Re: Another means of adding chalk markings
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A quick search for “railroad chalk” will produce a number of hits, with different brands and types. Many of them related to the building trades, as the 1” chalk is still used to mark lumber and building supplies.
From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Andy Cich
Sent: Wednesday, December 2, 2020 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Another means of adding chalk markings
The document I attached gave instructions for inspectors to mark cars with a crayon. I am wondering if “crayon” is another term for railroad chalk.
The chalk was a 1” stick, so the markings could be seen at a distance. Railroad chalk is still sold and used in a number of commercial applications.
The attached image is a page from a Pennsylvania Railroad Chicago Switching District instruction manual dated January 1, 1952,
Would the marks described be visible as “chalk marks”? Or would the described marks be too small to see on a model?
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