VO1000 paint schemes

Discussion in 'Baldwin Locomotive Works' started by Larry F., Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Larry F.

    Larry F. Member

    Does anyone know the color of the trucks and underframe on the blue and white VO660s or the VO1000s? I've only seen b/w photos and it appears to be a light gray or maybe silver. Thank you. Larry F.
  2. renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013)

    renapper (Richard Napper RIP 3/8/2013) Passed away March 8, 2013

    I could be wrong, but I think they were silver.
  3. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I'll bet on silver. That's what Don did on his SLSF 204 - and I'm sure he researched it well, and that's what Tom calls for on his Oddballs decal set 87-773 for the early Frisco blue VO's.


    ps: Regarding the paint to use, I'd suggest an aluminum rather than a silver, i.e., ModelMaster 1781 (Aluminum) rather than ModelMaster 1790 (Chrome Silver). A darker shade, perhaps for a well weathered unit, would be ModelMaster 1780 (Steel).
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