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Yellow stripes

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:43 pm
by Mike_R
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

Re: Yellow stripes

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:06 pm
by torikoos
Moving with the times then Mike? Please don't do all of them, we need some red sill stripes at the club! ;-)

Re: Yellow stripes

Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:50 pm
by Mike_R
Too 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.