Re: ATSF Mineral Brown

Nelson Moyer

Ed was the color consultant for Tru Color, ergo Tru Color offers both freight car colors.


Nelson Moyer


From: [] On Behalf Of Tim O'Connor
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2020 6:18 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] ATSF Mineral Brown


Ed Hawkins' scan of ATSF paint samples from 1931 and 1945 (PPG) show a 'red shift'

On 5/28/2020 8:15 PM, Tony Thompson wrote:

otto kroutil wrote:
Tru-scale markets two shades of Santa Fe Mineral Brown, what they call pre and post ‘45 versions, with the latter somewhat more red. Richard Hendrickson’s SFRy. Painting and Lettering Guide by the old SFMO has no such distinction, although it does note Mineral Brown varied from shop to shop over the years somewhat. Was there a change of specs at the end of WWII, or just incidental variations due to regional supplier and manufacturer differences?
     Richard did not believe the Santa Fe changed its Mineral Brown color in 1945, though he freely acknowledged that shop applications varied.
Tony Thompson

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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