Re: A scratch built "Tweetsie" hopper car and some questions.
The lampblack was added to the linseed oil at 53 percent black and 46 percent oil with one percent Japan Drier. That makes what is called “semi-paste”. To paint with it it was mixed two parts semi paste to three parts boiled linseed oil. It’s nasty stuff but it will make anything black.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Uncle Big John Lewis’ oldest boy Herbert worked in the summers for his Grandpa, William Lewis, who was B&B super. One of his jobs every summer was painting all the water tanks. He told me this was about like painting with asphalt! Nasty stuff.
Herbert died a few years back and I think he was 102 years old.
On Apr 18, 2019, at 9:47 PM, Tom Grabenstein <tomgmd@...> wrote: