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---In STMFC@..., <atsfus@...> wrote :
I would suspect the color they are describing is an orangey
fire engine red,
Would that be a color similar to the early
ATSF E1 red/orange? BLI thinks in terms of sales (don't blame
them) so some discussion about the E1 colors was that many
people might avoid buying because they thought the color might
be wrong. So on the Hookers is it possible they almost got it
right but should have added more red? All the early tinplate
stuff is a bright orange and they may have followed that. Not
all the tinplate stuff was wrong!
Hey, I don't know anything about this, other than Ed Hawkins' info says "red" and the Lionel cars from the fifties are orange. Then again, the color could have changed in the intervening years, especially since Hooker didn't seem to own the "Pliolite" trademark. All I know is that if Piolite is anything like Pliobond, "Pliolite red" isn't the color of the coating, since Pliobond is pink... well, dark pink. So, the color being described is likely the color that was associated with the trademark, which has been consistently orange-red since the sixties at least.