Re: A scratch built "Tweetsie" hopper car and some questions.


Tom:  looks great and very good level of detail. I did my Sn3 hoppers in a very dark grey (NYC Dark Grey with some black added as I remember). My view being that black is too dark under artificial lighting. 

Please keep the photos coming. 


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On 18 Apr 2019, at 11:17 am, Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...> wrote:

Hello  Fellow Fans of the ETWNC,

I hope this finds you well and anticipating a joyous Easter. My model  railroad friend, Bill Nelson, and I have just completed a scratchbuilt “Tweetsie” Hopper car for my future On30 layout. Here are a few pictures of the model in primer gray.


Well, now I have some questions for you good people. What is the prototype color of these cars in 1920 – 1923? Prototype pictures done in black-and-white appear to show a Black or very dark gray external paint job.


What do you all think? Should the next paint be black??

As a second followup question,any ideas where to get decals for these cars in the ET&WNC livery in “O” scale?

Thank you in advance for any information you could provide. It is appreciated.

Please have a blessed and peaceful Easter!

Doc Tom

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