Decal Special Run

Discussion in 'General' started by Joe Lovett, Jan 15, 2016.


What locomotive decals do you want to see next?

Poll closed Mar 31, 2017.
  1. GP-7L (133)

    12 vote(s)
  2. VO-1000 (38)

    2 vote(s)
  3. RS-1 (11)

    5 vote(s)
  4. RS-2 (4)

    0 vote(s)
  5. S-2 (6)

    3 vote(s)
  6. F units A and B (153)

    8 vote(s)
  7. U-25B (24)

    6 vote(s)
  8. H-10-44 (17)

    0 vote(s)
  9. 44 Ton (9)

    4 vote(s)
  10. GP-35 (24)

    5 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    MI=Mask Island striping.
  2. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member


    A quick perusal of the b&y GP7's indicates two major styles w/possible variants:

    1. The "original" extended block lettering.
    1a. Later may have possibly had thicker letters, but still extended. (Sort of like "bold" lettering.)

    2. Taller and less "extended" block lettering with a more "bold" look as standard.

    It appears version 2 began to show up after the original high hood U25's, and possibly first used on the GP35's. It then began to spread to the GP7's during the repaints, but not systematically.

    So, there were at least two (and a possible variant) styles of block lettering used on the hood units.

    The block "FRISCO" on the orange hood units was an entirely different animal.

    Haven't studied the b&y EMD/Alco F's to see any differences as yet, but I think there were variations there, too.

    All fer now.


    EDIT: Thanks Tom for your input.
  3. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    Andre. When is the big "R" day for you?
  4. Coonskin

    Coonskin Member


    I hope to set it up so my last day of servile work is April 27. This will be followed by 4 weeks of paid vacation, then my first RR retirement check in July.

  5. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member Supporter

    OH MAN I envy you brother. I just hope I can hang in there 6 more years. All the inward, outward facing cameras and just dwindling management from the ranks, well it's getting sooo much worse IMHO. I can't imagine this job in 3 years let alone 6.
    RogerRT likes this.
  6. Joe Lovett

    Joe Lovett Member

    Thanks Ken and Andre. Going back to the poll results, we will drop F units A and B from the list. Next would be GP35, followed by RS-1 and last on the list is
    44 Ton. Should any of these be dropped because of existing decals, like the F units?


    Note: This post is number 1000 for me.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2018 at 1:29 AM
  7. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Two different sizes of the FRISCO name used on the sides of yard and road b/y diesels are on the MicroScale 87-85 set. I've been using the bigger one for switchers, the smaller for road units.
    Ozarktraveler likes this.

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