Re: Galvanized roofs


Craig Wilson
 

And . . . it was common (in the era covered by this list) to coat the roof (and ends and underbody) with black "car cement" to prevent leakage.  This car cement was also prone to peeling off and sometimes was painted over if the car was repainted.  All this is responsible for the wide variety of weathering/coloring on the roofs of these cars for the modeler to ponder and replicate.

And . . . I was told once years ago that the peeling effect was more prominent at the ends and middle (doorways) of the cars.  This is because there was more likely to be empty space above the cargo at these locations thus greater heat build-up there.

Craig Wilson

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