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Originally it stood for Peter Built Locomotives (proprietor Bill Peter), in Ukiah, CA. Google Star Brand paint.
On Aug 31, 2020, at 2:38 PM, Andy Miller <aslmmiller@...> wrote:
Who is PBL ? The only Star brand paint I can find on the internet is an African company making house paint!
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2020 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Flat Black
Now that Testor’s (ModelMaster) have apparently left the hobby market (joining with MTH next April), what have listers been choosing for their solvent based paints, particularly flat black. The Tamiya is excellent, but also the very flattest of any flat black imaginable. I have some Floquil left, but it is from the end of production, it never drys, and is -hesitantly- headed for the trash.
You can still buy Scalecoat, or the Star Brand paint from PBL is very dependable. I find myself using it more and more.