Re: Proto 2000 53'6" AAR 50 ton flat car
Ed- Thanks very much. That answers my questions. The model is painted black with white lettering. Any chance you have the builder’s photo of 13701 so I could compare the lettering between that car and the model? If not, no problem. In any event, this is looking like an easy project. The kit I got will make a beautiful model. It’s very well done. Les
From: Ed Hawkins
Sent: Friday, April 15, 2022 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Proto 2000 53'6" AAR 50 ton flat car
The 25 M-K-T flat cars in question were built 4-54 in ACF lot no. 4213. The builder photo of 13701 indicates they follow the 50-ton AAR flat car design in all respects. According to available ACF painting information, the body was painted black with white stencils. The wood floors were not painted.
These M-K-T 53’-6” cars used the same ACF drawings as 200 KCS flat cars 1000-1199 built 3-54 in lot 4205, which were also painted black except with aluminum stencils.