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Here is a scan of an NJI&I paint sample (from Ed's TIFF
scan) and also an "eyedropper" image
made from that paint sample scan.
Painted colors changed quickly in the real world. Unless you
model only new cars, almost any
shade of 'oxide red' is believable.
The colors look right to me, but I calibrated my screen. They
may look different on your screen. :-(
On 7/26/2021 4:35 PM, Ed Hawkins wrote:
Jul 26, 2021, at 1:51 PM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...>
I pulled out the YMW Wabash 88200
series kit from the stash, and realized that the only
color photo I have is the blurry photo of 88803 in a
train. I can’t see the roof and underframe, so I don’t
know the paint color. It appears that the truck side
frames were black. These cars were built by ACF in 1948,
so what was the Wabash paint practice at that time? I’d
appreciate any color photos of these cars, especially
showing B end details and location of the relief valve
88200-88699 was built by ACF in lot 3226. Paint specs from
the ACF bill of materials:
(first 167)/P.D. George Co. (next 167)/Sherwin-Williams
(last 166) - Wabash #10 Red - sides, ends, trucks; black
car cement - roof, underframe; black paint - AB brake
parts; white - stencils.
particular lot did not contain a paint sample, nor did any
other Wabash orders of ACF box cars. It’s redder than “box
car red” but is unlike “red oxide.” The Morning Sun Books
Wabash / NKP / DT&I Color Guide has several photos that
illustrate the color better than I can try to describe in
is the ACF B end builder photo, which is horribly back-lit.
I worked on it in Photoshop, and it can be further adjusted
to suit. Hopefully it’s sufficient to configure the end on
your model & the end stencils.