Kato New UP City of Los Angeles Armor Yellow Color?

kverdon Sep 20, 2018

  1. kverdon

    kverdon TrainBoard Member

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    Hi All,

    I was wondering if if anyone has gotten the new Kato City of Los Angeles and can report on the shade of Armor used in this run? Is it closer to the last “Orange Yellow” of the previous run or more a “Lemon Yellow” of the older UP Passenger cars?

    Thanks,

    Kevin
     
  2. cfquinlan

    cfquinlan TrainBoard Member

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    The latest run matches the first run and business cars perfectly (bottom three cars in this picture). The top car is the run from the 90s and has more of that lemon color.

    Hope this helps!
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  3. kverdon

    kverdon TrainBoard Member

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    Thanks! That answered it perfectly.
     
  4. 501

    501 TrainBoard Member

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    It may just be the lighting but each car looks to be a different color.
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  5. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I agree. Good eye. :)
     
  6. NorsemanJack

    NorsemanJack TrainBoard Member

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    It's the lighting. Look at the trucks as well. Those haven't changed. There's only lemon and better.
     
  7. EMD F7A

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    Now, I recall someone saying a ways back Kato's a bit two-sided about their color claims. One, they only run things in Pantone colors... the reason they won't run an NCL. Two, they do run things NOT in Pantone colors (including some recent trains....)

    Is that just blab or are they really being duplicitous?
     
  8. Randy Hein

    Randy Hein TrainBoard Member

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    Virtually every Kato UP run has been a different yellow. The car's in the picture are exactly as they appear (I have them all). the only difference I see in the trucks are two are silver and two are grey. Even the two COLA's are NOT exactly the same (but close). The Business Train is definitely darker than both COLA's (bordering on Aspen Gold).
     
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