Amarillo Railroad Museum FW&D Covered Hopper
The two models arrived and are visual delights, though unlike the InterMountain CB&Q version of these covered hoppers, the roof is not black. The wonderful article by Ed Hawkins about these cars in the Railway Prototype Cyclopedia, Volume 30 , describes these covered hoppers: “The sides, ends. Slope sheets and AB brake parts received miner red paint. Black car cement was applied to the roof, hopper bottoms and outlets. The trucks were also black. “ p.97
Any suggestions for a Tru Color black to represent black car cement?
Northwest of Mike Brock