Re: CN bcr

Ian Cranstone

On Nov 29, 2019, at 6:05 PM, Clark Propst <> wrote:

I’m assembling an F&C CN SS 40’ box car kit. I’ve ordered Black Cat decals and would like to know what shade of bcr the car should be? Reder, oranger, or browner?
Thanks in advance!
CN had a tightly-controlled standard pallette of colours, and in this case the standard colour was Red #11, which was a reddish version of brown. As the colour aged, the reddish tone faded and the car would become increasingly brown.

A number of paints have been mixed to match CN Red #11 over the years, but be aware that this colour really only works for a freshly-painted car.

Ian CranstoneOsgoode, Ontario, Canada

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