Re: ATSF Mineral Brown

Norm Buckhart

On May 29, 2020, at 5:03 AM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

Ed was the color consultant for Tru Color, ergo Tru Color offers both freight car colors.
Nelson Moyer
From: [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.ioOn 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'

the text in the center paragraph was written by Richard and gives the TCP numbers and dates applied:

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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