F7's in mandarin orange/white.

Discussion in 'General' started by Robleese, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    SLSF-ow1.jpg SLSF-ow2.jpg SLSF-ow3.jpg In O gauge, there are none.
    So here's what I'm working on. This MTH unpowered B unit was painted Baltimore & Ohio, and I bought fairly cheap. After masking off the orange areas and painting the white portion, I then masked off the white portion and painted the orange. I am using that Rustoleum Poppy Red that still looks like a perfect match (to me). I plan to add the flared spark arrestors later. The big unknown is this...will anybody manufacture decals for this paint scheme???
    As with all my paint projects, stand back a ways while you look at it, and then it ain't too bad.
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  2. Robleese

    Robleese Member

    8ECA0D3E-2FF8-4886-A58B-A48C64C2816E.jpeg 2634B542-DA55-4D3B-834C-8994E0B342E9.jpeg FDA20A7F-B37B-4ED8-9868-6F780F915F74.jpeg C574D229-2BBD-4C39-BA42-1F0A7B9B749F.jpeg More pictures. (Which are never high quality).
  3. Iantha_Branch

    Iantha_Branch Member

    I think microscale has a sheet of decals for that scheme available in O scale
  4. Looks good.
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  5. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    I'll go check my shoebox!
    Nice work.
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  6. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I think it looks great Rob.
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  7. Sirfoldalot

    Sirfoldalot Frisco.org Supporter Frisco.org Supporter

    Rob -- I looked all over, I'm sorry! I thought sure that I had a set of Orange EMD decals, but they are for an HO model - not O scale.
    I did have a couple at one time but must have sold them after giving up on ever getting a CLW GP-35.
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  8. Friscotony

    Friscotony Member

    I see ads on eBay for decals from a company called "K-4". They do list O scale decals.

    Tony LaLumia
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  9. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I saw those a couple days ago Tony, He seems to have quite a few different decals sheets.
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  10. Thanks for that info Tony. I only own a couple O scale piececs but that makes me want more.
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  11. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

  12. Have any of you tried his stuff yet?
  13. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    No Sir. But I am about to. Have not found any decals for Red/Orange & White yet, or just overlooking stuff.
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  14. timothy_cannon

    timothy_cannon Member Frisco.org Supporter

    As far as I know Champ made O scale O/W but they were the larger hood unit size and what I thought was a little too red. I have some of those. Walthers made an O scale set that were for hood units but the font was wrong and the color was way way way too red. I'm going to try to find an O/W Microscale HO scale set and see if the hood unit HO size might work for the O scale cab units. I am also getting ready to attempt to print some myself. If you want a set of the Champ and some I print, send me a mailing address. I only have one set of the Champ to part with. ALSO, the decals K-4 is selling on Ebay are pretty good. Very good quality!
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