Color Scheme and Decals for a Payroll Car?

Color Scheme and Decals for a Payroll Car?

Post by twil » Fri, 11 Sep 1998 04:00:00



    I am building up a wooden kit of an old (truss rod type) Payroll
Car, and the kit manufacturer says that since many roads had them, they
didn't include any decals (good excuse!).  But, they also didn't mention
color scheme or trucks either.
    What would be an appropriate color?  Pullman green is the only color
that comes to mind.
    What type of lettering appeared on this kind of car?  Did it say
"payroll" (I wouldn't think so, but don't have a clue what kind of
identification they carried)
    Passenger trucks? The car is 55 feet long, with a rounded roof
similar to passenger cars.
Thanks for your help.
    Twill
 
 
 

Color Scheme and Decals for a Payroll Car?

Post by Garry Spea » Fri, 11 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>     I am building up a wooden kit of an old (truss rod type) Payroll
> Car, and the kit manufacturer says that since many roads had them, they
> didn't include any decals (good excuse!).  But, they also didn't mention
> color scheme or trucks either.
>     What would be an appropriate color?  Pullman green is the only color
> that comes to mind.
>     What type of lettering appeared on this kind of car?  Did it say
> "payroll" (I wouldn't think so, but don't have a clue what kind of
> identification they carried)
>     Passenger trucks? The car is 55 feet long, with a rounded roof
> similar to passenger cars.
> Thanks for your help.
>     Twill

I use MDC short wheelbase pass. trucks on cars like this.  These are the
trucks used on the MDC Overton series pass cars.  Paint to match you
roads pass cars.  I believe there were drawings in MR in the 50's (long
ago).
Garry Spear

 
 
 

Color Scheme and Decals for a Payroll Car?

Post by Bob Fi » Sun, 13 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>    I am building up a wooden kit of an old (truss rod type) Payroll
>Car, and the kit manufacturer says that since many roads had them, they
>didn't include any decals (good excuse!).  But, they also didn't mention
>color scheme or trucks either.
>    What would be an appropriate color?  Pullman green is the only color
>that comes to mind.
>    What type of lettering appeared on this kind of car?  Did it say
>"payroll" (I wouldn't think so, but don't have a clue what kind of
>identification they carried)
>    Passenger trucks? The car is 55 feet long, with a rounded roof
>similar to passenger cars.
>Thanks for your help.
>    Twill

Sounds like the old Red Ball kit...  I have one done by a friend in UP
yellow as he knew a lot about that line and it's history.  I'm sure
you'll begin to get color scheme info. from folks for particular roads
as that's the beauty of this on-line thing.  Be patient and you'll get
more info than you can imagine.  I do know they ran the pay train as
an extra on some roads and carried red classification flags.
                Bob Fink
 
 
 

Color Scheme and Decals for a Payroll Car?

Post by Michael Watnosk » Tue, 15 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


> >    I am building up a wooden kit of an old (truss rod type) Payroll
> >Car, and the kit manufacturer says that since many roads had them, they
> >didn't include any decals (good excuse!).  But, they also didn't mention
> >color scheme or trucks either.
> >    What would be an appropriate color?  Pullman green is the only color
> >that comes to mind.
> >    What type of lettering appeared on this kind of car?  Did it say
> >"payroll" (I wouldn't think so, but don't have a clue what kind of
> >identification they carried)
> >    Passenger trucks? The car is 55 feet long, with a rounded roof
> >similar to passenger cars.
> >Thanks for your help.
> >    Twill

        My failing memory seems to recall an article or drawings in an old RMC
from the 60's or 70's about a PRR payroll car.  This would likely be
tuscan or posibly yellow.

michael

 
 
 

Color Scheme and Decals for a Payroll Car?

Post by david w murra » Tue, 15 Sep 1998 04:00:00


While going thru past volumes of MR and RMC for info I do remember seeing
something about interior detail on such a car.  You might want to check around
under "Railroad Paymaster".  I seem to remember 30 years ago one  in Pullman Green

but can't remember where.   Dave in AK

Quote:


> > >    I am building up a wooden kit of an old (truss rod type) Payroll
> > >Car, and the kit manufacturer says that since many roads had them, they
> > >didn't include any decals (good excuse!).  But, they also didn't mention
> > >color scheme or trucks either.
> > >    What would be an appropriate color?  Pullman green is the only color
> > >that comes to mind.
> > >    What type of lettering appeared on this kind of car?  Did it say
> > >"payroll" (I wouldn't think so, but don't have a clue what kind of
> > >identification they carried)
> > >    Passenger trucks? The car is 55 feet long, with a rounded roof
> > >similar to passenger cars.
> > >Thanks for your help.
> > >    Twill

>         My failing memory seems to recall an article or drawings in an old RMC
> from the 60's or 70's about a PRR payroll car.  This would likely be
> tuscan or posibly yellow.

> michael

 
 
 

Color Scheme and Decals for a Payroll Car?

Post by TOM » Tue, 15 Sep 1998 04:00:00


I seem to remember an old D&RGW RPO car at the Museum in Golden,
Colorado that had a Pullman Green interior with lighter green (looked
like it had some blue in it), trim. That was probably pretty typical for
the day.

I think they were going to get a payroll car or were working on one in
the shops, didn't see it.  Sorry.

<><><> TOM <><><>
-----------------

Quote:

> While going thru past volumes of MR and RMC for info I do remember seeing
> something about interior detail on such a car.  You might want to check around
> under "Railroad Paymaster".  I seem to remember 30 years ago one  in Pullman Green

> but can't remember where.   Dave in AK



> > > >    I am building up a wooden kit of an old (truss rod type) Payroll
> > > >Car, and the kit manufacturer says that since many roads had them, they
> > > >didn't include any decals (good excuse!).  But, they also didn't mention
> > > >color scheme or trucks either.
> > > >    What would be an appropriate color?  Pullman green is the only color
> > > >that comes to mind.
> > > >    What type of lettering appeared on this kind of car?  Did it say
> > > >"payroll" (I wouldn't think so, but don't have a clue what kind of
> > > >identification they carried)
> > > >    Passenger trucks? The car is 55 feet long, with a rounded roof
> > > >similar to passenger cars.
> > > >Thanks for your help.
> > > >    Twill

> >         My failing memory seems to recall an article or drawings in an old RMC
> > from the 60's or 70's about a PRR payroll car.  This would likely be
> > tuscan or posibly yellow.

> > michael