It seems like I have been collecting articles and parts for this project for nearly 20 years. This week I got serious and carved up the body of an RS3. Now I need some advice regarding sources for paint and detail parts suitable for a Southern Railway locomotive.
1. What do you use for Southern Green paint? I see that Floquil has a color called Southern Green, but I'm not sure how available that is anymore. The cross-reference chart indicated that Model Masters #1764 (European Green) was a possible substitute for the Floquil paint. I prefer to work with something out of the bottle (or can) rather than mixing my own.
2. In the one major color photo that I have, the white band doesn't appear to be true while. It looks a bit like cream white. Now, it could be the photo, but what do those of you who model first generation Southern diesels use for the white band.
3. How wide are the gold stripes? On my B&O models, the upper gold stripe is twice as wide as the lower one. I can't tell for certain on the photos that I have about the Southern diesels.
4. What do you use for the distinctive marker lights?
Thanks for reading this far. All advice and suggestions welcome.