Monday 14 October 2019

CV Milk Cars - White or Aluminum?

The milk car in the foreground is a Roundhouse offering while the white car is a F&C kit.
At the NER Convention I walked up to the hospitality room with Steve from F&C kits. We talked a bit about his CV models and in particular the CV milk car fleet. We discussed if the milk cars are aluminum or white in the early era.

Back then aluminum colouring referred to aluminum oxide a very bright white gray colour. Steve mentioned he found a very old can of what was called aluminum in a barn that he thought dated back to late 1930's or early 1940's. What he found when he opened the can and mixed it up was a more white-gray shade of paint not a aluminum colouring...George Dutka

Here we see a comparison of two models in my fleet...aluminum and white. I think I may have the colours covered.

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