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Re: Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

Nelson Moyer
 

Sunshine instructions for the Swift 6700 series in the yellow banner scheme suggest chrome yellow (very bright) or a Scalecoat II mix (1 part reefer orange and 5 parts reefer yellow), but that is way to orange and looks nothing like chrome yellow so go figure! I know this because I’m building two of these kits except in the red scheme. Martin also recommended that same Scalecoat II mix for the NRC and MDT reefers, which I’m also building, and there he called it squash yellow and pumpkin yellow, but it’s too orange for squash (except butternut maybe) and looks more like the inside of a pumpkin. Maybe your best bet is to color match the yellow-orange color on Rapido’s recent Swift reefers. I think they got it right. You can get that color by starting with the 1 to 5 Scalecoat II mix and adding more yellow until you get the color match. I have some of the Rapido reefers in the Swift banner scheme, and they’re a light orange – definitely not straight reefer yellow and lighter than Martin’s 1 to 5 pumpkin orange mix.

 

Nelson Moyer

 


Re: Throwback Thursday Old Kitbash PRR NX23 cabin car

Chuck Cover
 

Hi Bob,

 

Thanks for the comments.  The Cannonball Car shops kits were flat styrene kits.  For their time, they had pretty good detail. 

 

The trucks that I used were Kadee’s version of the PRR 2DF8 trucks.  These are shown in the prototype photo that you posted.

 

Chuck Cover


Re: Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

Marty McGuirk
 

Fenton,
Consider Yellow Ochre, perhaps lightened just a touch with some white.
Marty


On Jun 14, 2019, at 3:43 PM, O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:

Thanks Brian,
Fenton

On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 3:42 PM BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...> wrote:

IIRC, I used Scalecoat Reefer Yellow for mine.

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 2:04 PM
To: <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

Question: does anyone have a 'go to' paint for the Swift Yellow color??  I prefer lacquers.

Fenton Wells

 

On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 2:10 PM Marty McGuirk <mjmcguirk@...> wrote:

Nelson, 

 

In an old issue of Rail Model Journal there was a two-page color photo showing a large number of Swift reefers - most of them in the red scheme. 

 

You might want to check that out - or maybe this photo on the Classic Trains website will answer the question - 

http://ctr.trains.com/photo-of-the-day/2017/09/swift-refrigerator-cars

 

Hope this helps, 

 

Marty McGuirk

 

 

On June 14, 2019 at 1:01 PM BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...> wrote:

I, too, have two B&W photos. One is obviously red, the other yellow.

 

 

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:48 AM
To: "RealSTMFC@groups.io" <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

I’m building two Sunshine 6700 series reefers, and I only have two photos of these cars, both in black and white. SRLX 6723 is painted in the yellow banner scheme, and it’s clear that the underframe cover plates and sill steps are yellow, while the rest of the underframe is black. SRLX 6714 is painted in the red scheme, and it’s not possible to determine if the color plates and sill steps are red or black. I can’t tell if the end sills are red or black. I’d appreciate information about the red paint scheme for this car and any color photos available.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

 


 


 


 

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250 Frye Rd
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910-420-8106
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Re: Throwback Thursday Old Kitbash PRR NX23 cabin car

rwitt_2000
 

A really fine looking model. I assume this was the polystyrene kit.

Trying not to nit-pic, but what about the trucks shouldn't they be some PRR type truck.


Regards,

Bob Witt


Re: Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

Nelson Moyer
 

I’ll look at the RMJ and MR articles. I’ve learned not to trust model photos, as even some cars in Sunshine instructions and PDSs are built and/ or painted wrong, e.g. cross bearers and/or cross ties positioned wrong and silver roof on reefers here builder’s photos were airbrushed. Model photos in old publication are particularly unreliable as little prototype information might be available when they were built. Color me skeptic.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Richard Townsend via Groups.Io
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2019 2:02 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

