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Mixing CGW Purple

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Mixing CGW Purple
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 23, 2002 7:17 AM
i'm trying to paint a CGW F7 in their darker purple scheme. i haven't been able to find any polly scale, floquil, or model master paints that come anywhere close to that shade of purple. just for kicks i tried mixing ATSF red and GN sky blue and it came somewhat close. should i just try mixing a folquil red and a true blue?
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Posted by mnwestern on Monday, June 24, 2002 2:36 PM
Dear Sir:
Depending on how they weathered, CGW F-units had many different hues.
For a definitive answer on mixing a proper color, you might try contacting the Chicago & North Western Historical Society. I believe they had an article in their North West Lines quarterly magazine within the last three or four years on painting F-units for CGW. you might find their magazine in select hobby shops, or try their web site at www.cnwhs.org. Their magazine has an "ask the expert" section. If you can determine which issue had the story on CGW F-units, you might be able to order a back issue from the society. Their magazine is great, and their annual conventions are too. 2003 is at Green Bay the third weekend of May. 2002 was at St. Louis. 2005 will be at Mason City, Iowa in conjunction with the annual convention of the Thousand Lakes Region of the National Model Railroad Convention.

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