I've been given the task to look into ideas for a custom-decorated freight car model by the small RR historical society I belong to. Nothing's been set in stone at this time; I'm looking at ideas in all scales -- although it is very likely the car will be an HO scale model. I'd guess the production run would be somewhere between 100 and 300 cars.
I guess the starting point is: What are the options for companies that would do a custom-decorated run of that nature?
The first idea that comes to mind is Accurail; the offer runs as small as 48 carsI've dealt with them in the past and they are a pleasure to work with.
I also see that Bowser does custom runs of Bowser and Athearn/Roundhouse cars (minimum order is 200) and Greenway products does custom runs with no apparent limitHas anyone used either of their custom-decoration services?
Does anyone have suggestions on other sources for custom runs of freight cars?
__________ Mark Mathu Whitefish Bay, Wis.