The Feb 1993 RMJ has color photos of models built from these kits, that might answer your questions. I have only a low-res scan and can't tell. In the Oct 1953 MR Paul Larsen has an article on building a Swift reefer in the red scheme from a different number series. He had the prototype car in front of him. He said the sill steps and underframe were black. Sides and ends red, except under the door, where black was uses. He said nothing about a different color for the end sill. Looking at other color photos of other red Swift cars (all from other number series), the sill steps under the doors are always black. At the ends of the sides, the sill steps appear to vary, with red used if the sides are steel, and sometimes red, sometimes black if the sides are wood (black especially if these is a black metal plate above the step - looks like a wrap-around from the end sill). The end sills also appear to be black when that plate is on the sides. Sometimes they appear to be black even without that plate, but usually red. In many cases, heavy weathering makes color determinations difficult, with everything in question just a dirty gray. Suggested solution: weather.

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR

 


Re: Steel running boards for PFE R-70-2

Ed Sommer
 

Peter, I'll take two of these running boards if available.

Thanks,

Ed Sommer
San Jose, CA


On Friday, June 14, 2019, 3:06:53 AM PDT, peteraue via Groups.Io <peteraue@...> wrote:


A good friend wants to modernize his Sunshine kits # 25.1/2/3 and put
Apex Trilock running boards on his R-70-2 reefers. He asked me to
provide him with custom photo-etched RBs with accurate spacing to match
the ribs on the roof. There will be a very limited number of extra parts
for others. Please raise your hand if you want them. $ 5 each plus
shipping. Delivery time approximately 3 months. First come, first serve.

Peter Aue


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Re: Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks Brian,
Fenton

On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 3:42 PM BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...> wrote:

IIRC, I used Scalecoat Reefer Yellow for mine.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 2:04 PM
To: <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

Question: does anyone have a 'go to' paint for the Swift Yellow color??  I prefer lacquers.

Fenton Wells

 

On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 2:10 PM Marty McGuirk <mjmcguirk@...> wrote:

Nelson, 

 

In an old issue of Rail Model Journal there was a two-page color photo showing a large number of Swift reefers - most of them in the red scheme. 

 

You might want to check that out - or maybe this photo on the Classic Trains website will answer the question - 

http://ctr.trains.com/photo-of-the-day/2017/09/swift-refrigerator-cars

 

Hope this helps, 

 

Marty McGuirk

 

 

On June 14, 2019 at 1:01 PM BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...> wrote:

I, too, have two B&W photos. One is obviously red, the other yellow.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:48 AM
To: "RealSTMFC@groups.io" <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

I’m building two Sunshine 6700 series reefers, and I only have two photos of these cars, both in black and white. SRLX 6723 is painted in the yellow banner scheme, and it’s clear that the underframe cover plates and sill steps are yellow, while the rest of the underframe is black. SRLX 6714 is painted in the red scheme, and it’s not possible to determine if the color plates and sill steps are red or black. I can’t tell if the end sills are red or black. I’d appreciate information about the red paint scheme for this car and any color photos available.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

 


 


 


 

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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd

Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Re: Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

IIRC, I used Scalecoat Reefer Yellow for mine.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 2:04 PM
To: <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

Question: does anyone have a 'go to' paint for the Swift Yellow color??  I prefer lacquers.

Fenton Wells

 

On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 2:10 PM Marty McGuirk <mjmcguirk@...> wrote:

Nelson, 

 

In an old issue of Rail Model Journal there was a two-page color photo showing a large number of Swift reefers - most of them in the red scheme. 

 

You might want to check that out - or maybe this photo on the Classic Trains website will answer the question - 

http://ctr.trains.com/photo-of-the-day/2017/09/swift-refrigerator-cars

 

Hope this helps, 

 

Marty McGuirk

 

 

On June 14, 2019 at 1:01 PM BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...> wrote:

I, too, have two B&W photos. One is obviously red, the other yellow.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:48 AM
To: "RealSTMFC@groups.io" <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

I’m building two Sunshine 6700 series reefers, and I only have two photos of these cars, both in black and white. SRLX 6723 is painted in the yellow banner scheme, and it’s clear that the underframe cover plates and sill steps are yellow, while the rest of the underframe is black. SRLX 6714 is painted in the red scheme, and it’s not possible to determine if the color plates and sill steps are red or black. I can’t tell if the end sills are red or black. I’d appreciate information about the red paint scheme for this car and any color photos available.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

 


 


 


 

--

Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd

Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Re: Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

O Fenton Wells
 

Question: does anyone have a 'go to' paint for the Swift Yellow color??  I prefer lacquers.
Fenton Wells

On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 2:10 PM Marty McGuirk <mjmcguirk@...> wrote:

Nelson, 


In an old issue of Rail Model Journal there was a two-page color photo showing a large number of Swift reefers - most of them in the red scheme. 


