Re: Flatcar deck color


I have been through my photo collection. Unless the car is new, the decking appears to be weathered gray. The same weathered gray a old cross ties or even my cedar fence.


J. Stephen Sandifer

Minister Emeritus, Southwest Central Church of Christ

Webmaster, Santa Fe Railway Historical and Modeling Society

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Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:04 AM
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Subject: [STMFC] Re: Flatcar deck color

."And no great care was given during loading/unloading either. In the real world no one ever worried about what flat car decks looked like after use, so modelers shouldn't worry about it either."

My intent was to say a modeler can do nothing wrong w/ weathering. There's a very good probability it has happened in the real world. That was my experience in my conductor days..

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