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PRR container DD1A color

Lester Breuer
 

I am about to move a resin Funaro & Camerlengo container Flat Car kit 8120 to the paint shop.  The instructions for the car body state Scalecoat PRR Freight Red, a  red moving toward maroon, to my eyes when viewing paint chips.   I am guessing containers, DD1A, the same color.  Is this correct?

Lester Breuer

Chuck Cover
 

Lester,

 

I either give some containers a different FCC or at least weather some differently than others.  They were moved around and did not always stay in a group.  I’ll let others comment on the “correct” FCC.  Depending up the era that you model, there is will a multitude of opinions.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

Modeling PRR’s Shamokin Branch

Lester Breuer
 

Chuck I Model late  spring 1955 allowing for apple trees to blossom in MN.  And,   FCC = Freight Car Color .  If not please educate me as to meaning.
Lester Breuer

Chuck Cover
 

Sorry Lester.  FCC does mean Freight Car Color.  I model 1955-57 and was using Floquil Zinc Chromate primer for 1950s FCC.  Since Floquil is unavailable, unless you have a stash, I am now using ACE (ACE hardware rattle spray can) Red oxide primer for FCC applied over a flat black primer.  I have attached a photo of three freight cars all painted using the ACE red oxide primer.  The gondola in the middle is not weathered, the ones on each side have been weathered using washes of artists acrylic paints.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lester Breuer
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR container DD1A color

 

Chuck I Model late  spring 1955 allowing for apple trees to blossom in MN.  And,   FCC = Freight Car Color .  If not please educate me as to meaning.
Lester Breuer

O Fenton Wells
 

I don’t know much about PRR FCC. What’s the paint recommendation for say 1950 PRR FCC?
Fenton 


On Aug 12, 2019, at 4:40 PM, Chuck Cover <chuck.cover@...> wrote:

Sorry Lester.  FCC does mean Freight Car Color.  I model 1955-57 and was using Floquil Zinc Chromate primer for 1950s FCC.  Since Floquil is unavailable, unless you have a stash, I am now using ACE (ACE hardware rattle spray can) Red oxide primer for FCC applied over a flat black primer.  I have attached a photo of three freight cars all painted using the ACE red oxide primer.  The gondola in the middle is not weathered, the ones on each side have been weathered using washes of artists acrylic paints.

 

Chuck Cover

Santa Fe, NM

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Lester Breuer
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2019 10:12 AM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] PRR container DD1A color

 

Chuck I Model late  spring 1955 allowing for apple trees to blossom in MN.  And,   FCC = Freight Car Color .  If not please educate me as to meaning.
Lester Breuer

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Lester Breuer
 

Chuck fine Models.   Thank You for sharing and Jim Thank You for your FCC help.  Appreciated.
Lester Breuer

Greg Martin
 

Lester,

If you are an oil based non-acrylic type paint modeler like me there are some more recent post Floquil era offerings.

  1. Mr. Hobby~Mr. Color #7 Brown. Great for the transition era molder post '45 until pre-'61. It is a bit darker and redder than Floquil Zinc Chromate. Excellent choice.
  2. TESTORS 1/4 oz bottles Flat Grapefruit. This is the traditional PRR FCC that most guy go goo-goo over. It is more representative of the Red Caboose color, not my favorite but an excellent choice. So post 1929 thru 1945 (or later if not repainted) 
  3. Best Stand By TESTORS Rust in the 1/4 oz bottles but the color needs tweaked while shadowing with my techniques. Great basic Freight car Red.  
Let's not look at a bottle and get a brain freeze ... Look at the color and use the force, Lester.

For you Acrylic guys, I can't help you as I hate the stuff.

Greg Martin 


Why Yes I have done some modeling...

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In a message dated 8/12/2019 7:22:00 AM Pacific Standard Time, rforailroad@... writes:

I am about to move a resin Funaro & Camerlengo container Flat Car kit 8120 to the paint shop.  The instructions for the car body state Scalecoat PRR Freight Red, a  red moving toward maroon, to my eyes when viewing paint chips.   I am guessing containers, DD1A, the same color.  Is this correct?

Lester Breuer

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Somehow I got deleted from this group in late May. I guess someone didn't like me. Jail is a lonely place.

Greg Martin