Re: Kitbash Fodder


DM&IR was an early user of 3M Scotchlite reflective lettering starting in 1955 on new diesel locomotives.  Starting in summer 1959 these reflective monograms, reporting marks and numbers began to be applied to freight cars and cabooses.  Application on wood sheathed equipment involved making metal plates for these items and then applying a clear coat of sealer over the Scotchlite.  Some steel freight cars were equipped in the same manner, but by 1960, the application of the Scotchlite lettering was directly to the steel carbodies.  Data on equipment was not Scotchlite and was stenciled directly on the carbodies.


Dan Holbrook  

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