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I have two 610s and a 612 that need restoration. IIRC, there is / are oiling instructions on a sticker on the bottom. They are faded and a little brown. I guess I could take one off and try to scan it. I don't know how I can get them off without messing up the ink or paper. Maybe someone can help. I would like to remove them and put them back on after the restoration.

MTH had the stickers on their 610 / 612 reproductions (2015?). You might try to contact them, but you might have an easier time finding a ham sandwich in Tel Aviv.

Edit: Here you go. They are for Standard Gauge but should work.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/143158670794
 

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Dieseler,

My cars are olive green in good shape,just really need new paint.
I was able to get color match paint from Henning's Trains. I want to put on new stickers,just trying to make look original.
 

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Understand the car sticker your looking for should be that size mentioned IF yours are the earlier 6 window style with 2 panes in each window the later 610 cars had 8 normal 1 pane windows not sure of the sticker size for those cars. my cars came with the 156 electric made in the 1920s.
Hope this helps.

Edit - Smitty's Toy Train Parts has repro oil labels for .25c each but does not list the size you would have to ask and also seen some on ebay 3 or 4 listings but again no size listed other than 1 of them that said standard gauge.
 

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They are 8 window and the sticker size is 2 5/8 x 1 1/8

I think either would work. I tried to remove one with a razor blade and it didn't go well. I thought I could scan it.


Thanks John
 

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I would take a high-res picture before any attempt to remove it. That can be edited into a master print (Paint, Photoshop, etc.,)

Then I'd try a hair dryer to heat it up - perhaps the glue will soften. Doubtful on the old stuff, but modern stickers peel right off when heated.
 

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Jwh your right i re measured mine and it is indeed 1 1/8 in height i mistook the 1/8 for a 1/4 !
Also noticed on one of the labels some previous owner had written 1924 in one the labels corners never really seen that after having them for many years.
 

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Jwh for you to reproduce them for yourself and in the right size etc i have no idea nor if that picture is good enough but your welcome to use it .
No, the pic is not ideal. I processed it and the angle of the photo skews the "rectangle". Tilt can be processed out. But the camera angle makes one side of the rectangle shorter than the other.

I suggest taking the pic from further away (modern pics have extremely high resolution) and directly overhead - perpendicular to the label itself. That will minimize any distortion of the rectangle.

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