I'm looking at painting an engine I got, or not. It is unpainted right now. It is a MTH version of the S2
I can't help wondering about the colors. Except for a few, I thought most steam was painted black. I figure that maybe the GN painted these S2 colors and this is an as delivered scheme?
So my question is were these colors maintained until retirement? I searched a little and only found this
the restored or should I say the preserved versions I've seen seem to have even lighter colors?
Is that just sunlight fading?
I found this in black and white
Can you point me to where I can find more info?
Because of the vandy type tender and the style and details of the engine, I figure it should be kept in GN colors?? Are there other choices that would match the engine's details?