paint weathering was State of Maine blue white and red

Bruce Smith


I would submit that this has little or nothing to do with paint in the era of this list, prior to 1960. And in fact, looking at the era of our group, paint formulation changed dramatically over that time frame, making a paint from 1940 likely to weather very differently from a paint from 1955. Thusly reinforcing my plea that any discussion of paint or weathering must include an era!

Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL
From: STMFC@... [STMFC@...]
Sent: Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:49 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] State of Maine blue white and red

Here's something to consider.......

I was looking at 'our' 4-truck, depressed center flatcars earlier at work. 'PHMX' series. Ten years or less ago they were bright TrailerTrain like yellows.

Now they are faded, very chalky looking, almost a pale yellow-flesh color.

Are you going to go for brand new, or a car with a bit of experience in its appearance? ........ or how about one new one and one with more time on it?

Best to ya...
Mike Bauers
Milwaukee, Wi, USA

On May 14, 2015, at 1:59 AM, Tim O'Connor wrote:

I think I'll stick with George Bishop's colors ...

AP- 1 Stencil White
AP- 4 BAR Blue
AP-14 NH Socony Red (aka SP Daylight Red, Rock Island Red, ATSF Warbonnet Red, ...)

Tim O'

if you go for a model RR paint.........

Scalecoat 1 or 2 ...

D&H Blue, S F Blue, B&O Royal Blue, Conrail Blue, C&O Blue, .... Even, dare I say it??? .... Boston & Maine Blue

Best to ya...
Mike Bauers

Posted by: Mike Bauers <mwbauers55@...>


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