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One further question on MEC boxcars for the group - somewhere I remember reading the BCR MEC boxcars had green (or black?) doors. I can’t remember where I saw that - perhaps it was an early NEB&W related Paint Shop column in MR?
Curious if anyone has a source that confirms (or disproves) this.
Thanks in advance,
On Oct 29, 2021, at 4:00 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