Re: SC&F Tank Car
Steve Lucas <stevelucas3@...>
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The C-D-S sets were very useful for most Canadian cars. But they often used generic fonts for the dimensional and weight data on CN cars.
CPR used a proprietary font in the steam era known as the "Bury" font. The style is especially noticeable in the number "3" of this font. C-D-S did a good job on these as a rule.
CN used a number of fonts. One font used a fair bit at CN appears to have originated with the Intercolonial/Canadian Government Rys. C-D-S produces a set for the Dennis Storzek steel-frame CGR 40' resin boxcar kit (C-D-S set 393) using this font. AFAIK, there are just a few sets out of the hundreds of CN sets offered by C-D-S that use this font, most using instead a generic, Helvetica-like, font.
C-D-S also had some issues with proper green leaf colour on the CN monogram. Stephen Parachuk mentioned the reweigh and station data issues already. It's a bit of a job to cobble up C-D-S lettering to get this together.
But give C-D-S credit--they produced very creditable work for several decades that helped many serious Canadian modellers of STMFC's. Many of my cars are lettered using their sets.
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