Modelling Paints

Paint Manufacturer Key

Model

Paint Suggestion / Options

Burlington Route Herald Drawing #78963 (July 1, 1940)
   

Steam Locomotives

Steam Locomotive Painting & Lettering
Smoke Box  
Graphite FL #270-110119 Graphite
  PS #270-501999 Graphite
  SC #640-3 Graphite and Oil
  SC2 #640-2003 Graphite & Oil
Cab Roof  
Prior to 1947  
Black Engine Black is offered from various manufacturers (other variations of Black can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
After 1947  
Black Engine Black is offered from various manufacturers (other variations of Black can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
Red SC# 640-2 Oxide Red
  FL #270-110601 Zinc Chromate Primer
Boiler and Running Gear  
Black Engine Black is offered from various manufacturers (other variations of Black can also be used to obtain a weathered look)

Freight Diesel Locomotives

 
Blackbird Scheme  
Black Engine Black is offered from various manufacturers (other variations of Black can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
Gray AC #102-43 CP Gray
  SC #640-68 CP Gray
Post 1958 Chinese Red Scheme  
Red MF #165-16153 CB&Q Chinese Red
  AP #102-10 Chinese Red
  SC #640-76 CB&Q Chinese Red
  SC2 #640-2076 CB&Q Chinese Red
Gray MF #165-16154 CB&Q Gray
  AC #102-68 UP/MLW Harbor Mist Gray
Grey Backs (F-Units)  
Gray MF #165-16193 CB&Q Imitation Aluminum
Pre-Merger Green  
Green MF #165-1626 BN Green

Passenger Diesel Locomotives

 
Exterior Colors  
Silver MF # 165-1632 ATSF Silver
  Silver is offered from various manufacturers (many variations of silver can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
Anticlimber and Bumpers  
Pre-1958 - Black Engine Black is offered from various manufacturers (other variations of Black can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
Post 1958 - Chinese Red MF #165-16153 CB&Q Chinese Red
  AP #102-10 Chinese Red
  SC #640-76 CB&Q Chinese Red
  SC2 #640-2076 CB&Q Chinese Red

Passenger Cars

 
Heavyweight Cars  
Car Sides  
Pullman Green Pullman Green is offered from various manufacturers
Silver MF # 165-1632 ATSF Silver
  Silver is offered from various manufacturers (many variations of silver can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
Roof, Trucks and Underframe  
Black Engine Black is offered from various manufacturers (other variations of Black can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
Silver MF # 165-1632 ATSF Silver
  Silver is offered from various manufacturers (many variations of silver can also be used to obtain a weathered look)

Freight

 
Insulated Box Cars  
RBBQ & RBCS  
Green  
Yellow  
Refrigerator Cars 1957-1970  
Sides  
Yellow FL #270-110166 UP Armor Yellow
  AC #102-67 UP/MLW Armor Yellow
Ends  
Mineral Brown FL # 270-110179 ATSF Mineral Brown
Roof  
Silver MF # 165-1632 ATSF Silver
  Silver is offered from various manufacturers (many variations of silver can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
Trucks and Underframe  
Black Engine Black is offered from various manufacturers (other variations of Black can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
Various Cars  
Mineral Red MF #165-1615 Maroon Tuscan Oxide Red
Pre-Merger Green  
Green MF #165-1626 BN Green

Waycars

 
NE-NE9's Wooden  
Interior Colors  
Floors  
Dark Maroon  
Walls and Ceiling  
Bunk Car Grey  
Exterior Colors  
Sides (depending on era)  
Oxide Red MF #165-1615 Maroon Tuscan Oxide Red
Chinese Red MF #165-16153 CB&Q Chinese Red
  AP #102-10 Chinese Red
  SC #640-76 CB&Q Chinese Red
  SC2 #640-2076 CB&Q Chinese Red
MOW Orange  
Roof  
Black Engine Black is offered from various manufacturers (other variations of Black can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
Trucks and Underbody  
Black Engine Black is offered from various manufacturers (other variations of Black can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
   
NE 10 - NE13's  
Interior Colors  
Floors  
Dark Maroon  
Walls and Ceiling  
Bunk Car Grey  
Exterior Colors  
Silver MF # 165-1632 ATSF Silver
  Silver is offered from various manufacturers (many variations of silver can also be used to obtain a weathered look)

Structures

 
Depot(s)  
White White is offered from various manufacturers (many variations of white can also be used to obtain a weathered look)
1904 Colors  
Indian Red Base MF #165-1613 Dark Tuscan Oxide Red
  MF #165-1615 Maroon Tuscan Oxide Red
Bronze Green Trim MF #165-16100 Euro Dark Green
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