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Pacific Great Eastern colo(u)r

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Pacific Great Eastern colo(u)r
Posted by Calapooya on Thursday, March 2, 2023 4:39 PM

I have an engine I wish to paint in Pacific Great Eastern orange with green stripes.  Pictures on the web show a color somewhere between reefer orange and schoolbus yellow.  It varies from photo to photo.  What is the correct color?  Available product or mix helpful.

Mark

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Posted by BATMAN on Friday, March 3, 2023 1:13 PM

There are some good FB sites that deal with both prototype and modeling PGE/BCR. I bet you can find your answer there.

Try these guys, they have a great layout on-site, email and ask.

https://www.wcra.org/exhibits/ 

Email Rapido and ask them for a colour code, they do use it on their models.

 

 

 

 

Brent

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Posted by selector on Friday, March 3, 2023 2:46 PM

I don't know which sites you have visted for reference, but have you seen these:

pge0561g15.jpg (1399×632) (rr-fallenflags.org)

This is a well-worn and dirty opposite scheme, but the same colours, or close:

pge604ads.jpg (1000×540) (rr-fallenflags.org)

A faded RDC photo:

pge-bc33agh.jpg (1000×393) (rr-fallenflags.org)

 

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Posted by MidlandMike on Friday, March 3, 2023 8:43 PM

BATMAN

There are some good FB sites that deal with both prototype and modeling PGE/BCR. I bet you can find your answer there.

Try these guys, they have a great layout on-site, email and ask.

https://www.wcra.org/exhibits/ 

Email Rapido and ask them for a colour code, they do use it on their models.

 

 

 

 

 

The "RS-3" photo in the link shows a RSC-3 with 3 axel A1A trucks.  According to the Second Diesel Spotters Guide they were retrucked to B-B.  

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Posted by Calapooya on Saturday, March 4, 2023 10:54 PM

The engine in the picture is at the Railroad Museum of British Columbia.  Two hours away, I should get there in the future.

 

The problem with many of the pictures on line is the varying color.

MH

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