Re: Any recommendations for a B&O M-15E boxcar red shade?
B&O boxcar color changed from a chocolate brown to a bright red oxide
about 1946. It may have coincided with the "linking 13 great
states" herald and lettering.
So if you are lettering this car with the Kuhler (plain) B&O dome
herald or no herald, it would be a medium chocolate brown. If you
are weathering, the ATSF mineral brown has some merit as a base
color. This B&O color faded and weathered quickly.
If your car will have the 13 great states herald, it would be a
bright oxide red. Scalecoat red oxide is great, Floquil zinc
chromate (not oxide) acceptable.
Research on B&O boxcar colors is ongoing in the absence of several
company memos that would reveal all, if found.
--- In STMFC@..., "Charlie Duckworth" <trduck@...> wrote:
have shown heavy use by this date but I want to try and get the base