Is this paint scheme accurate?

Discussion in 'Hopper Cars' started by rc2477, Sep 13, 2021 at 8:05 AM.

  1. rc2477

    rc2477 Member

    Hello Folks
    I picked up these two hopper cars at a railroad swap meet, are either of these two paint schemes accurate?
    I'm familiar with the cars with the large coon skin on the side but I'm not aware of any like this.
    Both cars are from Accurail. Thanks all
    Craig frisco hopper 1.jpg frisco hopper 2.jpg
     
  2. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Hey Craig,

    Hard to tell from old B&W photos regarding the black background, but here you go (click images for larger view):

    Frisco-Hopper-87200.jpg Frisco-Hopper-88120.jpg

    -Bob T.
     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2021 at 8:32 AM
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  3. rjthomas909

    rjthomas909 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    P.S. I have many of these for the layout. I think they are nice models for the price.

    -Bob T. IMG_0702 (2)-sm.JPG
     
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  4. yardmaster

    yardmaster Administrator Staff Member Administrator Frisco.org Supporter

    Craig, I think you nabbed a couple of good finds. I believe both schemes are prototypically accurate. I have 88120 myself, and wish I had about 5-10 more.

    Chris Abernathy
    Columbia, MO
     

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