Re: GN Empire Builder Lettering

Brian Carlson <brian@...>

Thanks for the information. I have a November 1956 photo of 11565 a 10' IH
12 panel car in mineral red (Per the Ed Hawkins caption) with the lettering
and Youngstown doors (RPC 8 page 85). That is the car I want to model.

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY

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I do not believe IM has done a 12 panel car in mineral with EB lettering.
If you wanted to do one, Microscale supplies the lettering in their set
87-185. Champ used to have it in set HB-308 which appears to be
unavailable. However, it's possible it shows up in their set HB-429--I
don't have that set, so I can't say for sure.

Staffan (or otherts) may correct me on this, but I believe the first showing
of the EB style lettering happened on newly painted Vermilion cars and that
the same lettering on mineral cars happened later. If so, then you can drop
the mineral/EB project too.


Edward Sutorik

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