Re: ACL K-7... easier question
On Fri, 16 Mar 2001 15:05:44 -0000 email@example.com writes:
Since it appears that there are no 1940's era photos of these inHi Ted,
I recently acquired 3 b&w ACL K-7 gon photos from Bobs Photos, 91142,
91425, and 91526. The first is coupled to a newly painted crane and
looks lighter than the obviously black crane. The other two are in
revenue service and appear more like black than the box cars in other
photos I also got. There aren't enough other cars in the shots to be
able to say for sure, but I'd go with black myself.
I do know that the ACL painted their flat cars black (it was the only one
of my own kits that I painted), so it's seems logical that they also
painted their gons black.
Or you can do what I've seen other modelers do when they weren't sure;
paint the car a heavily weathered box car red-black. Then it could be
either color. And in fact, was.
BTW, Bob has a very large quantity of ACL photos in his recently acquired
batch of freight car photos. Well over 100 I'd say, although many are in
M/W service. OTOH, many others are virginal watermelon cars or wood car
rebuilds, both fishbelly and straight centersill types.
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