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You may want to try several colors on test sheets prior to making a decision.  I have a lot of PRR and nearly none of it matches.  K-Line's color on the heavyweights always seemed a hair darker than the streamlined cars.  K-Line's Tuscan Red tends to be more towards the brown side of the spectrum vs. the red side. 

Sadly this is prototypical as the PRR changed the formulation of Tuscan over time due to changes in the quality of paint pigments.

True-Color also makes excellent paints.  However, it has been said that Scale Coat makes a very good representation of the color.  It is a little redder than some of the others I've used such as Floquil.

Good luck!

 

Yes Jonathan, the PRR passenger colors did change from time to time. I found a chart on a google search and posted it on some thread, perhaps "what ...did on layout today" So my problem is matching that K-line version of Tuscan. Even if I find the exact color formula, the patches will be different than the aged paint on the car, but a little weathering might make that less obvious. Thanks for your reply.

I have a paint color scanner at the office that will color match the closest colors for up to 25 brands of paint or something like that.  I was surprised at how accurate it is.  If I get back to the office anytime soon, I can try it out and see what comes up.  Is this streamlined or heavyweight car?  I have both to see how close it will match.  I also have several manufacturers color samples at my office as well.

@GG1 4877 posted:

I have a paint color scanner at the office that will color match the closest colors for up to 25 brands of paint or something like that.  I was surprised at how accurate it is.  If I get back to the office anytime soon, I can try it out and see what comes up.  Is this streamlined or heavyweight car?  I have both to see how close it will match.  I also have several manufacturers color samples at my office as well.

Any chance this ever happened? I've got a couple of cars I'd like to get to at least a close match with the K-Line PRR heavyweight paint color.

@Magicland posted:

Any chance this ever happened? I've got a couple of cars I'd like to get to at least a close match with the K-Line PRR heavyweight paint color.

This came and went out of my head like most of my train projects these days.  I will need to make a trip to my storage unit to get the car.  I need to head down there one weekend soon anyway as the standard gauge items from Christmas have yet to go back there yet.

@Magicland posted:

That's great if I want my kitchen or dining room to match the K-Line PRR cars, but it doesn't do a heck of a lot towards finding me a paint suitable for them which is close in color.

Well,,,,,,,,if they can match a paint color for your kitchen or dining room that is an EXACT MATCH for your K-Line PRR passenger cars, why can't you spray that same paint on the cars?

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