Re: PFE Paint Reference, Was Re: PFE reefers

Mike Brock <brockm@...>

In reply to John Golden's message regarding a good color for Daylight Orange, Tony Thompson writes:

It's "Daylight Orange," John, and most of the commercial ones are
pretty decent matches.

True. In fact, since every PFE orange painted on a real car differed after one or two months in service, I try to use every Daylight Orange I can find. I also plan to paint my next Tichy R-40-4 in reefer white to start with. Then I'll probably over paint that with black and then add some dirt color. Only then will I apply UP Armor Yellow. I figure that should give me a good starting place from where to start weathering. No idea what it will look like but I know it will match at least one car in a 1950 train of PFE reefers. No idea what to paint the wheels however. I mean...a sand color from all the...well...sand blowing across WY [ which I still have in some clothes from a 3985 chase in '85...can't bring myself to wash them ] or a grungy black/brown from sitting in a frt yard in Pittsburgh. So...take your pick...there's all kinds of choices.

Mike Brock

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