Great find for lettering

Discussion in 'General' started by DanHyde, May 10, 2009.

  1. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    I ordered some decals from Herald King just a couple weeks ago, they had everything I wanted in stock, (private covered hopper and boxcars). They were very easy to deal with for me. Got the items quickly and packaged well.
  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Supporter

    Remember now, none of the 23 Racehorse E-units were birds! Many race horses versus zero birds in the E-unit fleet.

  3. friscochoctaw

    friscochoctaw Member

    So, for Microscale, they still have a supply of HO decals for the E-units, but no more N-scale. I had emailed them several weeks ago asking if they were planning to restock/reprint anymore of them and they never replied. Herald Kings does not make N-scale decals, so that is not of much help to me except to buy a set and have a custom supplier scale them down, but I suspect this would be a big copyright no-no!
    I originally intended to model the "Dan Patch" as it remained in basically the original "Red Horse scheme" (red and gold) - yes, I just coined a new nickname to resolve the Race Horse/Red Bird debacle - until its exit from the Frisco roster. I have resolved to model the "Ranger" as the set of N-scale Microscale decals has that name and it remained in the red and gold until it received the austere paint in 1964.

    Frisco in N-scale is becoming increasingly hard to find these days, but my dad got me into it by virtue of module availability in our local club.

    Does anybody have a recommendation of a single shade of red paint to mimic the DuPont Duco Red 254-30199 on the E-units?

    John C.
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  4. gna

    gna Member Supporter

    Can't remember where I saw it, but someone recommended Model Master Insignia Red. Haven't tried it yet, though.
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  5. friscochoctaw

    friscochoctaw Member

    Nice to know! I was looking at Scale Coat’s CB&Q Chinese Red. I will go look at that now.
  6. gna

    gna Member Supporter

    Are you airbrushing? Solvent or acrylic?
  7. friscochoctaw

    friscochoctaw Member

    I’m air brushing. I don’t have a preference of solvent vs. acrylic. I’m still in the learning phase, but so far I like them both - I have only used Model Master and Tru Color, though.

    I select the type of paint based solely on reports of being true to color and/or accurate to prototype. I do not cross them over on the same model nor mix them together.

    I have decided to go with the suggestion of Model Master’s Insignia Red as it appears to be not quite as bright and have a slightly more Crimson hue which matches my image of the Red Horses and would be a little closer to color used on Life-Like’s E8’s. I will be pairing the E7 kitbash with LL’s Citation and would like the colors to be related, but not exactly a perfect match as the era I’m modeling is in the middle-to-end of their lives and these loco’s stayed in the red and gold scheme well into the Sixties. At another date (when I can figure out how to to do the austere cigar band), I intend to do an E8 and F7 in the simplified scheme.
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