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October 2018

10/01/18 DSS&A- Gondola   DSS&A’s 42’ all steel gondolas - 1948 as-delivered scheme
10/01/18 NC&StL Gondola-1   NC&StL’s 42’ all steel gondolas - 1947 as-delivered scheme
10/01/18 SP-C-30-4   lettering for SP/T&NO’s C-30-4 and C-40-1 cabooses
10/01/18 SPMW-1   lettering for SP’s Maintenance O Way cars

September 2018

09/30/18 UP B-50-19a/21a   Lettering for UP’s B-50-19/21 boxcars - as delivered scheme 1936-1939 Roman
09/30/18 UP A-50-14a/15a   Lettering for UP’s A-50-14/15 50’ autocars - as delivered scheme 1936-1939 Roman
09/30/18 UP FM   Lettering for UP’s Fairbanks Morse ERIE built diesels

August 2018

08/29/18 CofG-3a   Lettering for 1937 AAR design - door and a half boxcars
  

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
Boxcar Decals in 1:48 scale
Caboose Decals in 1:48 scale
Decal Line in 1:64 Scale
Decal Line in 1:87 Scale
Diesel Locomotive Decals in 1:48 scale
Express Refrigerator Car decals in 1:48 scale
Flat Car Decals in 1:48 scale
Heavyweight Passenger & Head End Cars 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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