Hello all,

So I am soon going to be in the process of painting some of my coaches to a Southern Pacific Scheme. As I have been looking around though it seems as though Narrow Gauge Coaches were as "fancy" as their standard counterparts. They currently are a dull green. I was thinking of painting them like the Daylight Scheme or a dark reddish brown. Thoughts or suggestions?

 

If it helps at all, the locomotive that will (mostly) be pulling theses is a solid black with gray front.

Greg R.

Lone Star Hi Railers

Metal Fabricator

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It's your railroad, so of course whatever you decide to paint them is correct.  For the most part all SP cars were painted Olive green with Gold Lettering up through the 20's or so and then got "Dulux Gold" - I.E. Yellow Lettering afterwards.  

It is unlikely but not out of the question that the narrow gauge lines would have received a Daylight scheme.  The reality of narrow gauge railroading usually meant little money spent on lower income trains compared to the ones in the public eye.

However, the On30 Daylight would be pretty cool!  Of course you could go with the silver and red stripe standard scheme of post 1958 as well.

Jonathan

 

GG1 4877 posted:

It's your railroad, so of course whatever you decide to paint them is correct.  For the most part all SP cars were painted Olive green with Gold Lettering up through the 20's or so and then got "Dulux Gold" - I.E. Yellow Lettering afterwards.  

It is unlikely but not out of the question that the narrow gauge lines would have received a Daylight scheme.  The reality of narrow gauge railroading usually meant little money spent on lower income trains compared to the ones in the public eye.

However, the On30 Daylight would be pretty cool!  Of course you could go with the silver and red stripe standard scheme of post 1958 as well.

Silver and Red? That sounds more like the Santa Fe, but i see it. Hmm. Ill try experimenting. 

Greg R.

Lone Star Hi Railers

Metal Fabricator

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