Re: COHS PM Decals (Smokebox Graphics)

Eric Hansmann

These Smokebox Graphics decals sets look great and a bargain. I’d be cautious to imply they are definitive for early 1920s prototype lettering.


To clarify, the AA and PM as-built lettering for boxcars built in the early 1920s are not the same as the decal sets. The sets seem to follow the prototype lettering applied in the very late 1920s and beyond. A review of the as-built car images and the decal sets will reveal the differences.



Eric Hansmann

Murfreesboro, TN




From: <> On Behalf Of Craig Wilson
Sent: Friday, May 8, 2020 8:15 AM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] COHS PM Decals (Smokebox Graphics)


Smokebox Graphics decals are printed by Cartograph (same company Speedwitch uses) and are as good as anything out there.  Not an extensive line but there is also a set for Ann Arbor RR boxcars that covers everything from the 1920's single sheath cars through the steel boxcars built 1948 to 1958.  At ten bucks for a sheet that does multiple cars, I consider it to be a good bargain.  Besides the PM and AA cars there are sets for New Haven and Buffalo Creek boxcars.


Craig Wilson

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