Union Pacific wide Vision cabooses - anyone got some pics?!

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Spongemike, May 18, 2008.

  1. Spongemike

    Spongemike New Member

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    Kia Ora all

    I've got an unpainted Athearn wide vision caboose, that I"m planning on painting in UP colours. I've got some decals, and and yellow pain, but I can't see what colour the roof is supposed to be, and can't find any decent pics of them.

    Should it be yellow, gray, or red?! (Or some other colour?!)

    Might have a bash at repainting some other stiff while I'm at it, so I'll post some pics when I'm done - but don't hold your breath waiting!

    Cheers from NZ

    Mike
  2. UP SD40-2

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    Mike:wav: , the tops of UP's cabooses were red:thumb: .

    :deano: -Deano
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  3. Spongemike

    Spongemike New Member

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    Sweet! thanks for the reply :D

    Cheers from Aotearoa

    Mike
  4. ed acosta

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    I also have some repainting to do on several UP cabooses when I get the chance. Its hard to tell what 'red' color, specifically, the UP used on the roof. Was it 'boxcar red'? The attached photo seems to be the most consistent shade after examining photos of the prototype. Roof colors seem to fade or weather so inconsistently that every car seems to be unique. Please notice that the end ladders and rails were painted a bright red.
    -Ed

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