Painting a csx locomotive

JoeTodd Oct 12, 2018

  1. JoeTodd

    JoeTodd TrainBoard Member

    Hope this is the place to ask. I'm planning to paint a CSX MOW GP30 and a caboose. Got the decals. Now I need the orange paint. I like true color, and scale coat. But don't know what to match. Your help will be appreciated. Thanks Joe todd
  2. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

    It's been years since I saw one of those; I wish I could help. If you think the bottled orange is to dark, you can add a few drops of white to it. I use this "formula" to mix EJ&E orange. Colors like yellow and orange look best when sprayed upon a base coat of white.

    Member co_riff appears to live deep in CSX country in WV. Perhaps he could help. Prototype paint fades and model paint looks different depending on lighting. My personal opinion is to go with what looks right to your eyes. You can spray out several test colors before committing to locomotive application.
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