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PostPosted: Sat 29 Oct 2011 16:18 pm 
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Is there a source of decals for the old Airfix locomotive kits ? My Dad has several old Airfix locomotives built many years ago and are in dire need of restoring . the repainting is no problem but are suitable decals available anywhere ?

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There are many sources for alternate (and much better) decals / Transfers for locomotives here in the UK.

The Historical Model Railway Society do some good generic sheets for British locomotives. Fox Transfers do more precise sets for individual locomotive classes.


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I had a sheet of each of the big four from pressfix many years ago when I built S.E finecast loco's


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PostPosted: Sat 29 Oct 2011 20:00 pm 
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Perfect . Just what I was looking for , Thanks .

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Hi,

Hope it is not too late to let you know that you can get these decals off Dapol, the company that bought the airfix molds for the trains and they will sell you the decals. They charge a pound each


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I have a Dapol Evening Star and the decals looked a bit on the 'heavy' side with thick carrier film. If there is a good model railway shop anywhere nearby, they will probably be able to help you out as they appear to stock many model railway decals of high quality. The Dapol ones should be ok but may need to be trimmed close to the design to get rid of the excess carrier film around the edges.

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Try Fox Transfers they do decals and etch name plates for pretty much all the locos in the Airfix/Dapol range and a lot more besides.  However due to the sometimes complex nature of loco lining the decals can cost as much as the kit.

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I bought a Fox Transfers Locomotive Lining Set lining for my Praire Tank build:
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They cost £8.65 (postage was an extra £1.90) and I was so looking to applying them to my loco. Sadly, I was mightily disappointed with the "shaped" dual colour bandings as they separated into their own colours and kept breaking into small sections:
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It took me ten minutes to do that tiny part and in the end I stripped them off and resorted to painting single thick lines instead. I should point out that I didn't have a problem with the single-colour straight lining decals though. They were applied first and had gone on without a hitch so I was surprised the other decals were so bad. Perhaps the water temperature was wrong I don't know as I lost patience with them and couldn't be bothered to find out!

Fox Transfers web site is here.

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Uh oh - railway nerd approaching...

The red/white/grey lining was for the loco when it was in BR Black.

Some were later painted BR Green - these recieved Orange/black/Orange lining.


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I've just bought some nice sheets to refurbish an engine from a company on ebay, Train-Boat-Depot, very impressive and self adhesive, reasonable prices too.

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