I recently picked up a Lionel 259e and a set of 607 passenger cars off of ebay. They were in pretty rough shape. Since the locomotive was in a sad state, I decided to go ahead and repaint it. I disassembled the passenger cars to clean them and I can not decide if I should paint them. I have attached pictures of a few parts so you guys can get an idea of what condition they are in, and I welcome any opinions about repainting the cars. It is worth mentioning that the cars are not in original condition. Someone bolted postwar trucks on them a long time ago. If I go through with the repaint, I will paint the car sides and frames grey, with royal blue roofs, and almond window inserts (the grey and blue will match the locomotive).
Thanks in advance!