Paint color

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Sat Jul 4 08:14:34 EDT 2015

This is the C425 I want to match.  I shot her with black  but after some
research found that a lot of the C425 High hoods were retired in the
original blue.  So question is, is she blue or black in this photo?

I had picked up a bottle of the ATSF blue after this discussion when I
started this project.  I have since seen three Wabash blue paints, one used
by Lionel, the Badger ModelFlex and a custom mix I have not found again.
I have modeled this unit with some custom made parts.  I picked 1013
because she is listed as stored in Roanoke pending disposition at merger
time in 1982.  She is now on the New York and Lake Erie and was the star
locomotive in John Candy’s movie Planes, Trains & Automobiles.  Yes she is
still alive.

James Wall

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