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Hi, I am a little new at the train deal here. But have 17+ years in painting and airbrushing. I have picked up several engines and tenders off ebay in the last week or so for my son's and me. I am starting a layout in the coming weeks and live in W. NC. My mom and dad's neighbor (before passing) used to work in Sprucepine, NC on the Clinchfield railway.
The engines/tenders I have picked up have several different names on them. Is there a way to change the "lettering" on the engines and tenders? If so, is there a source for this? Also, is there anyway of knowing what type of engines ran on what railway system (in order to stay with correct type for the era?)
Sorry for all the questions, but just want to make the most of the layout experiance.

PS- working with "O gauge"

Kevin
 

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There is some success using Micro-Sol decal setting solution and a pencil eraser. Soak the lettering with the Micro-Sol then carefully scrub it with an eraser, use a Q-tip to mop clean. It works on most stamped lettering.

As for the other, I've found that just by typing in the loco type, roadname and road number into a search engine, I'll usually find out if it is true to prototype or not. You'd be surprised at how many cheap ones are accurate.
 

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Kool, thanks for the info.

Now, does anyone know of a manuf that makes Clinchfield decals?
 

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OK, did some research and found this. Dont know if anyone knows of this, but seems really what I was looking for.

http://www.railgraphicsdecals.com/

Seems a little pricey, but when you want the right stuff, cant put a price on it.
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Locally, we have a technical drawing /art store. They stock dry transfer lettering. Reasonable priced you can make your own. It may not be exact but it will say what you want. I suggest clear coating to protect the lettering. :)
 
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