Colour Accuracy (A for accurate) Manufacturer's number or identification Manufacturer Type (Water-Based or Spirit-Based) Comment
CN Aluminum #10
CN Copper- Bronze #10 Was the metallic gold paint used on diesels from 1948 through 1952
CN Copper- Bronze #11
CN Cream Close Catwihisker Yellow Polly Scale WB Another colour of significance is the cream which accompanied the green (or was used on its own) for station trim, and Dan Kirlin deserves the credit for pointing out that Polly Scale Catwhisker Yellow is a close approximation to this colour.
CN Dark Navy Blue #?? There is the dark navy blue as found on express delivery trucks. Does anyone have any literature defining it to be Blue No. ?.
CN Green #10 Close CNW Dark Green Modelflex WB Is a dark blue green which was used on baggage wagons, certain steel reefer maple leaf monograms and probably a few other places that I haven't picked up on. ( S. Swain )
CN Green #11 A CN Green #11 Modelflex WB Was used for the green on Engines and passenger cars until 1961.
CN Green #11 A CN Green #11 CN Lines Scalecoat SB Was used for the green on Engines and passenger cars until 1961.
CN Green #12 ?? 110256 Floquil SB Was used on Box Car doors to indicate paper service
CN Grey #10 Close L&N Grey Modelflex WB
CN Grey #11 A CN Grey #11 Modelflex WB Was used on freight service steel reefers and most covered hopper cars from 1943 through 1961
CN Grey #11 A CN Grey #11 CN Lines Scalecoat SB Was used on freight service steel reefers and most covered hopper cars from 1943 through 1961
CN Grey #12 Was used on most maple leaf monograms from 1944 to 1961 and on some freight car doors in the 1960's.
CN Grey #17 A AP-42 Accu-paint Was used after 1961 for caboose, diesel and passenger equipment for handrails, striping and lettering.
CN Grey #17 A 110252 Floquil SB Was used after 1961 for caboose, diesel and passenger equipment for handrails, striping and lettering.
CN Orange #10 A CN Orange #10 Modelflex WB Is called Morancy orange and was used on cabooses from 1943 to 1968.
CN Orange #10 A CN Orange #10 CN Lines Scalecoat SB Is called Morancy orange and was used on cabooses from 1943 to 1968.
CN Orange #11 A CN Orange #11 CN Lines Scalecoat SB This is a red orange used on engines( after 1961 ), cabooses ( after 1968 ) and passenger lettering after 1961 and on present day MOW equipment.
CN Orange #11 A AP-18 Accu-paint SB This is a red orange used on engines( after 1961 ), cabooses ( after 1968 ) and passenger lettering after 1961 and on present day MOW equipment.
CN Orange #11 Close Chevy Engine Red Testors SB or WB This is a red orange used on engines( after 1961 ), cabooses ( after 1968 ) and passenger lettering after 1961 and on present day MOW equipment.
CN Orange #11 ?? 110250 Floquil SB This is a red orange used on engines( after 1961 ), cabooses ( after 1968 ) and passenger lettering after 1961 and on present day MOW equipment.
CN Orange #12 Close D&RGW orange Modelflex WB Used on work equipment ( like ballast hoppers ) after 1968. Orange #12 is a slightly different shade of Orange#10.
CN Red #10 Close Santa Fe Red Modelflex WB Is a scarlet or signal red used for main line switchstand targets, steam locomotive window sashes, pipe fittings & painted number plates on steam locomotives, steel reefer and covered hopper lettering, etc. Modelflex Santa Fe Red is very close to the original Red #10 chip. (S. Swain)
CN Red #11 A CN Red #11 Modelflex WB Was used on box cars until 1968.
CN Red #11 A CN Red #11 CN Lines Scalecoat WB Was used on box cars until 1968.
CN Red #12 A? 414281 Polly Scale WB Used on freight cars after 1968. This colour is slightly darker than Red #11 a more standard box car red.
CN Red #12 A? 110074 Floquil SB Used on freight cars after 1968. This colour is slightly darker than Red #11 a more standard box car red.
CN Red #12 A? Dark Tuscan Oxide Modelflex WB Used on freight cars after 1968. This colour is slightly darker than Red #11 a more standard box car red.
CN White #10 Is a pure white.
CN Wine Close CP Tuscan Modelflex WB This was the enamel used on steam locomotive cab shades.
CN Yellow #10 Close BNSF Yellow Modelflex WB Is used on switchstand targets for non-main line track (yards, etc.). Modelflex BNSF Yellow is fairly close to the original Yellow #10 chip. (S. Swain)
CN Yellow #11 A CN Yellow #11 Modelflex WB Was used on engines and passenger equipment until 1961.
CN Yellow #11 A CN Yellow #11 CN Lines Scalecoat SB Was used on engines and passenger equipment until 1961.
CN Yellow #12 Close Railbox yellow Modelflex WB Is a somewhat darker than Yellow #10. It was used on motor cars, hand cars, some box car doors in the 1960s to indicate newsprint service, box car type of dots [A B C X] of the early 1960s, etc. Modelflex RailBox Yellow is fairly close to the original Yellow #12 chip. (S. Swain)