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May 2017

05/11/17 CB&Q G-1   lettering for CB&Q/C&S 52’-6” Greenville drop-end gondolas
05/11/17 DT&I G-1   lettering for Detroit, Toledo & Ironton’s 52’-6” Greenville drop-end gondolas
05/11/17 ERIE G-1   lettering for ERIE’s 52’-6” Greenville drop-end gondolas
05/11/17 NKP G-1   lettering for Nickel Plate’s 52’-6” Greenville drop-end gondolas
05/01/17 NKP Flat Cars   lettering for Nickel Plate’s 70-ton AAR flat cars

April 2017

04/17/17 SSW-1a   lettering for SSW’s 1923-25 wood double-sheathed 8’-6” IH boxcars
04/16/17 SP&S-4b   lettering set for SP&S’s 1944 AAR boxcars - 1960’s scheme
04/16/17 URTC &P-1   lettering for A&P’s 1923 refrigerator cars leased from URTC
04/16/17 NYC-1   lettering for NYC’s USRA single-sheathed 9’-0” IH boxcars
04/16/17 NYC-2   lettering set fort 1916 ARA all-steel boxcars - 8’11” IH design as rebuilt:1936-1961
04/16/17 P&LE-3a   lettering for P&LE’s 1937 AAR 10’-0” IH boxcars - 1955 Gothic scheme
04/16/17 P&LE-3b   lettering for P&LE’s 1937 AAR 10’-0” IH boxcars - 1958 Slogan
04/16/17 SP&S-4c   lettering for SP&S’s 1944 AAR boxcars - 60” lettering scheme
04/16/17 NH-3a   lettering for NH’s 1937 AAR 10’-0” IH boxcars - 1951 repaint scheme
04/16/17 NH-3b   lettering for NH’s 1937 AAR 10’-0” IH boxcars - 1954 repaint scheme

March 2017

03/11/17 URTC Miller Beer-1   URTC 1923 wood reefers leased to Miller Brewing Co
03/11/17 URTC Miller Beer-2   URTC 1923 wood reefers leased to Miller Brewing Co
  

Decals in 1:48 scale allow for a higher degree of accuracy than those for the smaller scale models.

Protocraft strives to achieve the best possible rendering of the prototype lettering by working only from photographs, corrected for perspective and scale of the individual car in Photoshop, drawn in Adobe Illustrator as vector art, with decal sheets produced for Protocraft by Microscale Industries.

Protocraft has also partnered with well known HO decal artist and author Ted Culotta to bring his artwork to the 1/4"scale hobby, much of which has not previously been available.

Additional well known decal and dry transfer graphic artists that have contributed to the Protocraft Decal Line are Rick Leach, Greg Komar, Bill Schneider, Bruce Blalock and James Hickey. Some have decided to retire from the model railroad art line and take up other interests, leaving a void in this supply. Microscale's O scale line of decals is diminishing as stocks are depleted, and the old Champ decals are not worthy of todays quality and standards.. Protocraft is striving to keep these available to the hobby, mostly in 1/4" scale. We are adding to the line many decals per year - all are created from photographs in vector art as a new decal sheet or redrawn from contributors art.

Decal Line

Autocars Decals in 1:48 scale
Baggage & Mail Car decals in 1:48 scale
Boxcar Decals in 1:48 scale
Caboose Decals in 1:48 scale
Decal Line in 1:64 Scale
Decal Line in 1:87 Scale
Express Refrigerator Car decals in 1:48 scale
Flat Car Decals in 1:48 scale
Hood Diesels Decals in 1:48 scale
Hoppers & Gondolas in 1:48 Scale
Other Decals in 1:48 scale
Refrigerator Car Decals in 1:48 scale
Tank Car Decals in 1:48 scale

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