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For changing numbers on backlit boards
This is the way to do it.

ShellScale
backlit numberboard set.
This is set #2.
MicroScale also has them, but I like these better.
Follow the directions! And don't apply them when you're tired.
You'll be laying one decal over another.
Rectangle Font Parallel Pattern Electric blue
 

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Discussion Starter · #182 · (Edited)
Rolling Stock, RTR
... FREIGHT CARS:
Arrowhead
Rapido
Moloco
ScaleTrains/RivetCounter
Tangent
MTH
Kadee
Atlas Master
American Limited (tank cars).
Atlas/BLMA
Athearn Genesis
ExactRail/Signature
ExactRail/Platinum
BLI (open hoppers).
Walthers Proto
InterMountain
Roco, Marklin (European).
Centralia (cabooses).
Red Caboose
Athearn RTR
ExactRail/Evolution
MTH 'Ready2RailT'
Bluford (xfer cabooses)
Walthers Mainline
Bowser/Stewart
AccuReady
Atlas Trainman (cabooses).
ScaleTrains/Operator
Bowser Executive
ExactRail/Express
Walthers TrainLine
Bachmann
 

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In case you're wondering...
Why an ExactRail is rated so low.

Their Express line was basically their 'break-in' series.
Side ladders were cast-on, and the cars are essentially equal to recent Accurails. They come with Kadees, and are excellent rollers.
However, they were priced higher than some of the brands listed above them, (MSRP was $32) and there was a 'disappointment factor' that earned them some bad publicity.
They're still being sold online and on eBay for $30 or more... way overpriced.
Their next series, Evolution, was much better.
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I guess they had to start somewhere…..agree that the original price was too high for what it was…
 

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Speedwitch Media kits
Nice quality.


This A-50-4 resin Auto boxcar took about 2 evenings to assemble. Good instructions.
They're better known for their decals, but their extremely limited line of cars is very good.

Vehicle Tire Wheel Truck Automotive tire
Wheel Land vehicle Train Vehicle Rolling stock
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Discussion Starter · #189 ·
87RPM kits
European bodies.


Unpainted resin/styrene kits (some diecast parts).
Very hard to find here.
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Wheel Tire Vehicle Motor vehicle Car
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Discussion Starter · #190 ·
One of the most important tools...
... in rolling stock kit building.

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Discussion Starter · #191 ·
My personal favorite
For plastic & styrene.


Use only with ventilation.
Bottle Liquid Solution Green Rectangle
 

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Discussion Starter · #193 ·
Roco European diesels
Germany.

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Discussion Starter · #194 ·
AK Interactive
Rust Effects, (and other effects).


I used a Bachmann car to experiment.
Brown Wood Door Wood stain Rectangle
Train Wheel Vehicle Blue Nature
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Discussion Starter · #195 ·
My personal favorite
CA glue brand.


Bob Smith.
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Discussion Starter · #196 ·
Another favorite plastic/styrene cement
Brown Bottle Liquid Fluid Drink
 

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Discussion Starter · #197 ·
American Limited diaphragms
In 1 or 6-car sets.


In gray or black, for passenger cars and A/B cab-unit diesels.
Not for small radius curves.
Yellow Font Fluid Gas Engineering
Train Rolling stock Vehicle Wheel Track
Train Rolling stock Wheel Track Rolling

Hi Tech also offers good ones.
 

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EURO MODELS
Marklin

EMD Class 66 CargoNet Diesel Locomotive MFX+ w/Sound.
$430.
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EURO MODELS
Piko

M62/MAV, epoch III diesel locomotive.
Hungarian variant.
PluX22 decoder.
"Easy retrofitting with sound".
$154
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Westerfield Pennsy XL
Because I'm a glutton for punishment.

Wheel Truck freight car Vehicle Rolling stock
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Wheel Vehicle Toy Tire freight car
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Vehicle Wood Rectangle Rolling Composite material

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Motor vehicle Wood Automotive design Gas Rolling
 
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