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    Question DRGW yellow color code

    Hello forum,

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    I've been modelling American RR for a while, with focus on DRGW and I'm planning on repainting some old stock I got and customise it to add it to my Rio Grande collection, and to do so I'm looking for some guidance on which colour the 1962-1984 DRGW yellow is? It's not bright/normal yellow nor orange but I've tried to mix yellow and orange and I can't quite find the right combination. I was wondering if someone has tried it in the past or have any resources on which color name/code is so I can try to buy it mixed already.

    Here are some examples of the tone I'm after.
    image.jpgfwc-DRGWRR-1952-PUBLICITY-SHOT-CONSOLIDATION-LOCO-RIO-GRANDE-1-1200x762.jpg.optimal.jpgef963ccf693cad3b9a628384bb55cfbb--rio-grande-rail.jpeg04910baa68f3caa7972fa5304f569fa1.jpg

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks a lot from a fellow railroad modeller from the UK!

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    I found this online- True color code 46 https://trucolorpaint.com/color-charts/color-database/


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    Oh, thank you for that link! It's super helpful, they seem to be using the darker shade of yellow tho, the one that is closest to orange, as seen here.
    Screenshot 2022-09-13 at 19.25.39.png

    However, browsing a bit online found some Tamiya colours that could be closer to what I'm looking for.

    southern-model-supplies-paint-tamiya-spray-paint-polycarbonate-camel-yellow-ps-19-1464754795324.jpegTAM81703.jpeg

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    Here’s my set of factory painted Kato PA’s/PB’s for reference as well.
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    Hello everyone,

    After some research and actual work on my repaints I'm done with my little project.

    I repainted an Atlas GE Dash 8-40BW and the GP60, both being the second and last on this picture.

    IMG20220927091148.jpgIMG20220927090238.jpg

    I went with Tamiya Camel Yellow (PS19) and Model Color Golden Yellow (70.948) and although on the pictures they look almost like a perfect match, they are missing a bit of orange to be a perfect match but I'm happy with how they all look together. And as you can tell, I have a little obsession with DRGW

    Decals are obviously from Microdecals and the quality is amazing.

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