Originally Posted by Dieseler
Always did enjoy Marx along with others and like to add that red rocket tender is really eye candy to my eyes.
Thanks to all for posting the Marx pictures in this thread.
The lettering on the tender is vinyl stick-on from eBay ($1.75 shipped). It's Arial bold, italic @ 24 pt in the silver vinyl (see pic below). I modeled the lettering in MS-Powerpoint (or MS_Word, I forget) and msg.'d the vendor to insure he could produce the specific font.
The lettering comes in one sheet. You peel one of two paper sides to expose the adhesive on vinyl letters. Place it on a surface and then peel the other paper side. That keeps the the letter registration intact during the application - no artistry needed (other than overall placement and leveling).
For this application, I think it's better than a decal with it's clear backing that remains on the piece as there isn't a clear coat.
The "Chrome stripes are auto pinstripes (and look better -more uniform- in person than on the camera).