Re: History of Prototype Freight Car Modeling

Al and Patricia Westerfield <westerfield@...>

Jerry – Virtually all of my cars were lettered differently on each side; I never had the time to build one of each. Some even had different paint schemes. And one hopper car had totally different sides (even different lengths). It had to be photographed at a very specific angle. I often said that if I built another layout it would have to be point-to-loop. – Al Westerfield

From: jerryglow@...
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2012 11:33 AM
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: History of Prototype Freight Car Modeling

That's as good as the stories I've heard of Bob Hundman's models that were painted/lettered on one side only as that was all needed to photograph them. We used to joke about "one sided" models for my friend's layout as it had no reversing loops. If an error was made or damage occurred, that was designated the "wall side"

Jerry Glow

--- In, "Al and Patricia Westerfield" <westerfield@...> wrote:

I’ve heard it said that you could tell which roads Bill Glass was producing by checking the color of the bushes at his house. He supposedly had a fake air conditioner that was actually the exhaust from his paint spray booth. â€" Al Westerfield

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