Re: roof paint (was Re: SP Ogden Yard 50s)


Tim O'Connor
 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/timboconnor/20225659819/

This is not my photo or scan but I uploaded it just to illustrate
the point I was trying to make about box car roofs. Notice the high
degree of paint loss and the blotchiness of the patterns on these cars.
The photo date is 1936 !!

Should every model box car look like that? Certainly not! Should a few
of them? Yeah, why not?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/timboconnor/19791552083/

Here's another -- a postwar NYC box car in 1957. Notice how blotchy the
roof is. Interesting side note -- one of the laterals is wood ! Maybe a
repair ?

Tim O'Connor

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