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Warren Dibb

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Athearn Genesis F3 #85B
« on: January 22, 2018, 05:01:46 am »
I'm about to change 85B to 85A  but have noticed none of the decals I have feature gold lettering suitable for the unit number below the cab.
My research leads me to believe that the Athearn model is patterned on the livery post the rebuilding following the 1951 accident that demolished the Monon depot. Other photos I've seen of the unit don't have the numbers painted on the lower part of the nose, but this seems to be when the Hoosier Line script was on the bodyside....and also when the units were numbered as set 85 rather than A and B.
So I need to find suitable sized correct font gold letters....I only need 2 x A's......can anyone help identify suitable decals?

Chad Boas

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Re: Athearn Genesis F3 #85B
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 10:00:29 pm »
Have you checked Mont's decals. Model railroad supply set #100 should get you what you want.
Chad

Warren Dibb

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Re: Athearn Genesis F3 #85B
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 03:05:52 am »
Thanks Chad,
 I'll have to get in touch with Mont, I have the diesel set which I believe is #100...it has numbers in gold but no A and B for the F3 sets.
Thanks for your reply.  :)

Mike Aufderheide

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Re: Athearn Genesis F3 #85B
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 02:47:27 pm »
Gents,

Won't the Microscale 87-359 Freight F unit set do the job? 

See:  http://www.microscale.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=87-359

Or are these too small?

Regards,

Mike Aufderheide

Warren Dibb

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Re: Athearn Genesis F3 #85B
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2018, 04:14:06 am »
Yes Mike they are too small......I think they are for the rear of the carbody...and for B units.