Yellow stripes

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Mike_R
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Yellow stripes

Post by Mike_R » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:43 pm

I've started fitting yellow stripes to my UP locos with red stripes. Latest are two SD38-2 locos. The red stripe was too wide so I had to remove it, by scraping and sanding it off. Where it was too light I painted with a grey paint pen which was wiped off quickly filling any scratches.
I used Smokebox Graphics reflective stripes, which are really reflective. I find they don't stick well to gloss surfaces, removing the red stripes solved that. I punch the holes for the handrails with the end of sharp tweezers.
To reduce postage costs I ordered enough stripes for about 12 locos and a few hundred cars, so many more to do!

Here is one done the other still red. I used a flash with the photo which brings out the yellow stripe. Click on the photo to show the full photo.

ImageSD38-2 stripes by Mike Ruby, on Flickr
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Re: Yellow stripes

Post by torikoos » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:06 pm

Moving with the times then Mike? Please don't do all of them, we need some red sill stripes at the club! ;-)
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Re: Yellow stripes

Post by Mike_R » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:50 pm

To late, all but one that normally comes is done or was made with the yellow stripes. If modelling up to date stock it should all be fitted with stripes, 100% had to be done by June 2015.
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