You might want to check that out - or maybe this photo on the Classic Trains website will answer the question - 

http://ctr.trains.com/photo-of-the-day/2017/09/swift-refrigerator-cars


Hope this helps, 


Marty McGuirk



On June 14, 2019 at 1:01 PM BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...> wrote:

I, too, have two B&W photos. One is obviously red, the other yellow.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:48 AM
To: "RealSTMFC@groups.io" <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

I’m building two Sunshine 6700 series reefers, and I only have two photos of these cars, both in black and white. SRLX 6723 is painted in the yellow banner scheme, and it’s clear that the underframe cover plates and sill steps are yellow, while the rest of the underframe is black. SRLX 6714 is painted in the red scheme, and it’s not possible to determine if the color plates and sill steps are red or black. I can’t tell if the end sills are red or black. I’d appreciate information about the red paint scheme for this car and any color photos available.

 

Nelson Moyer

 



 


 



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Ventilated Boxcar for Grain Rush

gary laakso
 

Classic Trains has a picture of a block of boxcars used in a 1946 grain move:

 

http://ctr.trains.com/photo-of-the-day/2019/04/delayed-in-transit 

 

The last car is a ventilated boxcar on the MOP moving grain.

 

Gary Laakso

Northwest of Mike Brock


Re: Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

Richard Townsend
 

The Feb 1993 RMJ has color photos of models built from these kits, that might answer your questions. I have only a low-res scan and can't tell. In the Oct 1953 MR Paul Larsen has an article on building a Swift reefer in the red scheme from a different number series. He had the prototype car in front of him. He said the sill steps and underframe were black. Sides and ends red, except under the door, where black was uses. He said nothing about a different color for the end sill. Looking at other color photos of other red Swift cars (all from other number series), the sill steps under the doors are always black. At the ends of the sides, the sill steps appear to vary, with red used if the sides are steel, and sometimes red, sometimes black if the sides are wood (black especially if these is a black metal plate above the step - looks like a wrap-around from the end sill). The end sills also appear to be black when that plate is on the sides. Sometimes they appear to be black even without that plate, but usually red. In many cases, heavy weathering makes color determinations difficult, with everything in question just a dirty gray. Suggested solution: weather.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...>
To: RealSTMFC@groups.io <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Sent: Fri, Jun 14, 2019 9:48 am
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

I’m building two Sunshine 6700 series reefers, and I only have two photos of these cars, both in black and white. SRLX 6723 is painted in the yellow banner scheme, and it’s clear that the underframe cover plates and sill steps are yellow, while the rest of the underframe is black. SRLX 6714 is painted in the red scheme, and it’s not possible to determine if the color plates and sill steps are red or black. I can’t tell if the end sills are red or black. I’d appreciate information about the red paint scheme for this car and any color photos available.
 
Nelson Moyer


Re: Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

Marty McGuirk
 

Nelson, 


In an old issue of Rail Model Journal there was a two-page color photo showing a large number of Swift reefers - most of them in the red scheme. 


You might want to check that out - or maybe this photo on the Classic Trains website will answer the question - 

http://ctr.trains.com/photo-of-the-day/2017/09/swift-refrigerator-cars


Hope this helps, 


Marty McGuirk



On June 14, 2019 at 1:01 PM BRIAN PAUL EHNI <bpehni@...> wrote:

I, too, have two B&W photos. One is obviously red, the other yellow.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:48 AM
To: "RealSTMFC@groups.io" <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

I’m building two Sunshine 6700 series reefers, and I only have two photos of these cars, both in black and white. SRLX 6723 is painted in the yellow banner scheme, and it’s clear that the underframe cover plates and sill steps are yellow, while the rest of the underframe is black. SRLX 6714 is painted in the red scheme, and it’s not possible to determine if the color plates and sill steps are red or black. I can’t tell if the end sills are red or black. I’d appreciate information about the red paint scheme for this car and any color photos available.

