Undecorated locomotives

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by n-scaler-dude, Jan 11, 2003.

  1. n-scaler-dude

    n-scaler-dude Member

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    Since it's proving to be an impossible task to find steam locomotives with the road name I'm looking for (Frisco), I guess it's up to me to create them from undecorated units.

    Question is, where is the best place to find decals for these hard-to-find roadnames. I'm looking specifically for n-gauge.
  2. Catt

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    My suggestion would be to try the Micro-Scale site.They have an active online catalog.

    Here is the link for Micro-Scale decals
  3. n-scaler-dude

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    Thanks Catt! What a wonderful resource this forum is!

    And another website to add to my growing favorites list.:)
  4. rockislandmike

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  5. jdh

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    and to follow up....

    if you need to have something created, i use RAIL GRAPHICS.

    he has created common sheets for steam era rolling stock and locomotives as well as custom logo design.

    all of my home road <possm flats, the road kill line> decals were created by ron roberts of rail graphics.

    his phone: 847-742-5404
    web: http://www.railgraphicsdecals.com/

    i looked at three custom decal places before deciding upon rail graphics. one place did not return my call, the other one did not have as crisp printing as i needed [this was for n-scale, they would have been ok for larger scales].

    ron had to start with my idea of a logo, he did all of the rest.
    and - it was perfect. he is an expert, he knows what you can do in the most economical method.

    rail graphics was the winner by a country mile.

    note// i have no affiliation with rail graphics other than being a satisfied customer.//


    so go visit their web site and see for yourself.
  6. rockislandmike

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    Any pics, jdh ? I was thinking about using Rail Graphics as well in the near future. WHen I do decals myself on my inkjet printer, they turn out "okay", but I think they could probably do a really good job if I wanted to do some fictional LO's.
  7. jdh

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    my digital camera can't do the decals justice.
    the rail graphics web site has good examples.

    my home road paint scheme is patterned after the B&O express service box cars. i am using ivory over green instead of silver over blue.

    if i can get a decent picture, i will post it.