Re: appropriate colour for NP wood reefers

Tim O'Connor <timoconnor@...>

At 02:51 PM 3/4/01 -0500, you wrote:

I am trying to verify the appropriate colour for the NP's wood reefers, as I
approach finishing a couple Norwest's kits for same. The instructions say a
50/50 mix of reefer orange and reefers yellow, while the Microscale
instruction's indicate reefer orange.
For a new steel car, the color was definitely closer to a yellow-orange color.
However, I've seen pictures of these same cars after 15 years of fading that
look distinctly yellow. Even Todd Sullivan, who knows something about the NP
and who published an article about NP reefers in Prototype Modeler many years
ago, wasn't completely clear on the appropriate colors. I've never heard of
any specific "change" in the standard color, however, so perhaps one can use
a photo of a steel car as a reference point for a wood car.

Timothy O'Connor <>
Marlborough, Massachusetts

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