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Date: 01/02/19 21:22
On My Bucket List to Learn
Author: MartyBernard

This is a CNS&M Silverliner at Illinois Ry Museum, Union, IL in Sept. 1972, photoed by Rick Burn.  What I want to know is how the fluting was painted?  How did the North Shore painters or the builder's painters keep it so straight while doing the feathering?  How did they do the feathering?

Marty Bernard



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 01/02/19 21:28 by MartyBernard.




Date: 01/02/19 21:52
Re: On My Bucket List to Learn
Author: PHall

Shadow Striping, Santa Fe used it for a couple of years in the early fifties. Stopped using it because it was such a pain to mask and paint.



Date: 01/02/19 22:04
Re: On My Bucket List to Learn
Author: MojaveBill

It also didn't last long in the car washers, I understand...

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 01/03/19 06:54
Re: On My Bucket List to Learn
Author: kevink

My understanding is that it is masking tape/straight edge along the sharp edge and feathering the paint on the other edge. It is a pretty neat effect. Model Railroader had a Paint Shop(?) article in the 70's or 80's that discussed this as well as how to model it.



Date: 01/03/19 08:16
Re: On My Bucket List to Learn
Author: Bscale316

For modeling it, look at Feb. 1996 PaintShop column in MR. Looks complicated!
Bill in Ft Worth



Date: 01/03/19 08:18
Re: On My Bucket List to Learn
Author: kevink

Thanks Bill, that's more recent than I thought.



Date: 01/03/19 09:06
Re: On My Bucket List to Learn
Author: PHall

Bscale316 Wrote:
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> For modeling it, look at Feb. 1996 PaintShop
> column in MR. Looks complicated!
> Bill in Ft Worth

Microscale has a decal for that!



Date: 01/03/19 14:27
Re: On My Bucket List to Learn
Author: 41

The Burlington did one E7 (and at least one HW RPO-baggage) in shadow-stripe paint--didn't hold up too well.



Date: 01/03/19 14:36
Re: On My Bucket List to Learn
Author: ATSF3751

PHall Wrote:
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> Shadow Striping, Santa Fe used it for a couple of
> years in the early fifties. Stopped using it
> because it was such a pain to mask and paint.

Others tried it as well.....with quite limited success as well. 



Date: 01/04/19 10:21
Re: On My Bucket List to Learn
Author: wingomann

I saw that car at the IRM and was amazed at the affect.  Even though I knew it was a painted 3D surface, my eyes were telling me it was a raised surface.  I had to touch it to confirm that it was a flat surface.  Crazy!   



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