First Y&MV Freight Car Decals Ready To Go To Press
The Y&MV has outsourced the development of the decals for its fleet of Thrall Door Boxcars to the Design Team at Stephens Railcar of Dadeville, Alabama. While the actual placement of some of the items may be adjusted on these cars, all of the components are in place!
Many thanks to Hank Stephens for his assistance with this project. This particular decal set was particularly labor intensive with much small writing, including the door opening and closing instructions.
Working through the revisions was a pleasure. Hank made the process very user friendly. I specifically requested that he include a "Stephens Railcar" shop logo as I would like to simulate some cars painted by an off-line shop. Inspiration for the concept came from the logos for Zwolle Railcar that I recall seeing stencilled on cars painted by Zwolle Railcar of Zwolle, Louisiana in the 1990's. As soon as I can find a photograph of that logo I intend to have it included in a future decal set.
Highball Graphics will print the decal sets. This will be the first time I have worked with this company. They come highly recommended and I am looking forward to the process.
Now I need to design and complete the window vent for my spray booth exhaust so that I can get the first two boxcars decal ready!