RES: Re: colors for Great Northern . . .

Marcelo Lordeiro <mrcustom@...>

Dear Tony,

I can’t say I am a GN expert but I have been painting professionaly for 22
years .

Scalecoat makes the Empire Builder Green and the GN Green .

GN green was used ( is used on the models) on the boilers for the
locomotives painted on the Glacier Park scheme.

I painted samples of all kinds of green ( I must have my color chips )
including the dark olive , olive drab , pullman green , GN green , GN EB
green and so .

They are all different. I should say that GN green is GN green !

The GN Historical Society has a color chips available and the Scalecoat

Hope this help .


Marcelo Lordeiro


Tel.: +55 21 2273-2758


De: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...] Em nome de Anthony
Enviada em: terça-feira, 2 de setembro de 2008 14:15
Para: STMFC@...
Assunto: [STMFC] Re: colors for Great Northern . . .

This reminds of hearing, years ago, that GN modelers had many
disagreements about exactly what the GN green really is: is it Pullman
green, or dark olive green like the Harriman Lines green, or is it
close to military olive drab?
I do know that at least one commercial paint calling itself
"GN green" is an accurate match to SP color chips for "Dark Olive"
passenger car paint, and NOT to Pullman green.
Can the GN folks on the list bring me up to date on this
issue? I'd be interested.

Tony Thompson Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
2906 Forest Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 540-6538; fax, (510) 540-1937; e-mail, thompson@signaturep
Publishers of books on railroad history

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