As some readers are well aware I have been painting my New York Central, Penn Central and Empire Belt rolling stock with Krylon rattle can Sea Glass Green. Recently I stumbled across a very pleasant coincidence. A newly purchased Roundhouse P&LE boxcar was a very close match for the home painted cars. Even better I found my small fleet of Accurail NYC cars were an almost exact match of the rattle can color.
Let's take a look;
Roundhouse brand 40' P&LE boxcar purchased at recent train show
Accurail 50' boxcar, Roundhouse 40' boxcar(shown above), home painted Empire Belt 50' car with NYC oval and three Accurail NYC cars blending in very nicely. A pleasant coincidence indeed!
Home painted Empire Belt freight cars bring up the rear. PC caboose 18418 is home painted using Jade Green rattle can paint form a company called American Slings. The bay window caboose is factory painted from Athearn.
On the Empire City viaduct factory and home painted cars intermingle
Not a bad match if I do say so myself! E.B.R.R. 50'er is home painted, the next four cars are factory painted from Accurail and then another E.B.R.R. home painted car.
As a home painter of rolling stock having my home painted cars blend in seamlessly to some of their factory painted counterparts is very rewarding.
Here's a short video of the train above rumbling thru Empire City.