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I'm looking for a source of the UP Armour Yellow in a spray can.  Obviously, anything really close will do I suspect given the variation of colors.

I could also pretend I'm Lionel and just use orange paint, but I thought I'd try to get a little closer.

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@ThatGuy posted:

as long as the color looks good to you, John it’s as good as it’s going to get. The sad part is these arguments go on for hours and hours and all you have to do is sit back and think for a minute. Different paint manufactured at different times in different plants will look different. A shop painting one engine may put it on a little thicker than a shop, painting the same engine. Therefore the color will be different. It has to be one of the dumbest arguments and model railroading today

Mth often had reissues sometimes years apart and the colors matched exactly. Take a paint sample to home depot and ask them to match it. They match it exactly using a machine they have there. I suspect lionel just wants customers to buy a new engine, new paint scheme,  that matches the new paint scheme on new passenger cars. Taking care of prior customers to match old colors or new customers with old colors is of no concern of lionel. Lionel can match any color at any time if they wished to match.

The only way to do this is to take what you want to paint to a well stocked hobby store and play a matching game. Even different brands of UP yellow are not close to the same thing.  And with Lionel, it’s really anyone’s guess. It’s entirely possible that any of brand XYZ yellows are the right match, regardless of what the bottle cap says it’s supposed to be.



if it must be in a spray can, you may have luck taking your item to a body shop supply store, and having them put the shell in a spectrometer and mixing you up some auto paint.  

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Chuck on Gscale train forum might well know. He does painting in UP colors. I'd post the direct link, but I think it's not allowed.

Maybe it was

Tru-Color UP Armour Yellow

I don't think posting links to users is a problem, just to commercial sites that aren't advertisers.

There's lots of Armour Yellow paint available, just not in spray cans.

@Craftech posted:

American Flyer Union Pacific Armour Yellow  16-24.  You can pick the sheen.

Website:  My Perfect Color

Pretty Steep though.  Two 11oZ Spray Cans come to $70 including the mandatory $30 Batch Production Fee.

Yep, a little steep!   I actually found that one as well.

Train Enamel. com is the old Charles Wood paints. UP streamliner yellow. There are in Ohio, you can find them by Googling the name. They have rattle cans.

I found them, I don't quite understand their packaging.

What's a "fill Spray"?

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I don't think posting links to users is a problem, just to commercial sites that aren't advertisers.

There's lots of Armour Yellow paint available, just not in spray cans.

Yep, a little steep!   I actually found that one as well.

I found them, I don't quite understand their packaging.

What's a "fill Spray"?

Probably like they do when you go to an auto paint supplier like PPG you can buy specific auto paint colors in pint, quart, etc cans to spray with your own paint spray equipment or you can ask them to fill a spray can and sell it to you.

John

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