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SANTA FE REFER COLORS
Scott H. Haycock
WILLIAM PARDIE wrote:
My philosophy on the proper color for Santa Fe refers coincides with Steve’s In that it is probably more important to settle on a consistent color for our fleet as opposed to having an exact, out of the shop color for the cars.
Another thing I find important is getting the colors you decide on to look right under your layout lighting. I find the brighter colors like this orange need to be toned down or they look too toy-like.
My philosophy on the proper color for Santa Fe refers coincides with Steve’s In that it is probably more important to settle on a consistent color for our fleet as opposed to having an exact, out of the shop color for the cars. In this discussion there doesn’t seem to be any one color that everyone agrees on.
For those of us who have Santa Fe refer. Blocks the consist is made up on Longs/Intermountain, Intermountain/China and possibly CB&T factory painted cars as well as Sunshine and RCW resin cars. The different runs of the Intermountain cars were not always consistent. Above are two Sunshine cars and an Intermountain car all lightly weathered. I’m sure that someone can tell me that they are too orange or too yellow, but I am p;leased with the result.
I appreciate the search for accuracy on this list. I tend to spend an enormous amount of time when doing a model to insure that it has the proper running board, brake step, brake appliances, trucks and other nitty gritty that most won’t notice on a finished model. Some of these disappear with paint and weathering. It is, however, what I expect to see. The important thing is that we are all content with our product.
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