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Creating Railroad Names On Cross Bucks In N Scale
« on: September 24, 2021, 01:35:40 PM »
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Santa Fe and SP put thier names on crossbucks. In N Scale, I am wondering how to do this? - Cant find the name (Santa Fe) in lower case after caps. I looked for small transfer letters, but these bucks are really small.

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Re: Creating Railroad Names On Cross Bucks In N Scale
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2021, 03:13:10 PM »
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Why yes thank you. Now that I banned myself from making snide comments in the lounge, I will be asking inane questions. Lol
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Re: Creating Railroad Names On Cross Bucks In N Scale
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2021, 04:11:13 PM »
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I was glad to see that "Santa Fe" was written sideways, instead of

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F
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which would be a real pain to put on the pole of a crossbuck!

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Re: Creating Railroad Names On Cross Bucks In N Scale
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2021, 04:21:14 PM »
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I was glad to see that "Santa Fe" was written sideways, instead of

S
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n
t
a

F
e

which would be a real pain to put on the pole of a crossbuck!

If that was on a single decal, it would not be any more difficult than the sideways spelled name.
Since it is black text on white background, it should be quite easy to make a decal using laser (or even ink jet) printer on a clear decal film.
Either way, unless the post is over scale, this will be really tiny print.
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Re: Creating Railroad Names On Cross Bucks In N Scale
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2021, 04:39:47 PM »
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Why yes thank you. Now that I banned myself from making snide comments in the lounge, I will be asking inane questions. Lol

Hey, we all have those moments. See my thread about occupancy detection and turnouts.

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Re: Creating Railroad Names On Cross Bucks In N Scale
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2021, 08:15:44 PM »
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If that was on a single decal, it would not be any more difficult than the sideways spelled name.
Since it is black text on white background, it should be quite easy to make a decal using laser (or even ink jet) printer on a clear decal film.
Either way, unless the post is over scale, this will be really tiny print.

I'm just saying that there is probably already a single decal that fits the bill, even if it is in some other scale (Z. T, ?)

That is certainly easier than trying to cut tiny letters apart and separately align them in a vertical orientation. And using an available decal is still a lot easier than making a custom decal.

I wonder what other railroads put their names on crossbuck posts, and if they all turn them sideways where the do that.  Fortunately, I never saw one around here for the railroads that I model.

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Re: Creating Railroad Names On Cross Bucks In N Scale
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2021, 11:47:07 PM »
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Microscale Decals N Scale Part#:60-1401 & 60-1376 has the Southern Pacific.  Unfortunately no Santa Fe decals.

Chuck if you are going to use plastic palm trees. 

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Re: Creating Railroad Names On Cross Bucks In N Scale
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2021, 10:46:54 AM »
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Been following THE STEEL ROAD and got some JTT Palms tro do this - Thanks Spades.
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Re: Creating Railroad Names On Cross Bucks In N Scale
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2021, 08:21:03 PM »
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Found this in HO:



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