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Ohio Central RR

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Ohio Central RR
Posted by texasperry on Monday, April 29, 2019 3:35 PM

I am wondering if anyone can help me identify a modle paint that would match the colors used by the Ohio Central RR. They have Maroon, Gray and yellow. 

I would like to try my hand at painting some N scale locomotives. I found OC decals 

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Posted by BigDaddy on Monday, April 29, 2019 5:53 PM

They gray looks like a light gray, but some pictures show it weathered to a dark gray.  The yellow is just a bright yellow

 Ohio Central at Morgan Run by Craig Sanders, on Flickr

The maroon, in other pics, but not the one above, is not a typical maroon looks almost dark red.  You might have to mix to get that shade.

This link might be helpful.

 

Henry

COB Potomac & Northern

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Posted by gmpullman on Monday, April 29, 2019 6:11 PM

Jerry Jacobson was a bit of a Canadian Pacific fan. Some of his early steam acquisitions were CP.

He may have borrowed the color scheme from the C-P?

Take a look through these photos and you may agree.

http://www.trainweb.org/oldtimetrains/photos/cpr_diesel/one.htm

It would be easier to find model railroad colors to match the CP colors.

Hope that helps, Ed

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, April 29, 2019 9:49 PM

Try a comparison the the WC maroon.  It looks close, but I think the WC is a bit darker.

Some of the pictures of the CP from Ed's post look close, too.

Mike.

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Posted by NHTX on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 3:02 AM

      Consider the maroon and, the gray used by Erie Lackawanna.  The yellow of the OC seems a bit more orange, probably close to reefer yellow.  These colors are available in a number of model paint lines.

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