Color of Vgn Trainmasters
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Thu Jan 3 23:11:56 EST 2008
Harold, I do think Russ's main point was that the
apparent brown was a bad color photo. But mostly, I
would like to thank you for putting this complete
information out there. This is very useful stuff.
[And if you did the VGN 2-8-8-2 article a few Arrows
ago, I want to personally thank you for that also].
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> Russ: My friend I must disagree with you on the
> number of paint colors used on VGN H-24-66's and
> H-16-44's. According to VGN drawing No. 1949-D Here
> is a list of the paints used by VGN;
> 1. Black Dupont Duco #254-2234 -entire roof, center
> band sides and ends, fan screens, and end diagonal
> 2. Yellow Dupont Duco #254-2490 - panel below roof
> line and above machinery hood doors, handrails and
> supports, grab irons, side panels, edge of steps and
> footboards, kickplate on footboards, and diagonal
> stripes on ends.
> 3. Red Dupont Duco #254-394 - background on monogram
> and fuel fill cap
> 4. Imitation Gold Dupont Duco #254-3404 - Lettering
> of railroad named (VIRGINIAN) on body sides.
> 5. Black Dupont Dulux Enamel #81-8798 - walkways,
> underframe, fuel tanks, trucks, couplers, pilots,
> footsboards and steps, background on glass in number
> 6. Suede Gray Dupont Dulux Enamel # 81-8950 -
> entire surface of cab interior and machinery
> 7. White Dupont Duco #254-1 -Letters and circles on
> Thus there were seven colors used on the Train
> Masters and they were all Dupont paints. No brown
> appeared anywhere on the locomotives.
> I believe that the painting diagram, VGN drawing No.
> 1949-D, is available from the archive. If not, I
> will be happy to make a copy of my copy for you
> Stephen. Harold Davenport
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> According to the decal sheet for the VGN Trainmaster
> decals available through the Commissary, which are
> from Model Railroad Services, Railbox Yellow is the
> color to use.
> Black is the only other color used on the TM's by
> Hope this helps,
> Russ Goodwin
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> Subject: Color of Vgn Trainmasters
> Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 13:02:10 -0500
> From: nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org
> Hi, hope someone can help me here on the Virginian
> Trainmasters what shade of yellow is a close match
> to that color from what I can tell in the pictures I
> have seen it appears to be a dark type of yellow .
> Also is the brown on it called rooftop brown or what
> any help here is appreciated
> Stephen Daniel
> Chesapeake ,va>
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