@Rusty Traque posted:
The official color for the Santa Fe's smokebox is a color called "Tarpan Gray," which is more gray than graphite (Available from Tru-Color Paints, TCP-333) but is not a "battleship" gray.
However, like everything else in prototype photo's, its color varies depending on conditions.
Yeah, the catalog art is always deceptive when it is not an actual model. It looks so dark like a very dark graphite color. I know that it is a solid color, but since my camera was making things lighter, hard to actually tell how dark it is.
Thanks again Rusty for the history lesson. At least I'm not calling it a boiler front anymore. Smoke box or smoke box door(if referring to the front of the engine where the door is).