Re: DT&I boxcar color early 1950's

O Fenton Wells

Thanks Nelson and Pierre. Really appreciate the help. 

On Jan 16, 2022, at 1:36 PM, Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...> wrote:

I inquired when I was building my YMW DT&I car, and I’ve pasted in a summary of responses.


Black – ends, underframe, roof, corner grab irons, and trucks

Freight car brown – sides

Running board and brake step were unpainted steel.


The DT&I Historical Society recommends a Floquil mix of 1 part Rust and 1 part Boxcar Red.


One modeler used a mix of Scalecoat II Oxide Red and Scalecoat Boxcar Red #3.


I used the Floquil mix. Hope that’s helpful.


Nelson Moyer


From: <> On Behalf Of O Fenton Wells
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2022 12:28 PM
Subject: [RealSTMFC] DT&I boxcar color early 1950's


Any suggestions regarding painting a DT&I boxcar say around 1950?  Scale coat is my favorite.  I believe it is browner thna red but not sure.
Thanks for any help.


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