- Decals for scale locations and light weights
Re: Decals for scale locations and light weights
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Ed is very correct. I will have to look at each railroads font. Will have to hold it to certain amount of roads.
On Oct 29, 2020, at 12:12 PM, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...
Ed Hawkins reminded me that the railroad’s stencils were different so I’ve added a column so the font will be different based on photos. As I mentioned, I’m only selecting the most common weigh stations by railroad and plan to have only 6-8
stations for the larger roads. My cut off year is 1960 and start year is 1935. I did find the reweigh list in the files folder and have it as a starting point. Also adding tare weights to the list based on photo sources.
On Oct 29, 2020, at 10:27 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
Yeah, one of the drawbacks of the Champ sheets is that the style of the letters and numbers does not match some of the newer, finer, decal efforts. But it is way better than nothing. I have thought about custom printing reweigh dates just for
my era of modeling.
"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."
I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few
On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad. I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need
help with the other railroads. I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations. Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil. As example for
the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find. He’ll also include a set of light weights."
Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet. It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.
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