Baldwin green paint scheme

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Re: Baldwin green paint scheme

Post by Glenn Brooks » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:23 pm

Thanks Mike, yes, ive also always liked the look of the Ottaways. This one has been around the Seattle area for 50 years or so, but went underground back in the early 70’s and didn’t surface until I bought it two years ago. Sort of a barn find, but surprisingly, known to the local steam boat fleet and unknown to the live steam RR bunch.

I am certainly interested in pursuing a modern paint formula for the original Baldwin green. Not sure if the powder code vendors can work with paint codes, or simply match by eye to an existing sample. Apparently it is possible to submit a Benjamin Moore or Sherman Williams metal exterior paint sample to obtain a Baldwin green powder coating formula. That way it could be available for use either way.

Ian Wallis just sent out a holiday card with what looks like another possible example of what looks like your paint sample, used on a new build on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway in North Devon, UK. The photo was taken by Ian’s friend John Pigott.

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Re: Baldwin green paint scheme

Post by SZuiderveen » Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:47 am

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Re: Baldwin green paint scheme

Post by Harlock » Mon Dec 25, 2017 10:07 pm

Kevin S wrote:Mike, what is the paint manufacture for the above paint formula, as different manufacture have different codes and names for color. Also There is different paint lines from the same manufacture to allow for different VOC laws around the country.
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Here is the remainder of the information:

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Manufacturer: PPG
Brand code: 27-1
Mixing Scheme: Shopline (JE)
Density: 7.79 lbs / gal
VOC Reg.LWLE 4.34 lbs/gal
VOC Act. 2.84 lbs / gal
And once again the formula, to put it all in one place:

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SKU  Desc.                  Inc. (part)    Cum. (part)
J89  Deep Basecoat Black    273.9          273.9
J29  Organic GS Yellow      23.4           297.3
J83  Tinting White          10.0           307.3
J51  Red Oxide              51.1           358.4         
J33  Blue Shade Green       0.5            358.9
J41  Grn Shade Blue         0.5            359.4
J92  Drier                  9.5            368.9       
J93  Clear                  129.5          498.4
So if you go to any PPG paint dealer, they should be able to sort you out. The original sample was purchased in Nevada.
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