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Introduction | General Theory and Practice | Manufacturer Samples | Reference Material | Photography | Contemporary References

Contemporary References.

Articles.

Princes' Mineral Paint by Randy Hees - Coming Soon!

Rawlins Red Paint by Randy Hees - Coming Soon!

Color Cards.

Color swatches using PMS color representing the paint layers found on historic objects.

Color Card: Carson & Colorado Freight Equipment 1881 - 1900 by Randy Hees and Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 1.0MB
Paint samples taken from the remains of Carson & Colorado Boxcar/Reefer #344.

Color Card: Carson & Colorado / Southern Pacific Dayton Depot by Randy Hees and Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 1.0MB
Paint samples taken from the remains of Carson & Colorado depot in Dayton, Nevada.

Color Card: Colorado & Southern caboose #1008 by Randy Hees and Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 1.0MB
Paint samples taken from the remains of Colorado & Southern caboose #1008 (DSP&P 76, DL&G 1514, C&S 310).

Color Card: Railroad Red Paints by Randy Hees and Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 1.3MB
Includes: Tuscan Red, SP/UP CS 11, Rawlins Red, Princes' Metallic, and West Side Lumber Co. Red (from short caboose #4).

Color Card: South Pacific Coast - Coach #39: Body by Randy Hees and Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 1.48 MB

Color Card: South Pacific Coast - Caboose #47: Body by Randy Hees and Andrew Brandon. PDF 0.88 MB

Color Card: Southern Pacific / Union Pacific Depot Paint: 1900 - 1956 by Randy Hees and Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 1.48 MB

Color Card: Virginia & Truckee Railroad passenger equipment 1905 - 1950 by Randy Hees and Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 1.0MB
Paint samples taken from V&T equipment at the Nevada State Railroad Museum.

Illustrations.

Carson & Colorado Railroad - Flat Car #102, circa 1883 by Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 1.4MB
Illustration of a Detroit Car Works built 22' flat car.

Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad - Way Car #76, circa 1883 by Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 1.9MB
Paint information from prototype and period references.

Denver & Rio Grande Railroad - Stock Car #5500, circa 1904 by Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 2.4MB
Paint samples taken from Denver & Rio Grande stock cars 5672, 5522, and others.

Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad - Flat Car #25, circa 1876 by Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 800KB
Illustration of a Detroit Car Works built 22' flat car.

Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad - Flat Car #40, circa 1877 by Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 800KB
Illustration of a Detroit Car Works built 22' flat car.

Nevada Central Railway - Combine #1, circa 1879 by Andrew Brandon. PDF icon 2.6MB
Based on paint information from the restoration report for Monterey & Salinas Valley Combine #1 at the California State Railroad Museum.

South Pacific Coast - Coach #42 circa 1904. by Andrew Brandon PDF 0.97 MB
Lettering and striping drawn to Southern Pacific Common Standards, using paint samples taken from Coach #39 by Randy Hees, Dimensional Data from Mike Collins and Bruce MacGregor.

Introduction | General Theory and Practice | Manufacturer Samples | Reference Material | Photography | Contemporary References

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Revised: March 21, 2017.
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