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I was wondering if the color of the CC PRR Sharks 6-14532 and the older Legacy non powered PRR Shark match in color?  Does anyone have both of these and could tell me if there is a difference.  I just purchased the CC AA set and am looking for a B unit but don’t want to pay the big bucks for the original one.  Thanks for your time.

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I would hasten to add that in real life the colors would hardly be a perfect match, once wind and weather worked on them for a spell, color shades would be all over the map.

I have the CC PRR Sharks, and they are a bit "greener" than most of my other PRR Brunswick Green locomotives.  I believe true Brunswick Green is very close to black, and the CC PRR Sharks are probably a bit too green.  However, they're good looking engines, so I'll keep them.

I would hasten to add that in real life the colors would hardly be a perfect match, once wind and weather worked on them for a spell, color shades would be all over the map.

I totally agree, which is why I think the hemming and hawing over shades of the same color is often way over the top.

I have the CC PRR Sharks, and they are a bit "greener" than most of my other PRR Brunswick Green locomotives.  I believe true Brunswick Green is very close to black, and the CC PRR Sharks are probably a bit too green.  However, they're good looking engines, so I'll keep them.

Ditto.  I just got the Legacy PRR single stripe units, but I’ll definitely be hanging on to the CC IIs.  The paint on those is pretty sharp.

Legacy version, notice the jet black trucks and fuel tank vs. the color of the body.

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Here are four different “DGLE” offerings all from Lionel.  CC II shark is second from right, 2021 Legacy shark far right.

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Laz,

     GRJ is correct in real life paint fades differently even if all the units were painted at the same time from the same can of paint. Depends on how they were exposed to the elements. You can also buy the latest super base single striped B unit which was just introduced. The PRR would not care if all the units didn’t match. I too have a CC PRR Sharks and think a super base B unit with the two powered sound equipped A units in the CC set would sound great.

JohnB

I remember (very) recently seeing a new in box CCII shark B unit,  on the big E for a fraction of what they normally go for… It was cheap enough that I was toying with the idea of purchasing it to make my CCII set an ABBA.  

I saw one there too when I looked after this topic was posted because I’ve never typically thought of the Shark B-unit as expensive.  I did see one, but it was dropped and a bunch of parts need glued back on.  Not the end of the world, but just read carefully is all.

It is gorgeous.  John and his buddies should do a coffee table book.

When I do a DGLE, I mix a bit of green into the Scale Coat.  Just enough so it doesn't look black, but not nearly as green as Floquil Brunswick, which really is green.

Sharknose

Not in the same class (cast aluminum) but you get the idea - I like a hint of green.  Trucks are black.

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