 

Nelson Moyer

 



 


 


Re: Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

I, too, have two B&W photos. One is obviously red, the other yellow.

 

 

Thanks!
--

Brian Ehni

 

 

From: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Nelson Moyer <npmoyer@...>
Reply-To: <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019 at 11:48 AM
To: "RealSTMFC@groups.io" <RealSTMFC@groups.io>
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

 

I’m building two Sunshine 6700 series reefers, and I only have two photos of these cars, both in black and white. SRLX 6723 is painted in the yellow banner scheme, and it’s clear that the underframe cover plates and sill steps are yellow, while the rest of the underframe is black. SRLX 6714 is painted in the red scheme, and it’s not possible to determine if the color plates and sill steps are red or black. I can’t tell if the end sills are red or black. I’d appreciate information about the red paint scheme for this car and any color photos available.

 

Nelson Moyer


Paint Scheme for Swift 6700 Series Reefers

Nelson Moyer
 

I’m building two Sunshine 6700 series reefers, and I only have two photos of these cars, both in black and white. SRLX 6723 is painted in the yellow banner scheme, and it’s clear that the underframe cover plates and sill steps are yellow, while the rest of the underframe is black. SRLX 6714 is painted in the red scheme, and it’s not possible to determine if the color plates and sill steps are red or black. I can’t tell if the end sills are red or black. I’d appreciate information about the red paint scheme for this car and any color photos available.

 

Nelson Moyer


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Coil steel loads

Garth Groff <sarahsan@...>
 

Mike,

Try this: https://www.wplives.org/sn/gon.html  . Here is some additional background: https://www.wplives.org/sn/steel.html .

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff

On 6/14/19 9:23 AM, Michael Aufderheide wrote:
Does anyone have a prototype photo they could share.  I don't think i have seen a photo of coils shipped uncovered.  Is there a spool as with cable?

Best Regards,

Mike Aufderheide


Re: Nice view of SOU 300366 flat

Benjamin Hom
 

Jim Moore asked:
"Why don't these hoppers have car numbers or other data stenciled on them?"

New or rebuilt cars that haven't taken a trip over the scales yet.


Ben Hom


Re: Throwback Thursday Old Kitbash PRR NX23 cabin car

Denny Anspach <danspachmd@...>
 

Wow! That is simply beautiful modeling at its best, a “role model”. The only simple improvement that comes directly to mind would be the replacement of the “gigantic" couplers with the Accumate Protos with their close-to-scale head and accurate striker/striker distance.

Denny


Denny S. Anspach MD
Okoboji, IA


Re: Nice view of SOU 300366 flat

 

 Why don't these hoppers have car numbers or other data stenciled on them?
 Jim Moore


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Coil steel loads

Nelson Moyer
 

The Morning Sun Books eBook bundle, Open Top Loads – Flatcar and Gondola Color Portfolio, Volume 1 & 2, have at least ten photos of open top coil loads in addition to many closed top coil cars, structural steel loads, and many other types of loads. You can buy and download the eBook for $19.99, and while you’re at it, you may as well get the bundle of Volumes 3 & 4. The photos in these two eBooks will provide all the information you need to model virtually (no pun intended) any open top load.

 

Nelson Moyer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Michael Aufderheide
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2019 8:23 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Coil steel loads

 

Does anyone have a prototype photo they could share.  I don't think i have seen a photo of coils shipped uncovered.  Is there a spool as with cable?

Best Regards,

Mike Aufderheide

 


Re: [Non-DoD Source] Re: [RealSTMFC] Coil steel loads

 

Does anyone have a prototype photo they could share.  I don't think i have seen a photo of coils shipped uncovered.  Is there a spool as with cable?

Best Regards,

Mike Aufderheide

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