Re: Reading White Decals printed on pale blue backing.paper
As a 1960's modeler I need many 1950's decals, but the sets almost -never- have reweigh dates or shop stencilstoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
later than 1960, and they also almost -never- have any revised GRL numbers (in 1963 the GRL's were increased
for "40" "50" "70" and "100" ton cars). Extremely frustrating. 🙁
On 10/27/2021 7:36 PM, WILLIAM PARDIE wrote:
I really love the decals from Speedwitch and now Nationak Scale Car for the completeness of the sets. I too, however, have a problem reading the decal lettering on the smaller script. I have also found this to be a rwo headed sword. I had a devil of a time lettering a NYC car. Seeing the lettering was solved with a very inexpensive and brighgoose neck lamp from a drug store. The problem then became trimming the decals. The set contained probably every lot number that went above thr NYC oval heralds. They were printed very close together. I went through two sets of decalsc on this. First the proper lot was identified using the lamp. I finally used a magic marker to locate the lot that I wanted making an adjacent mark. I cut out an area larger than the lot and then worked my way down.