Re: Stencil On CB&Q Boxcar

Nelson Moyer

I got a good chuckle over “when it was convenient” comment. Thanks for the dose of reality, Tony.


Since we modelers don’t observe those instructions either, the stencils are purely cosmetic.


Nelson Moyer


From: [] On Behalf Of Tony Thompson
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:29 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Stencil On CB&Q Boxcar


Nelson Moyer wrote:

The loading prohibitions on the stencil under discussion are one of several stencils used by the CB&Q. Kit decals may or may not include these stencils, but they can easily be fund in a decal set offered by Jerry Hamsmith. Jerry’s set includes ‘Return Empty to …’ and For … Loading Only’ stencils, plus several other special instructions. 


I once asked a former car clerk, whether those kinds of car-side restrictions or "return to" legends were observed. "Sure," he said, "when it was convenient."


Tony Thompson




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