The Walthers, GM&O stockcar, #108051, has a reweigh date of C.R.10-
51. Would that make it an 1949 Alton car? What P2K "correct" car for
1947 are you referring to? Excuse my temporary ignorance here but,
who makes it?? What are the physical differences such that the
Walthers car just couldn't be relettered/repainted/reworked?
Strange that the C&IM car has such a color mistake. Mine has a
reweigh date of C.R.5-43. C&IM never did a yellow & black scheme?
I'm modeling the Chicago area, circa 1947, with one center-point of
Dolton, Illinois, where 7 railroads crossed. Those were very
interesting RR days back then & there.
Thanks, Paul Hillman
--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "Ray Breyer" <rbreyer@...> wrote:
Paul,cars on the
GM&O roster came from the Alton, which was absorbed in 1949. Youneed the
P2K Alton cars, which are decorated correct.yellow
sides and black roofs and ends. The cars should correctly bepainted with
orange sides and mineral red roof and ends. The lettering itself iscorrect.
I'm using them as-is for now, but will eventually try to "fix" thecars, by
repainting the black and attempting to "orange up" the sides with awash and
lots of weathering.