Re: ATSF MOW cars


Steve SANDIFER
 

Aluminum began in 1956. As I understand it, the Santa Fe took two identical cars, painted one battleship gray and another aluminum, placed a thermometer inside each, then put them out in the sun for a day. The temperature difference was enough to establish a new standard. As I remember the story, John McCall was there when it happened.
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----- Original Message -----
From: michael bishop
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Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] ATSF MOW cars


When did the ATSF start to use silver for the MOW cars?

Michael Bishop

--- On Sun, 2/1/09, steve.sandifer@sbcglobal.net <steve.sandifer@sbcglobal.net> wrote:

From: steve.sandifer@sbcglobal.net <steve.sandifer@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [STMFC] ATSF MOW cars
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sunday, February 1, 2009, 3:16 PM

The instructions to the Sunshine Santa Fe Work Train set (our of production) state "battleship gray paint is a matter of choice. The Budger Primer is a suitable shade of gray. This gray has a blue hue to it. Keith Jordan recommends use of D&H Gray because it has a warmer or brown hue."

Bill Childers in the Santa Fe Modeler reported "The interior of most cars appears to have been pale green (Apple Green) with some dining cars having tan interiors."
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J. Stephen (Steve) Sandifer
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Home: 12027 Mulholland Drive, Meadows Place, TX 77477, 281-568-9918
Office: Southwest Central Church of Christ, 4011 W. Bellfort, Houston, TX 77025, 713-667-9417

----- Original Message -----
From: peteraue
To: STMFC@yahoogroups. com
Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2009 10:10 AM
Subject: [STMFC] ATSF MOW cars

Hi all,
I have a few freight cars which are too "old" for revenue service on
my 1950 ATSF layout. They would be perfect for MOW service and I'd
like to repaint them "battleship grey" as they should be. What is the
right color or color mix? I am normally using Floquil.
Peter Aue

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