View single post by Herb Kephart
 Posted: Wed Jan 6th, 2010 08:31 pm
PMQuoteReplyFull Topic
Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 5929
I saw the "blue" boiler and thought that it was "Russia iron".

And please don't get me wrong, I do not think that the only color for steam locos is black--you just did a Canadian engine that was a knockout. The British had a good sense of colo(u)r on their steamers---but not white driver tires and sand pipes or cylinder end covers. Even a lot of early American (pre war between the states, or war of secession depending which side you favor) had multi-color paint schemes, and I would expect to see a model of one replicate that. But  a model of a utilitarian mine loco? Any white paint would be black in a day or two. Rather than do needed maintenance the East Broad Top RR spends time and money painting the driver tires white- go figure.

Herb-- resident grump who can find lots of things to criticize!  :old dude:

Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
Close Window