Re: Lights out at the "Pub"

Tony Thompson

Tim O'Connor wrote:


lol -- yeah, "weathering" these days seems to be synomymous with "incredibly
rusted and filthy". If you model any era before the year 1990, you might want
to lighten up on the filth! :-)

It's funny how rarely people model SHINY BRAND NEW freight cars . . .

      Tim, you forget how dirty freight cars often were in the steam era. Look at photos from before 1950 to refresh your memory. And I have possession of photos taken in those days within a month or two of the manufacture of a particular freight car, and there is a definite haze of dirt and dust already. I would say any transition era layout had better NOT have more than one SHINY NEW car.

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