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Where can I get legible hazmat placards for my lpg car?

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Where can I get legible hazmat placards for my lpg car?
Posted by JohnWPowell on Monday, December 2, 2019 7:02 PM

Where can I get legible hazmat lpg placards in ho scale?

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, December 2, 2019 7:28 PM

Microscale has hazmat placards as decals.

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Posted by JohnWPowell on Monday, December 2, 2019 8:18 PM

Yes I just got some and there not very clear

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Posted by doctorwayne on Monday, December 2, 2019 8:28 PM

JohnWPowell
...there not very clear

Well, given their size, I don't think that's too surprising.  Most of them seem legible in the size which shows if you hover the cursor over the displayed sheet, but that looks to be about four times enlarged.  Applied to HO scale equipment, I'd guess that not many viewers would be able to read them, but they would at least show as a representation of what they're supposed to be....perhaps that's the best you can expect to achieve.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, December 2, 2019 8:29 PM

I just looked at them, and I was thinking they are as clear as your going to see them in 1:1 scale standing 20' (?) away trackside ?

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Posted by gmpullman on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 6:12 AM

JohnWPowell

Yes I just got some and there not very clear

 

There are scores of placards on the internet in resolutions that are amicable to using a vector-based drawing program to sharpen and resize them to suit.

https://tinyurl.com/uy6hyhe

I use CorelDRAW.

Then print them using good quality matte photo paper and cut them out.

 

This site has hi-res downloadable .pdf or .png files.

http://ian-albert.com/hazmat_placards/

There are others.


 

Perhaps these are sharper than the Microscale ones?

https://circusdecals.ecwid.com/Hazmat-Placards-HO-Scale-Decal-Set-p138308753

I have earlier-era Microscale placards and they seem to be pretty legible in HO although they are slightly too large for my holders. Maybe you got a bad sheet?

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Posted by Mark R. on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 9:00 AM

Highball Graphics makes some really nice accessory decal sets - very clean and sharp. Three different sets ....

https://highballgraphics.com/index.php/results/accessory-decals-ho-scale/?start=24

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Posted by dknelson on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:19 AM

Tichy also has Haz Mat decals.  

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Posted by JohnWPowell on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:53 PM

Athearn, scaletrains tanks are perfectly legible. These decals are not

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Posted by JohnWPowell on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 12:56 PM

Thank you I'll try it

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Posted by dstarr on Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:12 PM

I have a couple of hazmat sheets that I have been using.  I could email them to you if I had your email address. 

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