowles). But of course, as Larry points out, even
successive batches of paint in the same factory were not IDENTICAL, and
in any case the railroad was obviously willing to accept a certain
range of "correct" colors.
But let's not go from "impossible to match EXACTLY" to the
belief that "prototype color has no bearing on model colors." Just
tain't so, as far as I'm concerned.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
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