This cars original picture was black and white from the 20's or so. I decided to paint the tanker upper and running chassis red as well with a black under belly. I guess you can paint yours any color you want as we are not sure of the real cars colors. The cars has "tank lines" on the ends ind the left hand script. The black, red and white circular logo says"car lines" as the original prototype car. This HO scale set will decal 1 tank car. Comes with instructions.