Canadian Grain Car Colour Scheme

Canadian Grain Car Colour Scheme

Post by MD Hi » Mon, 04 Jan 1999 04:00:00



I am modelling HO scale grain cars. Microscale only makes some vague coments on
the decal instructions about the color scheme.
Does anybody know what the right paint mixes are for the Alberta and
Saskatchewan grain cars?
Thanks

 
 
 

Canadian Grain Car Colour Scheme

Post by RWhite12 » Mon, 04 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Check with your local hobby dealer for Intermountain kits.  Definitely have the
Alberta (blue w/yellow lettering) and other Canadian grain cars.  Not sure of
the Saskatchewan scheme.

Robert

 
 
 

Canadian Grain Car Colour Scheme

Post by jonny barnstor » Mon, 04 Jan 1999 04:00:00


I've done the Alberta, Saskatchewan, and salmon Government cars. I haven't
found anything commercially available that's dead on. I mix when I need the
correct color.

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
base.

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
brown.

Hope this helps a little
Jonny B

Quote:

>I am modelling HO scale grain cars. Microscale only makes some vague
coments on
>the decal instructions about the color scheme.
>Does anybody know what the right paint mixes are for the Alberta and
>Saskatchewan grain cars?
>Thanks


 
 
 

Canadian Grain Car Colour Scheme

Post by David Copelan » Mon, 04 Jan 1999 04:00:00


I've seen the Sask. scheme as well.

Dave.

Quote:

>Check with your local hobby dealer for Intermountain kits.  Definitely have
the
>Alberta (blue w/yellow lettering) and other Canadian grain cars.  Not sure
of
>the Saskatchewan scheme.

>Robert

 
 
 

Canadian Grain Car Colour Scheme

Post by tgr.. » Tue, 05 Jan 1999 04:00:00


...
: 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
: brown.

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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Canadian Grain Car Colour Scheme

Post by nscalecorne » Tue, 05 Jan 1999 04:00:00


...if you are looking for the <Saskatchewan scheme> I know only
one address, take a look at:
http://www.pwrs.pwcom.com/
there are CN (SKNX) and CP (SKPX) road #'s available...
(the cars are made by InterMountains exclusively for
Pacific Western Rail Systems)


RWhite1203 schrieb in Nachricht

Quote:
>Check with your local hobby dealer for Intermountain kits.  Definitely have
the
>Alberta (blue w/yellow lettering) and other Canadian grain cars.  Not sure
of
>the Saskatchewan scheme.

>Robert