Sunday 1 May 2016

A Lesson in Decal Application

Lesson's in what not to do when lettering a boxcar.
My friend Terry sent me this photo he took at Komoka, Ont back in December 2015. Can you see what is wrong with the lettering...Terry was quick it pick out the mistake leading to adding this one to his collection...must have been a Monday job...George Dutka


  1. Athearn produced a 3 car set of Nickel Plate cars which I purchased in part due to the 'mistake' they replicated. One of the cars was painted 'Nickel Road Plate', and was based on an actual prototype error. One letter I can understand, but a whole word?

    Nice catch.

    1. Hi Galen:
      Interesting to hear about that, thanks for sharing...George