LGB Red wheel color?

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I have an LGB Mogul 21181 with the red wheels. I want to replace the brush contacts in the tender with ball bearing wheels but they only come in black. I am assuming LGB used the same color red on all their red wheels but I could be wrong. I don't have another engine around to compare. Has anyone found a good color match to LGB's red wheels?
 

idlemarvel

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I have found Humbrol 174 Signal Red Satin is a good match. I'll send a picture later this morning so you can judge.
 

dunnyrail

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I have used Montana NC-Acrylic. Not sure thay quote any colours though the only can I have states “Montana Gold” on the side but I suspect that could be a brand name. There is also a red on the top if the can of S3000 so that could be the colour. I got this from an art shop in Cambridge, quite expensive but I am pleased with the match. Was used on the Mallett below, LGB 0-4-0 for comparison too right. Nite that the Maklett has been ket down some by weathering.
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idlemarvel

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This is Humbrol 174 compared to LGB chassis red. I painted the metal wheel rims, hard to tell unless you are close up.

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I got two coats on the LGB wheels and they look pretty good. I probably should have used some primer or white first to cover the black but oh well.
The signal red is a pretty close match to the wheels on the loco. However, and I never really noticed it until I went to paint them, the wheels on the tender of the 21181 are a different color. The loco wheels are an orangish red. The tender's wheels are more of a pinkish red. So, now I have tender wheels which match my loco, have less drag, and two extra power pickups. <yay> I found that just from swapping out the brushes for ball bearing wheels in my other Mogul allowed that engine to pull one extra coach or two empty freight cars up my 3% grade.
I put the old red wheels on one of my Christmas cars. I might paint all my christmas car wheels a bright red as they look good.