Re: Paint Question On FW&D Boxcars

Nelson Moyer

The Q painted all boxcars a mineral red color on all surfaces including trucks through 1958. I don’t model beyond that date, so I won’t comment on the Chinese Red era. I like Tru Color CB&Q Freight Car Red, but if you use it be sure to prime with Tamiya Fine Light Gray.


Nelson Moyer


From: [] On Behalf Of WILLIAM PARDIE
Sent: Sunday, May 10, 2020 2:04 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Paint Question On FW&D Boxcars




In my isolation I am completing work on  Fort Worth and Denver (CB&Q) boxcar in the 8300 series.  My question is weee the trucks and under-rated the same color as the car or were they black?

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Thanks in advance for any help.


Bill Pardie

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