Y&MV Decals Applied to Thrall Door Boxcars
This will not be a lengthy update. Yesterday after work I decaled one side of Y&MV Thrall Door Boxcar 2035 and today after work I decaled one side of Y&MV Thrall Door Boxcar 2028. These are officially the first freight cars to be painted and lettered for my proto-freelanced Yazoo & Mississippi Valley.
The decal artwork was designed by Hank Stephens and the decals were printed by Highball Graphics. Many thanks to both for a job well done! The decals were very easy to apply.
Hank Stephens and I corresponded a bit on the element design for the decal sets. All of the features I wanted were included. In an earlier post I shared his artwork for the car. This can also be seen on the monitor in the below image. With the actual model and decals in hand, I made some minor adjustments on the actual placement of a few items based on best fit locations with the odd-shaped door panels on these unique boxcars. I am quite pleased with the results.
In addition to the artwork I had a few additional Walthers Thrall Door Boxcars on the table for reference. Yes, they will be future Y&MV repaints....