Rock Island decals


Richard Townsend
 

Does anyone make HO scale decals for a CRI&P single-sheathed boxcar with three panels on each side of the door?

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


Steve and Barb Hile
 

I presume that you mean the 1930 vintage cars like

 

Freight Cars—Wooden - Lake States Railway Historical Association (lakestatesarchive.org)

 

Sunshine made kits for some of these, and so there must have been decals, but other than that, I don’t recall any decals specifically for these cars.  It is a pretty simple scheme and could, perhaps, be cobbled from Champ road name sets.  Perhaps Ron Von Werder from Rocket Express would sell you some of his for the auto cars of similar vintage.

 

Steve Hile

 

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Does anyone make HO scale decals for a CRI&P single-sheathed boxcar with three panels on each side of the door?

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR


 

Hubert Mask is always ready to listen about new RI decals. 

Thanks!
Brian Ehni 
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On Aug 13, 2021, at 5:49 PM, Steve and Barb Hile <shile@...> wrote:



I presume that you mean the 1930 vintage cars like

 

Freight Cars—Wooden - Lake States Railway Historical Association (lakestatesarchive.org)

 

Sunshine made kits for some of these, and so there must have been decals, but other than that, I don’t recall any decals specifically for these cars.  It is a pretty simple scheme and could, perhaps, be cobbled from Champ road name sets.  Perhaps Ron Von Werder from Rocket Express would sell you some of his for the auto cars of similar vintage.

 

Steve Hile

 

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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

 

Does anyone make HO scale decals for a CRI&P single-sheathed boxcar with three panels on each side of the door?

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR


hubert mask
 

Check your web site.   Maskislanddecals.com. I offer many Rock Island decals.  I am not sure what paint scheme but I have the largest selection of Rock Island decals.


On Aug 13, 2021, at 4:22 PM, Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend@...> wrote:


Does anyone make HO scale decals for a CRI&P single-sheathed boxcar with three panels on each side of the door?

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


Jack Mullen
 

On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 03:49 PM, Steve and Barb Hile wrote:
I presume that you mean the 1930 vintage cars
Or earlier ones ?  like
 https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/CRIP-Mechanical-Engineer-Files/Freight-Cars-Wooden/i-mbmc5fv/A
or
https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/CRIP-Mechanical-Engineer-Files/Freight-Cars-Wooden/i-9c8w6Hv/A

Some differences in layout and content.

Jack Mullen



Steve and Barb Hile
 

See some comments below in red.

 

Steve Hile

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [mailto:main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] On Behalf Of Jack Mullen
Sent: Friday, August 13, 2021 8:53 PM
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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

 

On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 03:49 PM, Steve and Barb Hile wrote:

I presume that you mean the 1930 vintage cars

Or earlier ones ?  like

Or

 

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/CRIP-Mechanical-Engineer-Files/Freight-Cars-Wooden/i-9c8w6Hv/A

 

Rocket Express has expressed some interest in doing cars like this second example, these were also later versions of the B2 cars.


Some differences in layout and content.  True, the Westerfield ones might be adaptable to the 1930’s vintage cars.

Jack Mullen

 


Charlie Duckworth
 

Westerfield makes a set for his Fowler copy RI boxcar
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Richard Townsend
 

Thanks to all who replied. It's for a 133000-series car, like this one: 

https://www.lakestatesarchive.org/CRIP-Mechanical-Engineer-Files/Freight-Cars-Wooden/i-9c8w6Hv/A

Mask Island was the first place I went to when I got this idea. Unfortunately, no joy. There were 1,000 cars in this series so there's a sufficient number for them to not be too obscure. Any interest in adding this to the Mask Island line?

The Westerfield decals look like they could work, at least the road name and the reporting marks. I don't know if they include the proper digits for the car number 133XXX. I doubt they do. Those double threes look to be a problem. This is a fun little kitbash I am working on and rather not have to invest in multiple decal sets just to get the needed digits.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


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See some comments below in red.
 
Steve Hile
 
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On Fri, Aug 13, 2021 at 03:49 PM, Steve and Barb Hile wrote:
I presume that you mean the 1930 vintage cars
Or earlier ones ?  like
Or
 
 
Rocket Express has expressed some interest in doing cars like this second example, these were also later versions of the B2 cars.

Some differences in layout and content.  True, the Westerfield ones might be adaptable to the 1930’s vintage cars.

Jack Mullen
 


al_brown03
 

The decals in Westerfield kit #6401 *do* include digits for car numbers in the 133XXX series: in fact, number 133804 is included right like that.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Richard Townsend
 

That's cool! Thanks so much!

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sat, Aug 14, 2021 4:23 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

The decals in Westerfield kit #6401 *do* include digits for car numbers in the 133XXX series: in fact, number 133804 is included right like that.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Richard Townsend
 

I suspect that means as soon as I finish my kitbash, Westerfield will bring out a kit for the car.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
From: al_brown03 <abrown@...>
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Sent: Sat, Aug 14, 2021 4:23 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

The decals in Westerfield kit #6401 *do* include digits for car numbers in the 133XXX series: in fact, number 133804 is included right like that.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Rich C
 

Rocket Express is already in the process of bringing out that kit.





Rich Christie

On Saturday, August 14, 2021, 07:39:48 PM CDT, Richard Townsend via groups.io <richtownsend@...> wrote:


I suspect that means as soon as I finish my kitbash, Westerfield will bring out a kit for the car.

Richard Townsend
Lincoln City, OR


-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sat, Aug 14, 2021 4:23 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

The decals in Westerfield kit #6401 *do* include digits for car numbers in the 133XXX series: in fact, number 133804 is included right like that.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Steve and Barb Hile
 

As I recall, Al Westerfield, at one time, intended to extend the Rock Island cars to include both the Murphy ended and the Dreadnaught ended cars in the lineup.  They are discussed in the documentation, but he never got around to doing them.

 

Rocket Express has also expressed interest, so they might be the one to two the kit or kits.

 

As a point of interest:  The 133xxx series was divided between two builders, ACF and Bettendorf and there was a small difference in the way that the roofs met the ends.  I think that I posted a comparison years ago and it is attached here, in case.

 

Steve Hile

 

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Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

 

I suspect that means as soon as I finish my kitbash, Westerfield will bring out a kit for the car.

Richard Townsend

Lincoln City, OR

 

-----Original Message-----
From: al_brown03 <abrown@...>
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Sent: Sat, Aug 14, 2021 4:23 pm
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Rock Island decals

The decals in Westerfield kit #6401 *do* include digits for car numbers in the 133XXX series: in fact, number 133804 is included right like that.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.