Re: Paint Question On FW&D Boxcars
Rob & Bev Manley
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Same color Mineral Red body, trucks and underframe was Q practice. Most of the photos I've seen had the roof unpainted galvanize. For modeling purposes I start with a light gray and Pan Pastel the rest of it. Until 1958 which was the year Chinese Red was introduced. Then trucks were Black.
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On Sunday, May 10, 2020, 06:57:31 PM CDT, Rupert Gamlen <gamlenz@...> wrote:
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Reading between the lines of the Burlington Route Historical Society's Burlington Bulletin No. 7, on the Burlington's XM-32 boxcars (including the FW&D and C&S cars) and which describes one-stop painting, and which does not mention any change in colors while painting, I would hazard a guess that it was all the same color.
Lincoln City, OR
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.