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Southern1970

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C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« on: August 29, 2021, 11:26:57 PM »
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Hi,
Was wondering if someone could point me to a source for these n scale decals.
I have some gray covered hoppers (ps4000, acf3650, acf3560) in other schemes I was hopping to remove the road names and reporting numbers (and keep the other data), for early 1960s to early 1970s.
I’ve ordered from microscale before, but their website appears to only have chessie covered hopper decals in n scale.
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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 01:23:58 AM »
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If all you need are the heralds and reporting marks, do they have to be "covered hopper" decals?  You might be able to find the stuff on another type of car. 
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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 11:33:43 PM »
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Hi,
Was wondering if someone could point me to a source for these n scale decals.
I have some gray covered hoppers (ps4000, acf3650, acf3560) in other schemes I was hopping to remove the road names and reporting numbers (and keep the other data), for early 1960s to early 1970s.
I’ve ordered from microscale before, but their website appears to only have chessie covered hopper decals in n scale.
Cheers
Allan
Alan, check out Steel Valley Models. They have quite a lot of different decals for pre-Chessie in N and HO. You can do a search on Google and it will point you to them. If you are on FB, check out their page. I have several of the "Moonshine" cars they made decals for.


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Southern1970

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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2021, 12:42:32 AM »
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If all you need are the heralds and reporting marks, do they have to be "covered hopper" decals?  You might be able to find the stuff on another type of car.

Thanks Nkalanaga, Unfortunately the only other n scale decals for pre-chessie C&O I’ve been able to find were for piggyback flatcars (font is white) or earlier period open hoppers which I think the font is a different type and white as well.

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check out Steel Valley Models. They have quite a lot of different decals for pre-Chessie in N and HO. You can do a search on Google and it will point you to them. If you are on FB, check out their page. I have several of the "Moonshine" cars they made decals for.

Thanks GM50, will check them out.  Hopefully they post to Australia.

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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2021, 02:12:24 AM »
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Oh well, it was worth a try!  I remember, 40-50 years ago, lettering a lot of cars, for various roads, with Walthers HO heralds and N data.

Black is hard to find for many roads, unless one can find refrigerator or covered hopper decals.
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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2021, 06:15:55 AM »
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Take a look at this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/264493262625?hash=item3d9506e721:g:SXMAAOSwTuRdf5av

I can't tell what size the heralds are, but if the heralds are close you'd at least have that.

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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2021, 07:14:41 AM »
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Allan,
try to find CDS dry-transfer set N-635.
Here is 1 left:
https://www.tmrdistributing.com/presta/index.php?id_product=6928&controller=product

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« Last Edit: August 31, 2021, 09:50:32 AM by u36b »

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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2021, 07:40:30 AM »
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Micro Scale decals has a set. Not sure if it's too early or not era 1935-1956.

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http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/871045.jpg



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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2021, 11:32:54 AM »
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Northeast decals also made some black/dark blue C&O decals. eBay has a few:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202910561780?hash=item2f3e6975f4:g:bUcAAOSwRKtcjmb2

Northeast also made a specific set for the covered hopper, their part number is C&O 15.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2021, 11:37:11 AM by Kentuckian »
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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2021, 04:00:31 PM »
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Thanks to all who replied.  Now I have somewhere to start.
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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2021, 02:50:11 PM »
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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2021, 05:30:11 PM »
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K4 Decals just released a set.
https://k4decals.com/products/chesapeake-and-ohio-covered-hopper-black-decal-coch

Thanks George.

Just ordered 2

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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2021, 12:31:54 AM »
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I wonder if K4 reads The Railwire, or if it's just a coincidence?
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Re: C&O covered hopper decals (pre chessie)
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2021, 12:57:36 AM »
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I wonder if K4 reads The Railwire, or if it's just a coincidence?

*speaks loudly* I would love some Soo Line Passenger car decals!  :D :D :D
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