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Yeah.  And the major brands are now one-time use, and throw away all that paint that you cannot get to.

i used to love Krylon.  That went bad, and then I fell in love with Rustoleum.  I have wasted so much Rusoleum in the last two years that I am tempted to bundle all the cans I have and ship them to the CEO.

I am currently having good luck with Dupli-color (Pep Boys).

As to Pullman green, you need an airbrush.  Scale Coat has about four flavors - my favorite is GN Green.  Try a Paasche model H and a cheapie compressor.  Not difficult.

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As to Pullman green, you need an airbrush.  Scale Coat has about four flavors - my favorite is GN Green.  Try a Paasche model H and a cheapie compressor.  Not difficult.

While I can't vouch for the color (haven't used it yet), I can definitely vouch for the air brush. My compressor was $160 including the regulator and water trap. You didn't say what you were painting, but note that at Bob inferred, there are different "Pullman" greens used by different roads. As I recall, Santa Fe's was significantly lighter than the green MTH uses on their cars.

As stated, there's Pullman Green and then there's Pullman Green.  Different shops did their best to match what came off the assembly line.  If you're near a Home Depot, they have paint sample board 6010-3 Olive Suede which is pretty close to Pullman Green.  Not Lionel's rendition, not MTH's rendition, not K-Line's nor Williams.  Pullman Green as it came out of Pullman, Illinois   John in Lansing, ILL.

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Thanks for all the reply's. I have and can use an airbrush. My complaint was the cost of the paint, for such a small quantity.   When I buy a rattle can of paint ,its for the ease of not having to mix and thin the paint. I usually spray it into a large paper cup and then add it to my air brush to get the control the air brush allows. I must say that this forum is a great place to get advice  on what to use and how others are using and doing things.  As old as I may be, I am still learning from some of you folks. I do Thank you all !

Franky-Ogee

I have used Scalecoat (now Minuteman Models) lacquer based Pullman Green and have been well pleased with it.  It is darker than the color Floquil used to call Pullman Green and is a dark rich color.  I purchase my paint in 2oz bottles and use an air brush to paint...no "rattle cans".  The Scalecoat paint dries with a gloss when baked on in an oven at 175F for an hour and is a good surface to apply decals on. Thinned per the instructions on the bottle for air brushing you can paint several models with one bottle of paint.  Now if you are trying to match a "factory painted" model made overseas this color may not work for you but as someone above said, "Pullman Green" varies.

Joe Foehrkolb

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