Re: PRR X-31A Truck and Underframe Color Question

Bruce Smith

On Sun, September 7, 2008 5:57 pm, parkcitybranch wrote:
I am getting ready to have a PRR X-31 painted and need to know the
color of the underframe and the trucks. According to the Sunshine
Models documentation it states the trucks were black, but I have seen
some people's models that had the trucks painted the same color as the
car body. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Jason Sanford

Underframe - FCC
Trucks - as Elden says in TKM each time he paints a car
"From the �Instructions for Painting Freight
Equipment Cars�, dated January 13, 1953,
reproduced from the Pennsylvania State Archives, we
see that: �Paint all metal parts with two coats of
�Wet-on-Wet� Freight Car Paint, Acct. 47, Ref.
2383.� Except when the car was new and featured
re-conditioned trucks, the trucks were not painted."

So, my trucks are usually grime colored, but on new cars that have been
built recently, I do use FCC as a change of pace.


Bruce Smith
Auburn, AL

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