Re: Tank car questions

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Richard Hendrickson wrote:
Randy, I have four photos of SCHX cars. One is a photo dated 1952 which shows the rather elaborate Stauffer paint and lettering of that period, and which could be used to prepare artwork for decals. AFAIK, commercial decals have never been produced for this scheme, and Tony's decals won't work, either, as they are for the Southern Calif. branch.
Actually, my decal sheet has both STAX (northern California) and also STLX (southern California). It would be easy to add SCHX reporting marks and typical car numbers if Jerry Glow produces these decals. I will say that the Stauffer car photos I have looked at (probably some if not all of the ones Richard mentioned) seem to suggest that paint schemes were changed often, or that there wasn't really a standard scheme. There seem to be many variations. Richard doubtless has more photos that I have, so his comment on this point would be appreciated.

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