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appropriate colour for NP wood reefers


Bill Welch <bwelch@...>
 

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. Would anyone on the list have a more authoritative opinion?


Bill 'Welch <bwelch@...>
Associate Minister, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
P.O. Box 130 Oakton VA 22124 www.uucf.org
Telephone 703 281-4230 Fax 703 281-5399


Richard Hendrickson
 

Bill Welch 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. Would anyone on the list have a more
authoritative opinion?
Microscale's wrong on this one, Bill - definitely NOT reefer orange.
Follow Brian's instructions on this one; he did very thorough research on
the NP cars.

Richard H. Hendrickson
Ashland, Oregon 97520


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 <timoconnor@...>
Marlborough, Massachusetts