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Lettering for 8,000 gallon tank cars - silver tank

Part Number: AESX-4

Price: $8.50

Pressed Steel Car Company built a large number of 8,000 gallon tank cars in the late teens and early 1920's, primarily for North American Tank Car leasing operations. In the late 1940's, when A.E. Staley turned over their tank operations to North American, many of the cars were repainted and lettered in AESX reporting marks with white, orange, silver and black tanks. AESX 820 is painted white with Staley's traditional royal blue lettering (well oxidized here); bottom sheet, underframe and trucks coated with black car cement (wheels left unpainted and allowed to rust and gather road grease and grim) Hand rails, grab irons and ladders were royal blue.

By studying the color in the photo below of AESX 790, an assumption could be made that the car tank cradles and other related components are also royal blue, thereby making the case that royal blue is used throughout the lower section. This will be at the discretion of the modeler as painting Bill of Materials from Pressed Steel are not available, and scanned color printing is not always a reliable color representation. This decal set designed and created at Protocraft Decals.

Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet

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