Re: ATSF Bx-39 Question
John Barry <northbaylines@...>
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The 1910 era 4 foot herald was discontinued in 1921 in favor of a 3 foot herald. These heralds used the thinner extended serif font similar to Bookman Old Style seen throughout the depression and WWII. In 1958, Santa Fe changed the herald font to a wider, more rounded style similar to Cooper Black. That new font was also used in the giant circle & cross heralds introduced in 1959. In addition to the 2' herald on the Bx-39 Steve spotted in the builder's photo, 2' heralds also appeared on the Fe-26, Bx-48, Ga-52, Ga-58 and Ga-65. Some other repaints also got the 2' herald if the shop didn't have the correct 3 foot stencil, but that was rare.
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On Monday, May 23, 2022, 05:52:27 PM EDT, Tom Lawler <tjlawler@...> wrote:
I am building a couple Sunshine Bx-39’s. I don’t want a Hide Service car. I need them as built. Would I be correct in assuming that 4 ft heralds were on the “as built” car instead of the 2 ft heralds (provided in kit) for Hide Service?
Thanks for the help.