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    Default Painting E8's

    In a old issue of Model Railroader in the July 1961 magazine, i believe, they suggest using Caboose Red for the paint color for Frisco E8's. Has anyone used this paint or do you suggest another color for the red?
    Richard E. Napper
    Frisco Northern Model Railroad
    Modeling the Northern Division and Sheffield Steel in Kansas City, MO and Coal Mines in Missouri

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    I think I used Floquil Signal Red on a streamlined car I painted to match another HMK or OMI car, I don't remember which.
    Don Wirth
    Steam crazed since 1940.

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    I also have used signal red in the past, I just wonder why MR suggested Caboose Red?
    Richard E. Napper
    Frisco Northern Model Railroad
    Modeling the Northern Division and Sheffield Steel in Kansas City, MO and Coal Mines in Missouri

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    Default Re: Painting E8's

    As I remember it, there once were (and may still be) two caboose reds from Floquil; one was similar to boxcar red, the other a much brighter red, like MP and Santa Fe used on their later cabooses. Perhaps MR found the brighter red more to their liking.

    GS

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    Default Re: Painting E8's

    I've not painted a Frisco E8 in its entirety, but have matched the P2K color pretty well for detail part add-ons with ModelMaster Insignia Red. After you flatten it, it is a pretty close match.

    Back in 1961, the model railroad paint lines were fairly limited in color selection. Perhaps Floquil only had Caboose Red back then, maybe Insignia Red came later?

    Ken

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