Rob Leese posted:
As an adaptation from childrens’ literature: “who will help me obtain a Frisco MO/W F unit? ‘Not I said said Lionel. Not I said said Atlas. Not I said MTH.’ Then I will do it myself said the old Frisco switchman.” And he did.
The trouble is, nobody makes O gauge decals for this Frisco paint scheme. It may be a while finishing this one.
Mike Condren photo included.
Great start! As far as decals go, try making your own printing them on clear decal paper (or even on white decal paper in your case). I use a series of fonts from "railfonts(dot)com" to make my own. "Frisco" font looks a LOT like Great Northern's lettering, which they have (and which I downloaded for a project). They also have a font called "heralds" which will give you with one keystroke a herald of almost any American railroad (Frisco included). You download their program and install it in your word processing program, and type away. Complete instructions are on their site. I highly recommend it. The only trouble is, printing ink isn't completely opaque and lighter colors may need two decals to bring out the color. The Frisco red is nice and vibrant but still may need one decal on top of another to bring out the color. But it's red lettering and herald on a white background, so try it. I used that technique on a yellow decal over dark blue and the results weren't bad. So red over white will turn out even better. The signature below was made using the Chesapeake and Ohio font. Good luck and let us know if your mission (should you decide to accept it) is successful!
I couldn't find a photo of the yellow on dark blue that I did, but here's dark blue on yellow. The boxcar is made in S, but not in C&O colors, so I copied the O gauge and prototype placement using the railfonts program: