Question on Barnhart Loades

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by Gil Finn, Aug 29, 2005.

  1. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    I am modeling a shay logging and coal theme in O gauge.

    My layout will feature my own railroad, The J.I. Dorsey Coal & Lumber Co. of Fenwick W Va., a non protoypical corperation.

    My question is what would be a common color for a loader?

    Say, Meadow River or Cherry River Boom & Lumber or even WVP&P?

    As you can see all the photos I have seen thus far are B&W.

    Thank you for any help with this and you fellows have a nice forum.

    Gil Finn


    htmy question is on the colar of loaders. My company will be the J> I> Dorsey Stores Coal & Lumer tp
  2. Gil Finn

    Gil Finn Active Member

    Feel free to email me. It is in my profile.

    I collect scrip and coal and lumber photos and books, email with questions and comments, they are always welcome.frame321*****
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    The one in the pic looks homemade. Would a logging company even take time to paint something like that.
  4. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Come to think of it, I never saw a color photograph of a Barnhart Loader, too.

    But I think that a logging enterprise would use their money for more important things than fancy paintwork. So my educated guess is either black or oxide red (boxcar red), both probably the cheapest sorts of paint around.

    However, if you are creating YOUR logging RR, then it's up to YOU, how you paint your equipment. :D

  5. zedob

    zedob Member

    How about red. Red lead paint was used for priming years ago. Alot of times it was the only paint used.

    It's brighter than boxcar red, but I'm having a hard time remembering exactly what it can be compaired to since I have'nt seen it in a long time. I want to say it was close to a stop sign red.

    White lead was used also.

    NOTE: I wouldn't mix the two like they did in "Up Periscope", unless you are going for that "Queer Eye" layout.
  6. m_reusser

    m_reusser Member


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