Gang, have a USRA Heavy Mike that came to me custom painted as Erie # 3209. Very nice with what I think is the "just right" weathering. It's a long story, ( started with one of the markers out, then why not add lit number boards? and down the rabbit hole I went ) but the smoke box front needs to be 80% repainted. Wondering what color you use to get that graphite look? I realize I may be best off to just repaint the front, but want a close enough match to the boiler section --- yeah, yeah, I don't want much he said.... Thanks, Bruce in Mount Airy, MD
"....that graphite look" covers a bit of territory! 😉 - I have a canister of Dixon's Flake Graphite on the shelf, but I've never been able to open it......
Maybe take a look at Lark Light Grey or Lark Dark Grey depending on your definition of what color graphite is at any given moment.
You might try Scalecoat's graphite and oil offering as a starting point. Might be able to lighten or darken to a match if not close enough as is. Scalecoat is now made by Minuteman Models - see minutemanscalemodels