Oakway Colours

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  1. tapnshunt

    tapnshunt New Member

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    HI from a newby.
    Just got a bodykit for an SD60,and I am going to paint it in OAKWAY colours.
    Can anyone tell me the correct colours to purchase, I know it's blue/white , but is there a specific name for those two colours that EMD used.
    And the name of any paint supplier,,I am in England (taxed to death:rolleyes: ) so am unable to order any paint other than water based acrylics.
    Regards.
  2. LongIslandTom

    LongIslandTom Member

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    The blue and white Oakway paint scheme is exactly the same blue and white paint used on EMD's GP59, GP60, and SD60 demonstrators. I remember Model Railroader magazine had Paint Shop articles on the EMD demo units like 15 years ago, so my memory is a bit fuzzy, but I kind of remember Conrail Blue and Reefer White.

    Hope this helps.
  3. tapnshunt

    tapnshunt New Member

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    Thanks a lot for that Tom, I,ll make a start seaching for the article.
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    I think Conrail blue would be correct for a recently painted unit. Great Northern sky blue might be better for a unit that has been in service and had the paint start to fade.
  5. tapnshunt

    tapnshunt New Member

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    Thanks a lot Russ, much appreciated.