- Help with MEC boxcar color
Re: Help with MEC boxcar color
O Fenton Wells
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I have the MEC Speedwitch MEC kit and hadn't looked at the decals close enough.
Thanks again Marty
Please keep sharing photos of your layout as it is inspiring.
On Fri, Oct 29, 2021 at 4:01 PM Marty McGuirk <mjmcguirk@...
According to “”Northern New England Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment” (Sweetland/Horsley) “Late in 1953 MEC changed from “boxcar red” to green for its boxcars.” There’s a photo in the book of 50-foot boxcar 9006 in New Haven, Conn. in obviously new paint dated April 1954. From what I can tell if modeling fall of 1953 you can include a very newly painted - shiny(!) - car - but obviously the vast majority of MEC boxcars would still have been BCR!
I used the Speedwitch decals that came in the kit for the BCR scheme.
By the way I think the green came in in 1953, but I’ve read where it was 55 so not sure if you know let me know. I too will do the brown scheme for my layout since my time ends in fall of 53 so I can run FM H-16-44’s. But I really like the green
Who’s decals did you use for the brown scheme?
Thanks Marty, that’s exactly what I was looking for
On Oct 29, 2021, at 3:07 PM, Marty McGuirk <mjmcguirk@...> wrote:
I’ve seen Ted’s model and the color certainly looked right to my eyes. I painted my car in the BCR scheme since the green is too late for my era so I can’t offer share a photo of a green model.
I have used White Ensign paint in the past and don’t remember anything particularly memorable (ie “bad”) about it!
Hope this helps,
I'm getting ready to do a MEC 1923 ARA (X29) car in the green with yellow logo. I know TCP makes a green color but I read an article about a better green paint that wsn't a railroad color in a magazine article. Of course I cannot find the article as my filing system is just too secure. I should have worked for NSA.
Can anyone help or give a suggestion to a laquer base dark green for this project.
Thanking all in advance
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