40-foot Fruehauf trailer, Penn Central (NYCZ 207688).
This Penn Central trailer still carries New York Central reporting marks. One of the few
trailers I've done with a simple paint scheme.
I airbrushed the Micro-Trains body in bright silver, while the electrical area on the nose was
masked and airbrushed a medium gray. The marker lights were highlighted with Testors Turn Signal
Orange or Stop Light Red, whichever was appropriate. The Micro-Scale decals were applied
and oversprayed with a satin clear
coat finish. the wheel bogie hardware, tires and trailer stand were painted flat black, while
the hubs were painted bright silver.
The trailer was dusted with pastels, then the heavy
diesel exhaust residue on the roof and upper front corners was airbrushed repeatedly with a grimy black
wash until the desired build-up was achieved.