Floquil Paint Equivalents

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I was looking for some enamel paints to use on my wagons/locos that were similar in color to the old Floquil line of RR colors. I came across the "Floquil Paint to Military Color Conversion Chart V1.2" on the Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine website, mhrmag.com. Do a search on "shoofly's blog" it's near the bottom.

I find this chart very helpful as I am looking for modern enamel paints that replicate the Floquil RR colors for use on models that will spend a lot of time outdoors.
 
dunnyrail

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I was looking for some enamel paints to use on my wagons/locos that were similar in color to the old Floquil line of RR colors. I came across the "Floquil Paint to Military Color Conversion Chart V1.2" on the Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine website, mhrmag.com. Do a search on "shoofly's blog" it's near the bottom.

I find this chart very helpful as I am looking for modern enamel paints that replicate the Floquil RR colors for use on models that will spend a lot of time outdoors.
Floquil Paint was great stuff but extremely Toxic as I remember. They had a green that was a superb match for BR Green that I used extensively on my TT Gauge Southern Region Kit built locs.
 
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Tamiya also do a pretty good equivalent to most railroad colours (see their colour chart)in either acrylic or enamel (gloss or flat)