Re: P&WV ACF box cars

Tony Thompson

Ed Hawkins wrote:
It wouldn't take much time before a painted roof began to peel from the galvanized roof sheets.
This is a common opinion, and perhaps appropriate with today's paints. But in my opinion, not true at all in the period of this list. Roof shots in the 1950s do not show that many cars with much paint failure on roofs. I discussed this, along with modeling techniques for a LITTLE paint failure, in a post to my blog about car roofs. If you're interested, you can view it at:

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