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How do you model a polar Express in Ho scale?
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 Posted: Thu Jul 14th, 2011 04:51 pm
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Ok we all know lionel makes the polar express,  But what about us Ho modeler's who would like an Ho version.     I know a berkshire engine would work,  But I have not seen any passenger cars that look like the movie,  and where would you find decals  that say polar express?  and Idea's guys?

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Howdy Hunter. My "best guess" for passenger cars might be MDC, Athearn, or Rivarossi heavyweight passenger cars. I don't know what's available however. I seem to remember that the lettering was gold but maybe yellow would work. If you have access to a printer that would do these colors, you could do the artwork on the computer and print it out on clear decal paper, maybe a Kinko's or the like could print them for you. If all that fails, you could get the proper font & color of dry transfers (Woodland Scenics, etc.) and then apply those to the clear decal paper and apply them that way. Just remember that you are modeling something that is a fantasy and the passenger cars may not be "faithful" to the ones in the movie. Good luck, you have your work cut out for you.
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I know this is a 5 year old post, but I believe Bachmann has a HO Polar Express passenger set now.

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