Re: Freight Car Brown


Brian Rochon
 

Jim,

I notice that all of the listed colors show a start date of 1944. Did these railroads all change their color formulas in that year or would they be accurate for earlier years? I model 1943, so that means freight cars last painted as far back as the late 1930's?

Brian Rochon
Silver Spring, MD

----- Original Message -----
From: James F. Brewer<mailto:jfbrewer@comcast.net>
To: STMFC<mailto:STMFC@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2012 2:04 PM
Subject: [STMFC] Freight Car Brown





Kudos to Ed Hawkins and Tru-Color paint for developing special freight car brown colors; per the June 2012 Model Railroad Hobbyist e-zine:

"With assistance from noted historian Ed Hawkins, Tru-Color Paint ( trucolorpaint.com ) has developed special freight-car brown colors matched to prototype railroad color chips for nearly 50 railroads. Tru-Color paint is an acrylic solvent based paint that dries to a high gloss finish. It is based on a formulation similar to the old Accupaint product line but has been modified to produce a better flow for application with an airbrush directly from the bottle without thinning. The paint sells for $ 4.99 for 1 ounce bottle, $8.95 for 2 ounce bottle, or 16 ounces at $74.95. "With assistance from noted historian Ed Hawkins, Tru-Color Paint ( trucolorpaint.com ) has developed special freight-car brown colors matched to prototype railroad color chips for nearly 50 railroads. Tru-Color paint is an acrylic solvent based paint that dries to a high gloss finish. It is based on a formulation similar to the old Accupaint product line but has been modified to produce a better flow for application with an airbrush directly from the bottle without thinning. The paint sells for $ 4.99 for 1 ounce bottle, $8.95 for 2 ounce bottle, or 16 ounces at $74.95.

Tru-Color plans to introduce two new colors each month. Freight car brown for Union Pacific 1944-1960s (TCP-180), and Kansas City Southern 1944-1960, were released in May. Scheduled for release this month are Atlantic Coast Line 1944- 1960’s (TCP-182), and Chicago & Northwestern 1944-1960’s (TCP-183). The July release will include Frisco 1944-1960’s (TCP-184), and Central of Georgia 1944- 1960’s (TCP-185). Louisville & Nashville 1944-1960’s (TCP-186), and Grand Trunk Western 1944-1960’s (TCP-187), are scheduled for release in August."

All sounds interesting and very promising. Thanks for all the work!

All sounds interesting and very promising. Thanks for all the work!

Jim Brewer

Glenwood MD

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