Any Ideas on CP Paint scheme 60-70's

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  1. Kim Paynter

    Kim Paynter New Member

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    I finaly got my first rolling stock so I could check out the trackwork on this layout I am building. I think it's from the 60's but anyways I was thinking one of you more experienced guys might know what the proper paint scheme would be for this boxcar I got it's a "50' PLUG DOOR BOX CAR 1264 Canadian Pac." from Roundhouse products

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    It has a metal base and I was thinking paint it flat black and there is also a few gaget things that go under it I think for the brakes, also it has a brake handle Looks like a stearing wheel and I'm not sure if they should be silver, black or yellow?

    Any old CPR fans ??

    Thanks
    Kim

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    60103 Pooh Bah

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    Kim: the multimark symbol came out early to mid- 60s. Not sure about the boxcar design.
    Because there is a roofwalk and a high brakewheel, there is an end date for the car around 1980 (where's my timeline?) when these items were outlawed.
    The wheel is the brake wheel or hand brake wheel, used like the handbrake in a car. They were probably the same colour as the body, except where the paint wore off.
    The underbody bits will be a dark grey to black after they've been in service a while. There are several variations on "dirty black" paint available.
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    Kim Paynter New Member

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    Right on!

    Thanks David

    Kim
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    Kim Paynter New Member

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    Right on!

    Thanks David

    Kim