The Alberta is close to Via blue or B&M blue but not dead on. It's a little
richer than the via blue but is still a bright blue. I think I started with
via blue and added some B&M or GTW blue and maybe a little light grey to
get this one.
The Saskatchewan car was a bit of a challenge to match. I used accu flex
(model flex) paints as they had more browns than accu paint thus a better
start for the dark brown. I carefully trimmed out the striping decal and
used it to determine how to mask the car. accu flex (1645-Milwaukee brown)
is a good start. might need to darken it though. Accu-paint is realy short
on browns. CN red-orange and some yellow (and possibly some brown) might
work for the orange part. I know accu-paint CN red-orange would be a good
The salmon was the hardest color to get right. Once I had the color correct
I had mixed about 6 bottles of accupaint together. I wish I had written the
ratios down, or at least the colors I used. With the salmon there seems to
be two colors, an older brownish shade (weathered?) and a newer orangey
color. I did the browner version with imitation gold, cn red-orange and some
Hope this helps a little
I assume you are speaking here of those grain cars marked Canadian Wheat
Baord with a single head of wheat in the middle. The original ones were
in fact brown while repaints are salmon coloured.
There are a number of paint schemes for the government-owned grain cars.
Details and photos are on Trains Canada, in the special section called
"Canadian Cylindrical Grain Car Project" accessible from the opening page.
My interest is 12-inch-to-the-foot scale so I have no special insight into
what paint to mix to get the right colours.
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