Home  Brass Models  Couplers  Decal Line  Finescale Parts  Publications  Trucks  Wheelsets 

The Proto Journal     Proto:48 layouts     Contact Us

Previous    Return to list of all 40’ boxcars in 1:48 scale    Next    

Lettering for Modifed 1937 AAR 10'-6" IH boxcars - from Alton

Part Number: GM&O MOD-1

Price: $8.50

When the GM&O assumed control of the Alton Railroad in 1949, these cars were repainted and given GM&O reporting marks but retained the Alton series numbers. Five hundred cars were built for the Alton in April of 1945 by Pullman-Standard, Lot #5793, Series 52000-52499, and in May 1945, an additional 600 Modied boxcars were delivered from AC&F, Lot 2751, Series 52500-53099.( See Protocraft Decal sheet Alton MOD-1 for Alton lettering set.

Lettering set designed and created at Protocraft Decals

Paint: Cars were painted red-brown (1 part Floquil #88 and 1 part Floquil 175) underbody and truck side frames painted black car cement. Wheels were unpainted and allowed to rust and gather a coating of axle grease.

Background color shown above is not included in decal sheet

Online Catalog Categories in Proto:48

Brass Models    Couplers    Decal Line    Finescale Parts    Publications    Trucks    Wheelsets   

The Proto Journal     Proto:48 layouts