Boxcar roofs

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Sat Apr 11 11:54:36 EDT 2015

I have never seen pictures of painting diagrams (or models.......not to be considered a source of accuracy though) of N&W boxcars painted with black ends of roofs.  However many older pictures are in B&W and may hide that kind of paint detail.  Rev. Nichols, Harold Davenport, or Jim Brewer and further enlightenment?

Ed Painter Narrows, VA living in North Georgia

On Apr 10, 2015, at 10:49 AM, NW Modeling List via NW-Modeling-List <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:

> Did the N&W ever paint their boxcar roofs and ends black? Many railroads used a freight car coating on ends and roofs for protection.
> I'm specifically wondering about class B1 round roof cars.
> Just purchased a Lionel B1 boxcar in O 3 Rail which I plan to convert to 2 Rail. It's not a bad model for the price and appears to be scale.
> I will have to use a standard Bettendorf truck as it doesn't appear that the proper coil/elliptical spring ones are available in O scale.
> Maybe I'll have it done for the Marion convention!
> Jim Kehn   
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