I found the red engine and blue cars while cleaning under the layout. They had been taken apart and in a box for probably 10 or more years waiting to be repainted. I decided to do a take off on the blue comet colors and I didn't have any blue passenger cars or red steam engine. I left the windows original because they are rubber stamped. I was going to do the engine in the same blues as the cars until I found the tender and even though it is crackled I did not want to repaint it. The Stream line set was repainted about 25 years ago when I lived in CA. This was in junk condition and in a box at an auction.