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Railbox ABOX & RBOX
« on: July 19, 2006, 04:44:23 PM »
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Hey all I'm weathering up some HO rolling stock and have a roof question for those in the know.

Does anybody have a clue as the colour of these cars roofs? Were they yellow? black? or galvanized and left unpainted.Or possibly galvanized then painted?

Oh yeah,I've also got some N scale Railboxes ready for the dirt box so can use the info on them too.
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Re: Railbox ABOX & RBOX
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2006, 06:54:18 PM »
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The rare batch may have been painted yellow; the majority were bare galvanized steel. With bare roofs, keep in mind they wouldn't bother to mask it properly, so a certain amount of overspray occurs.

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Re: Railbox ABOX & RBOX
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2006, 09:25:46 PM »
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Thanks Chris,I suspected as much but thought I would ask before just assuming it was that way.
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Re: Railbox ABOX & RBOX
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2006, 10:58:47 PM »
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Also it seems the ones with the yellow roofs were "newer paint scheme" RBOXes-they seem to have came both ways. I don't recall seeing an
"older scheme" car with a yellow roof.

Keep in mind also as time has taken it's toll, the galvanized roofs weathered
to a nasty grayish hue. Not to mention the heavy rust that's also formed on
a lot in a haphazard manner.
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Re: Railbox ABOX & RBOX
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2006, 12:13:47 PM »
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With bare roofs, keep in mind they wouldn't bother to mask it properly, so a certain amount of overspray occurs.

Unless it was a brand spankin' new paint job, I wouldn't concern myself with overspray.Those roofs take
a beating and overspray disappears rather quickly due to exposure or covered by rust and grime.
Other than that, I think Mitch covered it rather well. Post us a pic when you are done. :)
Red Rock