Re: Rio Grande decals - assistance please

Schuyler Larrabee

Well, thanks, Ben, I appreciate that help.  The linked photo is exactly the car in question.  I bought two of the Champ sets (there are two cars to do) and I expect that will get me pretty close to accurately decaled cars.




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Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2021 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rio Grande decals - assistance please


Schuyler Larrabee wrote: 

"Since you seem to really want to know. I am looking to more-or-less accurately decal some troop sleepers in work train service.  The decal sheet my friend gave me, Microscale 87-73 “D&RGW Narrow Gauge Freight Cars,” does not include much black lettering and I am not convinced the “Rio Grande” speed lettering is the correct size.  I suspect there are better choices.  I want to letter it as accurately as I can, though the owner is very much satisfied with a “three-foot rule” result.  It’s >>ME<< being picky, not the owner."


You mean something like this?


Agree with you regarding Microscale 87-73 - along with the limited black lettering, the stencil breaks don't conform with the car in the photo.


Champ HN-123 might scratch your itch.  It's in black, and features four sizes of the speed lettering.  Here's an active listing:



Ben Hom

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