LIRR fa-1 paint job

bigford Dec 20, 2008

  1. bigford

    bigford TrainBoard Member

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    how is the rear end? of this old alco painted would the side paint job just follow
    around the back end or was it all black or blue
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    i'm painting one in n scale and cant find any of my Lirr pics anymore
     
  2. up1950s

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  3. SLSF Freak

    SLSF Freak Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Additionally, George Elwood's site has many pics including one showing the back of unit 613 with this paint scheme... it appears to be all black: Long Island Rail Road (LI)

    Regards -Mike
     
  4. up1950s

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  5. bigford

    bigford TrainBoard Member

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    all right boy's black it is :thumbs_up:
     
  6. jimmygolds

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    do you have the book diesels of the sunrise trail? its all long island,it's been out of print for a while and only goes up to 1984 but alot of cool pic's FA's F-7'S C420'S F-M'S ,GP-38-2'S
    if you want to borrow it let me know
     
  7. bigford

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    ok so after a trip to the lhs what would be a good color for the
    blue on the sides. they stock humbrol and modelmaster paints
    and about 4 bottles of poly-s
     
  8. up1950s

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    Don't limit yourself to what a LHS has as far as paints . Order out if needed .

    http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=floquil+color+chart&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

    I have heard that MP blue might be good for LIRR , but age and grime will change the real deal to an almost black over time .
     

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