NYC Passenger Car Lettering

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Rick F.

NYC Passenger Car Lettering

Post by Rick F. » Sat Apr 03, 2004 9:48 pm

Here's one for Otto - I'm thinking about getting the new Branchline Trains NYC coach. I'm modeling about 1952. This car is to be used in secondary service so I think green may be the right color. My question is - What is the proper style of lettering to use? The Roman or the later modern block lettering? And what color of lettering? White or imitation gold?

Thanks, Rick

NYC-BKO

Post by NYC-BKO » Sun Apr 04, 2004 5:31 am

By the fifties everything should have had Gothic lettering and on a green car it would be gold. HTH

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Post by Otto Vondrak » Sun Apr 04, 2004 11:38 am

Cars should be Pacemaker Green with yellow/delux gold lettering. The second run of the Branchline cars got it right, but consider changing the six-axle trucks to four-axle. Also consider looking at the Rivarossi "shorty" heavyweights... they look pretty good too.

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