Heavywight passenger car lettering

Discussion in 'Heavyweight Cars' started by tmfrisco, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Does anyone know how to decide whether to use Dulux gold lettering or yellow lettering on heavyweight cars? I am in the process of relettering a couple of ATSF head end 60' foot cars to Frisco, but I don't know which letters to use. Thanks, in advance for any advice.

    Terry
     
  2. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Terry -
    Personally I like the Dulux lettering (yellow). I think it looks better on a model. In real life, as long as the car is clean, the gold looked better, but I've never been happy with the gold decals on a passenger green car model. I use the Champ Express Reefer set for the Dulux lettering and numbers.

    Ken
     
  3. tmfrisco

    tmfrisco Member Frisco.org Supporter

    Thanks, Ken for the response. I have several of the Champ PH-50 Frisco decals which are closer in color to the Champ Pullman PH-115 bronze color, and five Oddball 318 Frisco gold letters. I swear the two colors look alike, but the Oddball decals are on light blue paper, and the Champ are on the light beige paper which makes it difficult to compare the two colors. However, after looking at the size of the FRISCO, I have no choice but to use the Champ set because the letter board on the Rivarossi cars is too narrow for the Oddball decals. I only have one set of dulux yellow decals and it is for Pullman cars. I hadn't compared the Oddball and Champ decals until I read your post, so I didn't realize they are pretty much the same color. What is confusing is that Oddball decals are called gold and the Champ decals are called bronze. I guess it is what it is.

    Terry
     
  4. meteor910

    meteor910 2009 Engineer of the Year Staff Member Frisco.org Supporter

    I really like the Champ SLSF express reefer set for the F R I S C O lettering. I bought a bunch of those sets.

    You can get the other lettering you need from a bunch of different sets.

    Ken
     

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