Re: Weathering Hopper Car Interiors

Tony Thompson

Denny Anspach wrote:

Bragdon powders are your forgiving  friends, and make the weathering of hopper and gondola interiors a positive joy.  Tony T's shiny slope sheets are a challenge, but after a few days in the rain, these same sheets are likely to have a pristine patina of new rust. 

    Rain is frequent in Pittsburgh in the summer, but I can't recall seeing any rusty slope sheets. Upper side sheets, yes. Lower side sheets and hoppers, sometimes shiny, sometimes a little yellow rust -- not the dark brown of old rust.

Tony Thompson             Editor, Signature Press, Berkeley, CA
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