@Bryant Dunivan 111417 posted:
The metal work is plain, not yellow like the catalog.
I don't have any of these ordered, but I do have a Railfanning the Reading DVD which has several good shots of passenger trains footage, including the Rambles. The Reading was known for painting almost everything green. The early diesel also had green handrails as delivered. Looking at the dvd the passenger cars in the style lionel is making did not have green handrails on the outside. The curve handrail mounted to the bottom of the hinged floor platforms for high platform station were yellow, but you couldn't see it from most angles if the trap door was down.
Here are a couple screen shots for illustration