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March 2017

03/11/17 URTC Miller Beer-1   URTC 1923 wood reefers leased to Miller Brewing Co
03/11/17 URTC Miller Beer-2   URTC 1923 wood reefers leased to Miller Brewing Co

February 2017

02/09/17 NH-3   lettering set for New Haven’s 1937 AAR boxcars - as delivered scheme
02/09/17 GM&O-3a   lettering set for GM&O’s 1937 AAR boxcars - 1959 scheme
02/09/17 WAB-3   lettering set for Wabash’s 1937 AAR boxcars - from NH in 1963
02/09/17 SP&S-4   lettering set for SP&S’s 1944 AAR boxcars - as built scheme
02/09/17 SP&S-4a   lettering set for SP&S’s 1944 AAR boxcars - 1950’s scheme
02/09/17 SP&S-4b   lettering set for SP&S’s 1944 AAR boxcars - 1960’s scheme

January 2017

01/23/17 NH Flat Cars   lettering set for NEW HAVEN’s 70-ton AAR flat cars
01/23/17 IHB Flat Cars   lettering set for Indiana Harbor Belt’s 70-ton AAR flat cars
01/23/17 NYC Flat Cars   lettering set for New York Central’s 70-ton AAR flat cars
01/23/17 WAB Flat Cars   lettering set for WABASH’s 70-ton AAR flat cars
01/22/17 DL&W-2a   lettering set for DL&W’s all steel 1923 USRA design 8’-7” IH boxcars
01/22/17 ATSF Ft-V flat car   lettering set for Santa Fe’s 70-ton AAR flat cars
01/22/17 CRP Flat Cars   lettering set for Central of New Jersey 70-ton AAR flat cars
01/22/17 C&O Flat Cars   lettering set for Chesapeake & Ohio’s 70-ton AAR flat cars
01/22/17 P&M Flat Cars   lettering set for Pere Marquette 70-ton AAR flat cars - Temporary Out of Stock
01/22/17 ERIE Flat Cars   lettering set for ERIE’s 70-ton AAR flat cars
  

Decals in 1:48 scale allow for a higher degree of accuracy than those for the smaller scale models.

Protocraft strives to achieve the best possible rendering of the prototype lettering by working only from photographs, corrected for perspective and scale of the individual car in Photoshop, drawn in Adobe Illustrator as vector art, with decal sheets produced for Protocraft by Microscale Industries.

Protocraft has also partnered with well known HO decal artist and author Ted Culotta to bring his artwork to the 1/4"scale hobby, much of which has not previously been available.

Additional well known decal and dry transfer graphic artists that have contributed to the Protocraft Decal Line are Rick Leach, Greg Komar, Bill Schneider, Bruce Blalock and James Hickey. Some have decided to retire from the model railroad art line and take up other interests, leaving a void in this supply. Microscale's O scale line of decals is diminishing as stocks are depleted, and the old Champ decals are not worthy of todays quality and standards.. Protocraft is striving to keep these available to the hobby, mostly in 1/4" scale. We are adding to the line many decals per year - all are created from photographs in vector art as a new decal sheet or redrawn from contributors art.

Decal Line

Autocars Decals in 1:48 scale
Baggage & Mail Car decals in 1:48 scale
Boxcar Decals in 1:48 scale
Caboose Decals in 1:48 scale
Decal Line in 1:64 Scale
Decal Line in 1:87 Scale
Express Refrigerator Car decals in 1:48 scale
Flat Car Decals in 1:48 scale
Hood Diesels Decals in 1:48 scale
Hoppers & Gondolas in 1:48 Scale
Other Decals in 1:48 scale
Refrigerator Car Decals in 1:48 scale
Tank Car Decals in 1:48 scale

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