Easy NP question

DeaconKC Jul 23, 2022

  1. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC TrainBoard Member

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    Okay, decals on the way in for a Northern Pacific WV caboose. Looking at color internet pics, it is difficult to be sure what the red color was. Did it start out as a red, dark red or cranberry color and then fade to oxide red or did it start out as oxide and then fade to brown? Never saw a prototype one myself,so I am asking you guys.
     
  2. Allen H

    Allen H TrainBoard Supporter

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    Atlas made one in N scale, however it's not a wide vision...

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  3. DeaconKC

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  4. John Moore

    John Moore TrainBoard Supporter

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    Having grown up between the NP and GN during the last years of steam and trying to geese back 60-70 plus years I do not remember ever seeing that bright of a red on the cabooses. More like an oxide red or reddish brown.
     
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  8. DeaconKC

    DeaconKC TrainBoard Member

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    Thank you!

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    That first pic is perfect! You can see the difference in the red of the Monon and the body of the caboose. Thank you!
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    I agree, John. I too saw the last of NP's active revenue steam, and on to the (ugh) "merger". There was no reddish hue that I can recall.
     
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  11. DeaconKC

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    Well, ratz! No fair bringing facts into this! I guess RS1s would still have been running then, or else I need to repaint another caboose!
     
  12. badlandnp

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    The NP wood cabeese were painted a red color that faded to the oxide brownish/red very quickly. It was the cheapest 'red' available, naturally!
     
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  13. rray

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    I painted my NP 24' wood cabeese in Floquil Mineral, Tuscan, and Oxide Red to represent the various states of freshly painted to faded and weathered, as that's what I seen when looking at photos. I painted my Extended Vision cabeese in the BN Green with yellow like the photo above.


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  14. DeaconKC

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    Okay, youse dirty fur-bearing, flea-bitten varmints have me all messed up now. I can either paint the WV caboose in the brown scheme [and yup there is a prototype picture] or do it in the BN merger green/yellow scheme! It's going behind a RS1, so what's your opinions? {And yes, I do know what that can let myself in for!] Because that Green Yellow scheme is gorgeous.
     
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  15. rray

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    I would do the green and yellow scheme. The brown one is boring, and don't really look like an NP caboose.
     
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  16. DeaconKC

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    Yup, I think you are right. And the decals coming in will do either. Time for some white primer.
     

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