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Paint color
Posted by Riley B on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 12:44 PM

I need to paint some F units to match the Stewart ATSF FT yellow cream color. Does anybody have any experience with that color or have a formula that might work ?

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Posted by RR_Mel on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:31 PM

True Color Paint has a SF yellow TCP-021.
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by zstripe on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 3:56 PM

I never had to try and match the color......but it does not look like a Yellow to My eye. More of a Vanilla cream would be My guess. I'm told that is the correct color though........not pure Yellow:

I got mine back in the early 90's AB set...with Kadee close coupling.....very sweet runners, with the Kato drive train.

Good Luck! Big Smile

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Posted by gmpullman on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:51 PM

zstripe
I never had to try and match the color......but it does not look like a Yellow to My eye. More of a Vanilla cream would be My guess.

I agree with Frank. I'm not a Santa Fe paint expert but I do recall seeing this great Kodachrome photo by Jack Delano which represents the color very well.

 SantaFe_103 by Edmund, on Flickr

The PRR replaced their gold leaf lettering color with a "buff" which looks pretty close to this. 

Santa Fe paint schemes can get pretty complex. Take a look:

http://old.atsfrr.org/resources/funits/Santa%20Fe%20Railway%20Historical%20&%20Modeling%20Society%20-%20The%20F-Unit%20Pages.htm

 And here:

http://old.atsfrr.org/resources/funits/ftnotes.htm

 You don't mention your paint preference. I have recently (well, in the past five years) gravitated to Scalecoat paint. True-Color paint has a pretty extensive color choice, too. Do you have a prefered brand?

Good Luck, Ed

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