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Watch Your Step decals


George Courtney
 

Anyone know of any HO or N scale decals that contain a Watch Your Step warning in white? I had a set of old Walthers with this for a caboose but naturally ruined one of the decals. Many of the decal providers don't have photos.

Thanks,
George Courtney


O Fenton Wells
 

Once Gerry Glow gets back up to speed he my be interested. I would give
him a few months as he will need some time dealing with the recent loss of
his brother.
fenton wells

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 9:11 PM, gsc3 <gsc3@yahoo.com> wrote:

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Anyone know of any HO or N scale decals that contain a Watch Your Step
warning in white? I had a set of old Walthers with this for a caboose but
naturally ruined one of the decals. Many of the decal providers don't have
photos.

Thanks,
George Courtney




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arved_grass
 

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "gsc3" wrote:

Anyone know of any HO or N scale decals that contain a Watch Your Step warning in white? I had a set of old Walthers with this for a caboose but naturally ruined one of the decals. Many of the decal providers don't have photos.
I think some of the Microscale decal sets have this. This was common wording above the pilot steps on many locomotives.

Sure would be nice to have an ALPS printer, or something like it (that can print white), to whip up something like this when you need it.

Arved Grass
Fleming Island, Florida


Scott H. Haycock
 

Actually, this would be something you could do with an inkjet. The artwork could be done in a variety of programs. With lettering this small, a 'close enough' computer font could be found. The trick would be matching the paint of the steps close enough with you printer. Most drawing programs have a 64 color standard pallet. One of these colors should be a reasonably close match.
Paint a swatch of your step color, or fill a box, depending on your program. Type your text over this in black and check your font point size for scale, etc. Once you're satisfied, turn the font color to white. In the properties box, click on "always on top" and print on white decal paper. Of course, seal the decal before using!


Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm ent

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I think some of the Microscale decal sets have this. This was common wording above the pilot steps on many locomotives.

Sure would be nice to have an ALPS printer, or something like it (that can print white), to whip up something like this when you need it.

Arved Grass
Fleming Island, Florida


Bill Welch
 

Going from memory this warning is on Micro scale set #1 or #2, maybe both, in HO. Perfect for L&N cabooses.

Bill Welch

--- In STMFC@yahoogroups.com, "gsc3" wrote:

Anyone know of any HO or N scale decals that contain a Watch Your Step warning in white? I had a set of old Walthers with this for a caboose but naturally ruined one of the decals. Many of the decal providers don't have photos.

Thanks,
George Courtney


Scott H. Haycock
 

Good memory, Bill
I have these 2 sets on my bench as we 'speak?' . the Watch your step decals, in both white and black are printed vertically, near the bottom right corner.


Scott Haycock
Modeling Tarheel country in the Land of Enchantm ent

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Going from memory this warning is on Micro scale set #1 or #2, maybe both, in HO. Perfect for L&N cabooses.

Bill Welch





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Tim O'Connor
 

That lettering can be found in several forms in various decal sets.

Speaking of cataloging stuff :-) I have long wanted to actually sit
down with my decal collection and catalog all the wonderful little bits
of lettering that can be found on decal sets that are useful in many
other situations. For example I recall the decal sets for RF&P PS-1
40' box cars (from whom?) had 'watch your step' lettering that was
placed under the ladders. A nice detail, and not uncommon.

I estimate if I did this by myself I would never actually build another
model because it would take me several thousand hours to do a good job
of it.

Tim O'Connor

Anyone know of any HO or N scale decals that contain a Watch Your Step warning in white? I had a set of old Walthers with this for a caboose but naturally ruined one of the decals. Many of the decal providers don't have photos.
I think some of the Microscale decal sets have this. This was common wording above the pilot steps on many locomotives.

Sure would be nice to have an ALPS printer, or something like it (that can print white), to whip up something like this when you need it.

Arved Grass
Fleming Island, Florida