Re: North Western Refrigerator Line color
Ed, et. al.,
Thanks! That pretty much “seal’s the deal”. I happen to have the hobby paint match for SFRD on my bench, a bottle of Poly Scale Maine Central harvest gold. The Branchline car sides just need grab irons added - I need to add a second set on the left and I’ll use brass instead of the kit’s plastic and they can head to the paint shop.
From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Ed Hawkins <hawk0621@...>
Bruce, Tim, and others interested,
As you probably already know, ACF lot 2044 was a quantity of 100 - 40’ RSM wood reefers NWX 6800-6899 built at the Chicago plant ca. 7-40.
The ACF bill of materials denote “Yellow" for the sides; Mineral Red - rectangle under the door, ends, roof; black - bottom of side sills, steel hardware on the sides, underframe, trucks, side stencils; white - end stencils.
A paint sample of the “yellow” sides attached to the back-inside cover of this document, available for review at the Barriger National Railroad Library, is a yellow-orange shade. It's a virtual match to that used by InterMountain on the SFRD steel rebuild reefers originally offered by Long’s Drug Store.
The National Museum of Transportation has in their ACF drawing collection a number of applicable lot 2044 drawings to include a general arrangement, brake arrangement, and stencils.
If interested in receiving a list of available drawings, contact me OFF LIST at hawk0621@.... An order would need to be placed with the library archivist Teresa Militello at the NMOT.