Anyone know where I can find this decal?

bremner Aug 8, 2018

  1. bremner

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    My model of Pacific Electric 1445 is getting closer to being finished, but I need some REA decals. Does anyone know what decal sheet that I can order to get these?
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  2. John Moore

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  3. bremner

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    thanks John, but I need one that is station size...
     
  4. rrrover

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    Try these: https://www.walthers.com/posters-signs-kits-railroad-railway-express-agency-depot-signs-1940s-1960s
    https://www.walthers.com/signs-posters-railroad-rea-depot-signs-1940s-60s-122-signs
    https://www.walthers.com/dry-transfer-signs-depot-rea-advertising-signs

    The first two are printed signs, but can be made into decals using the white glue trick. (thin coat of glue on the printed side, let dry. Once dry lightly and carefully sand the thickness of the paper backing, then cut off the sheet - carefully)
     
  5. SP-Wolf

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    Station size-?

    What dimensions are you looking for - ?

    Wolf
     
  6. JMaurer1

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    Yes, I don't see what you are looking for...is it the small triangular sign on the side towards the back of the car that you really cant read (in your picture)?
     
  7. bremner

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    I am assuming from pictures that I need a 18-36" REA diamond, and yes, it is the sign that you can't read on the back of the Express Motor...and at the front of this one...
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  9. SP-Wolf

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    Looks like you may have to roll your own. (As was suggested)

    I couldn't find any this small.

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  10. JMaurer1

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    The nice thing about modeling N is larger items like station signs are easy to arrange. The nice thing about modeling O is smaller items like truck signage are easy to arrange.

    And I still like HO. For, among other things, all of the above.
     
  12. vadimav

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    Hello. You can draw these decal in CorelDraw programm. Then, You can print it at white printer. I have white printer and make decals for myself an my friends. It's Easy.

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  13. SLSF Freak

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    Those look really nice - what's the printer you're using??

    -Mike
     
  14. vadimav

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    I use Oki printer for T-Shirts with my own modifications.
    All color parts of decals are start to have white as second base layer.
    Therefore these decals dont change color when laying on dark surfaces.
     
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  15. JMaurer1

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    Vad: Spellcheck...I can't read a single word on that decal sheet.

    He might be right. Now that I think about it, I have printed decals on white decal sheet (using a color laser since inkjet is water based and the color will wash off) and trimmed the decal to size. With a diamond shape, it would be easy to cut to size before putting it in the water.
     
  16. vadimav

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    Ok, I will explain in details, for best understanding:

    I mean that T-shirt is class of clothes. Originally, i used printer for making symbols on T-Shirts.

    then, I modified this device for making quality thin lackuer decals.

    I use laser printing technology, so, my decals are water-resistant and excellently layed (without any additional preparations) using standart decal laying technology , for ex. with Micro-Scale decal solutions.

    Finally saying, my decal looks and works like usual standart decals.

    They also have white layer base under all colors.

    This help to save color when decal are laying into dark surfaces.

    In more details , for example, Yellow color will look as the same yellow either placed on white or on dark surface (black tank car for ex.)

    I have friends who can help to draw any decal using Corel-Draw program, in aim to prepare for printing.

    I use almost invisible 5 micron laсquer thickness for small decal and 10, 0r 13 micron - for big decals.

    Blue base helps to see white decals.
     
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