Re: ATSF Mineral Brown

Allan Smith

Pat Wider's article in PR Cyc #3 Vintage Box Car Painting and Lettering  on page 37 Shows a change in Mineral Brown from the 40's to the 50's. Of course these are old paint matches ATSF 40's Floquil #179 ATSF 50's Accu-paint #12. Richard Hendricksons SF painting and lettering guide just states Mineral Brown no shade difference between 1931 and 1968.

Al Smith
Sonora CA
On Thursday, May 28, 2020, 05:16:09 PM PDT, Tony Thompson <tony@...> 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

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