I will still be using the stickers. I'd just like the stickers to be on discs that are colored rather than all of the discs in the game being the same "wood" color. Just makes it a tiny bit easier to see what is where.
Just in case I was not clear, I am not trying to use historically accurate company colors (from the real companies). I am just trying to use paint that is close to the colors used in the game for the various company charters.
Don't. Really, don't. There are no real colour mappings and what few there are, are arbitrary and meaningless to the rest of the game.
Every token in the 18XX has (or should have) a sticker attached showing the symbol for that RR. If the token is on the map then it is a station marker and the symbol is clearly shown. If it is on the chart then the company has not run if it is face up and has run if it is face down. Everything else is irrelevant.