Re: GN Empire Builder Lettering


--- In STMFC@..., "Brian Carlson" <brian@...> wrote:

A few weeks ago I asked about the GN lettering applied in the mid 1950's I
learned from those emails that it is called Empire Builder lettering. I am
looking for either a source for an IM 12 panel boxcar in mineral brown with
the empire builder lettering, or a source for decals to do the same. I
purchased a vermillion Empire Builder 12 panel car but it is too new for my
era so it will go into the sell pile.

Brian J. Carlson, P.E.
Cheektowaga NY
I do not believe IM has done a 12 panel car in mineral with EB lettering. If you wanted to do one, Microscale supplies the lettering in their set 87-185. Champ used to have it in set HB-308 which appears to be unavailable. However, it's possible it shows up in their set HB-429--I don't have that set, so I can't say for sure.

Staffan (or otherts) may correct me on this, but I believe the first showing of the EB style lettering happened on newly painted Vermilion cars and that the same lettering on mineral cars happened later. If so, then you can drop the mineral/EB project too.


Edward Sutorik

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