Re: Erie 82500-83199 Series Box Car Question
Wow! This car is getting complicated. Has anyone modeled a roof like that? I’d probably take more flack for adding the black paint to simulate car cement than to leave it the way it is, BCR roof and unpainted Apex running board.
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Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:40 AM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Erie 82500-83199 Series Box Car Question
On Feb 6, 2018, at 9:06 AM, Nelson Moyer npmoyer@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
In the event that the original paint specs are useful for Erie 82500-83199, the following comes from the ACF bill of materials for the 700 cars built in lot 2862:
DuPont (300)/Pittsburgh (200)/Sherwin-Williams (200) Metallic Brown - sides; black car cement - ends, u/f, roof seam caps, top of side plate; black - brake parts, trucks; white - stencils; black/Dulux Gold - monogram
This document is available for review or for making copies of desired pages at the Barriger National Railroad Library (St. Louis Mercantile Library).
Because the side plate and roof seam caps were black car cement, a photo of the car from a low angle can give a false conclusion that the entire roof was black. A photo from a higher angle would show otherwise.