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Decals for scale locations and light weights


Charlie Duckworth
 

I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights.  

So the .io list isn’t filled with responses to this topic you can send your railroad name and weigh locations to me (omahaduck (at) gmail (dot) com)

thanks for helping. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Benjamin Hom
 

Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


Mont Switzer
 

Charlie,

 

Monon locations all in Indiana.  They are inspection and reweigh locations which should include air brake systems.

 

M.C.     Michigan City

S.H.     South Hammond

LAF      Lafayette Shops

MID     Midland

IND     Belt Jct. (Indianapolis)

W.JCT Wallace Jct.

McD    McDoel (Bloomington)

 

Mont Switzer


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Charlie Duckworth [omahaduck@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:49 AM
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Subject: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights

I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights.  

So the .io list isn’t filled with responses to this topic you can send your railroad name and weigh locations to me (omahaduck (at) gmail (dot) com)

thanks for helping. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Bruce Smith
 

Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


Charlie Duckworth
 

I’ll certainly add reweigh dates thanks for reminding me. 

On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:34 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:


Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom

--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Tim O'Connor
 


I have used the spreadsheet (posted by Jim Brewer) as a reference many times and I can't recall any errors - Most
of the time the problem is finding decals to match the symbols.




On 10/29/2020 9:10 AM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


John Sykes III
 

Rob Schoenberg's website, http://prr.railfan.net/, has a complete list of PRR scale locations with stencil codes.  However, his list is from 1923, so there were changes (plus and minus) over the years.  I think there is another more recent list on someone else's PRR website, but I can't remember which one (maybe Jerry Britton's?).

-- John


Tim O'Connor
 


I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few


On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Dave Parker
 

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 06:10 AM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.
 
Earlier this year, Jim Brewer spend quite a bit of time updating this spreadsheet, garnering many corrections and additions from multiple sources.  There is a May draft in the files section of this group, but it is the July revision that you would want.  That version has been posted to both the Resin Freight Car Builders and and Plastic Model Freight Car Builders groups.  It is a significant improvement over the older version that has been kicking around for years (thanks Jim!)
 
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


James Brewer
 

Dave,

I attempted to post it to the Real STMFC files but couldn't; I believe I did forward it to the moderators and requested they post it; if for some reason my memory is incorrect I'd be glad to forward it to the appropriate moderator for posting to this group's files.

Jim Brewer

On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:21 AM Dave Parker via groups.io <spottab=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 06:10 AM, Benjamin Hom wrote:
Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.
 
Earlier this year, Jim Brewer spend quite a bit of time updating this spreadsheet, garnering many corrections and additions from multiple sources.  There is a May draft in the files section of this group, but it is the July revision that you would want.  That version has been posted to both the Resin Freight Car Builders and and Plastic Model Freight Car Builders groups.  It is a significant improvement over the older version that has been kicking around for years (thanks Jim!)
 
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Bruce Smith
 

Yeah, one of the drawbacks of the Champ sheets is that the style of the letters and numbers does not match some of the newer, finer, decal efforts. But it is way better than nothing. I have thought about custom printing reweigh dates just for my era of modeling.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few


On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Dave Parker
 

Jim:

It's not a big file (106 kB).  You could try sending it out as an attachment to this group as there seems to be interest based on this thread.

And thanks again for your efforts.  I think the new tabulation is very helpful.
--
Dave Parker
Swall Meadows, CA


Charlie Duckworth
 

Ed Hawkins reminded me that the railroad’s stencils were different so I’ve added a column so the font will be different based on photos.   As I mentioned,  I’m only selecting the most common weigh stations by railroad and plan to have only 6-8 stations for the larger roads.  My cut off year is 1960 and start year is 1935.   I did find the reweigh list in the files folder and have it as a starting point.   Also adding tare weights to the list based on photo sources.  

Charlie D. 

On Oct 29, 2020, at 10:27 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

 Yeah, one of the drawbacks of the Champ sheets is that the style of the letters and numbers does not match some of the newer, finer, decal efforts. But it is way better than nothing. I have thought about custom printing reweigh dates just for my era of modeling.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few


On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


hubert mask
 

Ed is very correct.  I will have to look at each railroads font.   Will have to hold it to certain amount of roads.

Hubert 


On Oct 29, 2020, at 12:12 PM, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:

Ed Hawkins reminded me that the railroad’s stencils were different so I’ve added a column so the font will be different based on photos.   As I mentioned,  I’m only selecting the most common weigh stations by railroad and plan to have only 6-8 stations for the larger roads.  My cut off year is 1960 and start year is 1935.   I did find the reweigh list in the files folder and have it as a starting point.   Also adding tare weights to the list based on photo sources.  

Charlie D. 

On Oct 29, 2020, at 10:27 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

 Yeah, one of the drawbacks of the Champ sheets is that the style of the letters and numbers does not match some of the newer, finer, decal efforts. But it is way better than nothing. I have thought about custom printing reweigh dates just for my era of modeling.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few


On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
 

Bruce,

At least Champ did TRY to match the lettering style to each road's preference. Their sheets included Railroad Roman and Gothic "fonts", and to some extent the sizes reflected the railroad's style. I'm sure they made some booboos, but it was a good attempt.

On a related topic, I would love to see a sheet with a selection of data for various classes of tank cars, test dates, etc.

Yours Aye,


Garth Groff  🦆



On Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:27 AM Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
Yeah, one of the drawbacks of the Champ sheets is that the style of the letters and numbers does not match some of the newer, finer, decal efforts. But it is way better than nothing. I have thought about custom printing reweigh dates just for my era of modeling.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few


On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Charlie Duckworth
 

Im using the spreadsheet on the files and I don’t need every scale location that was on the railroads just the most common ones.  If someone can send me the 8 most common scales on the PRR, SP, SOU, NYC I’d appreciate it.

