Re: Any recommendations for a B&O M-15E boxcar red shade?
Gatwood, Elden J SAD <Elden.J.Gatwood@...>
I don't know if you all were aware of this, so it may bear repeating; I
believe Misters Pat Wider, Ed Hawkins, and et al., published an article in
one of the early RPCyCs on BoxCar Painting and Lettering that had info from
AC&F files on what the RRs (B&O included) wanted their box cars painted, with
some model RR paint formulae attached. You may get some ideas from that
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Subject: [STMFC] 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@... <mailto:STMFC%40yahoogroups.com> , "Charlie
Duckworth" <trduck@...> wrote:
have shown heavy use by this date but I want to try and get the base