Notes on Finishing AMTRAK #486
- Roof and chassis:
- Engine Black
- Other body:
- Platinum Mist
- Third Rail Pickups:
- Third Rail electrical boxes and wiring:
- Grimmy Black.
(I also used Grimmy Black for the louvers and the grill under the HEP generator’s fans.)
- Cigar Band:
- AMTRAK Phase III stripes and the word "Amtrak"
(I used some leftovers from some MicroScale decals for AMTRAK Phase III passenger car decal sets.
I applied the decal stripes over the pre-painted louvers and portholes and when the decals were dry, cut out the portholes and louvers.
- The numbers are from Champ’s AMTRAK diesels decals (black letters, late Phase I) — this is what the local hobby store had in stock.