Re: Flat Black

John Hagen <sprinthag@...>

Yes, the only time I’ve seen really “flat” has been on some builders’ photos of Alco steam locos. They would paint one side black and photograph that side so all the “detail” would show in the photo. After the photo shoot the loco would be returned to the paint shop to have glossy paint applied. I do have some of those builders photos.

I believe this was done by other loco builders too.

John Hagen


From: <> On Behalf Of Randy Hees
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 10:35 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Flat Black


Does everyone realize that "Flat" black was not a color used by railroads.. it is a color used by modelers...   Linseed oil paints were naturally semigloss to glossy... but weathered to flat... 

Randy Hees... 

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