John Sykes III
Then it is safe to assume that the roofs were brown too (no black roof cement)? I think I could see from some of the pics that galvanized roofs (later) were left unpainted.
P.S. IMWX made some nice cars, but all mine are undec's. Or did you decal yours? If so, where the heck did you get DL&W boxcar decals??? Champs (I have some) were the 1955 scheme.
P.P.S. I've had lots of parts broken off by the ham-fister members of the RR club down here, they do not appreciate prototype models.