Is anyone else worried about the color of Lionel’s new J?  The passenger cars and tool car seem a little bright.  I’m worried about what that stripe is going to look like.  Maybe I’m wrong.  

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They did the same thing with the Reading & Northern Coaches last year. The red was VERY bright. I kinda figured Lionel couldn't mess up too bad with this engine since she has a rather simple color scheme. I guess we'll have to wait and see...

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N&W 1218 posted:

You guys are worried about color match? I’m shaking in my boots about the stripe lining up with the tender. I altered my last one but not this time. It better be dead on or I’m sending it back. 

There was also the backwards letter used in place of a number on the 612:

Backwards S masquerading as the # 2  

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The Portland Rose posted:

Maybe they will give it some articulated chuffing sounds!  

I doubt it. I heard Lionel said on Facebook that it will have the same sounds as the 2012 J, but with the new 611 crew talk. They also said that 611's stripe color has changed over the years, so hopefully the stripe would be the correct color.

albertstrains posted:

I guess Lionel doesn’t have access to any original paint chips or formulas?

   I’m sure they exist with a historical society somewhere

   I don’t understand the lack of research on colour and graphics by Lionel MTH and others.

  No excuse really

Al

Sorry to say they don't, at least not for the original (40's/50's) paint. This can result in a big bone of contention within the society ranks. Everyone everywhere has their own idea of what steam era N&W Tuscan Red should look like.
In my own opinion, Lionel had the paint right with the original 18" passenger cars. 

The newer version of the "Business cars" is a completely different color paint. A simple inquiry to NS should result in paint chips to match.

Good points; however, the 611 and OCS consist are alive and well.  They could have matched the paint colors with the real things!

What is the difference between a model railroader's wife and a widow?  There is no difference.  Both know exactly where their husbands are at all times.

 

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~ Philippians 4:13

lionel89 posted:

Good points; however, the 611 and OCS consist are alive and well.  They could have matched the paint colors with the real things!

The color of the 611 stripe should be completely different from the OCS car color.
The 611 stripe should match the "Norfolk And Western" passenger cars, it is a non-metallic color.
The OCS cars are a metallic color and have a bit of purple tint to them.
Now, being that it seems to be too much to ask for everyone to get on the same page/color chart, they should at least match the color of their own cars from run to another.

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