Re: Paint Question: NKP 1932 ara boxcar

Richard Hendrickson

On Jul 24, 2013, at 2:52 PM, cereshill <cereshill@...> wrote:


I would appreciate advice on paint colors for this car.
Seeking paint colors for:
Roof walk

Sides and Ends

Thanks in advance,
Brad Andonian
Brad, to get a useful answer, you have to tell us what year the car was painted (not the year it was built, unless you're modeling the 1930s). I'm going to assume that you're modeling the post-World-War-II period, in which case underbody and trucks, ends, roof, and running boards would be black, sides mineral red. If my assumption is wrong, then all bets are off. Freight cars were often in service for 30-40 years or more and paint and lettering commonly varied repeatedly over time, so you really have to be specific - the more specific the better - about the period you';re modeling.

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