Re: Hooker Tank Car Colors/Paint Schemes
Richard--In the July 2003 Railroad Model Journal, you had an article published entitled "ICC 105 11,000-Gallon High-Pressure Tank Cars From Atlas HO and N Scale Models." In that article on p. 51 two of these cars in Hooker schemes are shown. This article is available online; seetoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
The caption for SHPX 1291 states:
"By April 1952, when SHPX 1291 was built for anhydrous ammonia service, Hooker had adopted an even more colorful paint and lettering scheme with black underframes, bottom shells, and center bands; orange tank shell and ends; and black-and-white stenciling. This car was at Tacoma, Washington when photographed in March 1955."
Your response to Jim prompts a couple of questions:
1. Is April 1952 not an accurate date for the adoption of the pictured "more colorful" scheme?
2. Although you do not say so explicitly in your article, I took the implication that the Atlas model was reasonably accurate, at least certainly better than "no models for any of these cars that are even remotely accurate." Is this not the case?
Thanks in advance for clearing this up!
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, Richard Hendrickson <rhendrickson@...> wrote:
Jim, I'm sorry to be slow in responding to your questions, as they