Question Source for Z Scale Decals

Danny B Oct 26, 2022

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  1. Danny B

    Danny B New Member

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    After building a layout in On30, I'm looking at building a Z scale micro-layout as a change of pace. To this end, I'm looking at using the 3D printed models by The Z Maker. Specifically, the 0-6-0 tank engine and SW1200, to depict a small freight terminal in the 1950s.

    My original plan was to set it in New York City, however I couldn't find any New York Central decals in Z scale. Plan B is to set it in Chicago, and have the terminal served by the ATSF. However, while the 0-6-0 has appropriate decals available for this railroad and era, the SW1200 does not. The only ones I could seem to find for the SW1200 were the yellow-and-blue livery that the ATSF used in the 1960s and 1970s.

    As such, can someone point me to a source for either:
    - New York Central steam shunter & SW1200 decals?
    - ATSF SW1200 zebra stripe livery decals?
     
  2. John Bartolotto

    John Bartolotto TrainBoard Supporter

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    Danny,

    Your best bet is to look at decals by
    https://k4decals.com/

    I’ve bought Z scale decals from them. They are well made and have a large selection of decals.

    John
     
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    Zscaleplanet TrainBoard Supporter

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  4. shortpainter

    shortpainter TrainBoard Member

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    I'm happy to help. I sent you a PM.
     
  5. CNE1899

    CNE1899 TrainBoard Member

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    I agree regarding K4, good decals!

    Scott
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2022
  6. Danny B

    Danny B New Member

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    Thank-you to everyone who replied. I've now found a source for decals for the New York Central, which will allow me to go with my original concept for the micro-layout. Namely, a freight terminal in New York harbour, served by car float.
     
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  7. CNE1899

    CNE1899 TrainBoard Member

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    Danny,
    Glad you found a source.
    Who did you end up getting your decals from?
    And can you let us know how you like them?

    Scott
     
  8. Tilbury Lines

    Tilbury Lines New Member

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    Another source for Z scale decals is www.cmrproducts.com. The set I bought was well made and legible, but I haven’t tried applying it yet. From K4 I bought a set for Bessemer gondolas, but the logo didn’t turn out very well, like maybe he was using photoshop instead of a vector graphics program. I’ll try it anyway and weather that part of the car. Going to try again from K4, he has such a great selection I could be decaling cars for the rest of my life.
     
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  9. rray

    rray Staff Member

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    We are happy you found a decal source Danny, and Welcome to Trainboard!
     

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