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 Posted: Thu Jul 25th, 2013 02:45 am
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Nice!. Probably the only other time in their entire life they looked that good was when delivered by the manufacturer!. Jose.javascript:emoticon(':glad:',%20'images/emoticons/yahoo.gif')



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Agreed!

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I wondered about that actually....most likely they were painted when new don't you think? I wasn't sure, just went with the look I liked best...



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Hey guys,
Sorry to drag up this old post, but I need a little advice. Been a long winter and I am getting ready to get the RR Wagon out and finish it. I want to handpaint "Railway Express Agency" on each side of the cart along the frame. To do that, and make it look good I can't do it freehand. I'm thinking the best way would be to have "reverse decals" made that I can put on, paint between the lines and then remove. I was just curious if anyone could point me in the right direction? Is there anywhere online you can go for that sort of thing? To have specific size reverse decals made? Thinking of the red/gold... I could do the shadowing freehand but for the main part I want the old school font just like the old signs.

Any help or advice you can give me is greatly appreciated!

All I have to go on is a small file size sign photo I found online...

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Probably any sign shop that makes vinyl decals (like the signs on commercial vehicles) can help you. Jose.



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I'm afraid I have a few sign shops locally, but I guess they are spoiled because I have tryed several local places in the past, never asking for a price, and never have any success. One shop locally I dropped a decal off to one year ago, stopped their yesterday after contacting them through the past year, and they still don't have them done. That is a decal they have made for me before, and they have the artwork on file, all they have to do is load the material & push a button & I can't even get them to do that. So local shops not an option for me....thanks though....



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Try this guy...

http://www.gscalegraphics.net/custom-lettering.html

He specializes in lettering for G scale trains but he may be able to do larger stuff. If not, he can probably help you find someone who can.



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Hi Ray,
Thank you for that tip...whether for this wagon or not looks like a great source. I'm right in the middle of following up on another lead for an online business that takes an image and not only does the digital work but also prints the decals. Hoping to have them within a week, if so I'll post some pics. If it doesn't work out though I'll definately check into your link...



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 Posted: Sun May 4th, 2014 03:39 pm
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One or two final photo's of the finished product guys...only thing the wagon needs now is a good cleaning...



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