Re: HO USRA Gondola Decals Source?

Gene Green <bierglaeser@...>

I supplied the gondola artwork to Greg Komar (as well as that for
some other M&StL cars). The artwork was taken directly from the
General American stencil diagram for the M&StL's 30001 series all-
steel, drop-bottom gondolas that came along in the late 1940s.

Greg resized the gondola artwork to fit the Detail Associates all-
steel, drop-bottom gondola which, at that time, was probably the
closest one could come to the M&StL's 30001 series gondolas.

The key feature of the M&StL's lettering (on most revenue freight
cars) after 1937 was the slanted "The Peoria Gateway" slogan. I
don't know if any of the M&StL's original USRA composite gondolas
received the "The Peoria Gateway" slogan. The used USRA composite
gondolas did receive exactly that.

Gene Green
Out in the west Texas town of El Paso

--- In STMFC@..., "Douglas Harding" <dharding@...> wrote:

I sent Edward a photo off list of a M&StL USRA Gon. They were
painted black. Greg Komar offers a dry transfer for an M&StL GS gon
that might be usable. HO-230; 30001-30499 GS
white black Sized to fit Detail Associates gondola

Doug Harding

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