DP Passenger Cars

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Sat Oct 17 11:37:45 EDT 2009

Yes, you could start there, but the lack of a color chip is not the problem. As I have said before, the basic problem has to do with the subjective perception of what shade looks too light or too dark on a model. In my experience, most of the factory painted models have been too dark. (Bachmann and now DP are the exceptions. To me, they are a bit too light, although I would prefer that rather than “too dark.” Again, it is a subjective decision, and no modeling committee would be able to satisfy everyone.) Jim Nichols

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What about the "color card" someone mentioned at the pullman archives. Wouldn't this be a good place to start?


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From: NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at nwhs.org>
Subject: RE: DP Passenger Cars
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Date: Friday, October 16, 2009, 6:17 PM

Jim is right as is Bill McClure. The best that a paint committee can do is provide a model standard color to manufacturers so, hopefully, the models all have a similar color. It may or may not be prototypical- and it shouldn’t be due to lighting differences from sunlight to indoor lighting. Is this what the modeling community is seeking? What do you think?

Gary Rolih

Secretary N&WHS


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