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SP MoW equipment - Early 50s

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SP MoW equipment - Early 50s
Posted by Attuvian on Friday, May 05, 2017 8:46 AM

Howdy all.  I'm upgrading (grab irons, ladders, roof walks), repainting and relettering a couple of old Walthers work train sets to Espee appearance for the early 50s.  Who has the best decals available and what were the standard color(s) for their equipment then?

Obliged.

John

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Posted by RR_Mel on Friday, May 05, 2017 9:12 AM

Micro-Scale 87-75 SP Heavy Steam.
 
Make your own using Century School Book Bold font.
 
 
 
Century School Book Bold Font Download .ttf link:
 
 
 
 
Mel
 
Modeling the early to mid 1950s SP in HO scale since 1951
 
My Model Railroad   
 
Bakersfield, California
 
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
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Posted by Attuvian on Friday, May 05, 2017 10:14 AM
Thanks, Mel. Dare I guess brick red for color?
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Posted by RR_Mel on Friday, May 05, 2017 10:49 AM

I just used a picture editing software (LView/$30) and “mixed my colors” to match the background, usually took four or more tries to get the correct color.
 
I got tired of that and bought an Alps MD1000 printer so all I need now a jpg or bmp to make my decals.
 
 
Mel
 
Modeling the early to mid 1950s SP in HO scale since 1951
 
My Model Railroad   
 
Bakersfield, California
 
I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.
 
 

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