Charlie

On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:51 AM, John Sykes III via groups.io <johnsykesiii@...> wrote:

Rob Schoenberg's website, http://prr.railfan.net/, has a complete list of PRR scale locations with stencil codes.  However, his list is from 1923, so there were changes (plus and minus) over the years.  I think there is another more recent list on someone else's PRR website, but I can't remember which one (maybe Jerry Britton's?).

-- John


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Mont Switzer
 

Charlie,

 

Most common locations on the Monon were:

 

S.H.    South Hammond, IN

LAF    Lafayette, IN Shops

McD    McDoel Yard, Bloomington, IN

 

Mont Switzer

 


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io [main@RealSTMFC.groups.io] on behalf of Charlie Duckworth [omahaduck@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 3:28 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights

Im using the spreadsheet on the files and I don’t need every scale location that was on the railroads just the most common ones.  If someone can send me the 8 most common scales on the PRR, SP, SOU, NYC I’d appreciate it.

Charlie

On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:51 AM, John Sykes III via groups.io <johnsykesiii@...> wrote:

Rob Schoenberg's website, http://prr.railfan.net/, has a complete list of PRR scale locations with stencil codes.  However, his list is from 1923, so there were changes (plus and minus) over the years.  I think there is another more recent list on someone else's PRR website, but I can't remember which one (maybe Jerry Britton's?).

-- John


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Tim O'Connor
 

Hubert

The Union Pacific needs white, black, red and yellow reweigh shop stencils, lube stencils, freight car classes, built dates,
and actual load limit and light weight stencils both pre-1963 and post-1963!! (Gross Rail Load values increased for all
freight cars in 1963 and every car had to be reweighed and restenciled)

I'm just sayin' :-)

But I'd be very interested in the above. And there are other roads that need multiple colors too. And you could figure out
how to compile all that on a sheet for one major railroad (or set of roads) then use that layout as a 'template' for other roads.

In my opinion you can cover a lot of territory with "roman" and "gothic" type because the sizes are so small - 1" 2" 3" so
fine distinctions are a lot harder to see and don't matter unless you're building a museum piece. But there are exceptions
I'm sure like NYC and PC modern styles etc.



On 10/29/2020 12:15 PM, hubert mask wrote:
Ed is very correct.  I will have to look at each railroads font.   Will have to hold it to certain amount of roads.

Hubert 


On Oct 29, 2020, at 12:12 PM, Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck@...> wrote:

Ed Hawkins reminded me that the railroad’s stencils were different so I’ve added a column so the font will be different based on photos.   As I mentioned,  I’m only selecting the most common weigh stations by railroad and plan to have only 6-8 stations for the larger roads.  My cut off year is 1960 and start year is 1935.   I did find the reweigh list in the files folder and have it as a starting point.   Also adding tare weights to the list based on photo sources.  

Charlie D. 

On Oct 29, 2020, at 10:27 AM, Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:

 Yeah, one of the drawbacks of the Champ sheets is that the style of the letters and numbers does not match some of the newer, finer, decal efforts. But it is way better than nothing. I have thought about custom printing reweigh dates just for my era of modeling.

Regards

Bruce


Bruce F. Smith            

Auburn, AL

"Some days you are the bug, some days you are the windshield."




On Oct 29, 2020, at 9:53 AM, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:


I have them and I've used them, but a Microscale sized sheet with hundreds of dates from the 1940's to ~1965 (when the
stencil practice mostly ended) is what I really need. For example Ted Culotta's beautiful SP box car decal sheets have tons
of small data... but the dates in the mid to late 1950's are very few


On 10/29/2020 10:34 AM, Bruce Smith wrote:
Champ decals did this. They subdivided the railroads by region, and then provided reweigh codes for each railroad. They also provided a separate sheet of reweigh dates.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Benjamin Hom <b.hom@...>
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 8:10:51 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights
 
Charlie Duckworth wrote:
"I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights."

Check the group Files section for the Reweigh Symbol spreadsheet.  It's crowdsourced and could probably use a bit of QA, but it's been there for years.


Ben Hom


--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

--
Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts


Steve SANDIFER
 

Here is the Santa Fe list.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie Duckworth
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:50 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights

 

I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights.  

So the .io list isn’t filled with responses to this topic you can send your railroad name and weigh locations to me (omahaduck (at) gmail (dot) com)

thanks for helping. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.


Charlie Duckworth
 

Stephen 
I don’t want to guess; can you provide the 6-8 most common Santa Fe scales for light weights?

Charlie 

On Oct 29, 2020, at 10:23 PM, James SANDIFER <steve.sandifer@...> wrote:



Here is the Santa Fe list.

 

 

J. Stephen Sandifer

 

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> On Behalf Of Charlie Duckworth
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:50 AM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: [RealSTMFC] Decals for scale locations and light weights

 

I’ve been kicking around an idea with Hubert Mask on having a decal set made with the most common weight locations by railroad.  I have a comprehensive list of Mopac locations but would need help with the other railroads.   I told Hubert I’d be happy to compile a list if the group members would send me the top six or eight locations.  Obviously I don’t want the full name but the ‘short name’ the railroad used in there stencil.  As example for the MP Kingsville was KV, Alexandria was ALEX. The decal sheet would be alphabetized by railroad so if you are wanting to restenciled a ATSF boxcar it would be easy to find.   He’ll also include a set of light weights.  

So the .io list isn’t filled with responses to this topic you can send your railroad name and weigh locations to me (omahaduck (at) gmail (dot) com)

thanks for helping. 
--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.

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--
Charlie Duckworth 
Omaha, Ne.