Milwaukee Road decals

Does anyone know a source for locomotive number decals for The Milwaukee
Road in the late 1940s? What I need are the gold numbers with red outline
that were used on their early diesels that were in the orange, maroon and
gray livery, specifically the Alco RSC-2 and Fairbanks-Morse H-10-44. I
have so far been unable to locate anything-- Milwaukee specific or general
lettering sheets-- that duplicate or even approximate this style of
number. Thanks.
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C. Marin Faure
GB36-403 "La Perouse"
Bellingham, Washington
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C. Marin Faure
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Does anyone know a source for locomotive number decals for The Milwaukee Road in the late 1940s? What I need are the gold numbers with red outline that were used on their early diesels that were in the orange, maroon and gray livery, specifically the Alco RSC-2 and Fairbanks-Morse H-10-44. I have so far been unable to locate anything-- Milwaukee specific or general lettering sheets-- that duplicate or even approximate this style of number. Thanks. -----------------------------------------------------
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Bill Bill's Railroad Empire N Scale Model Railroad:
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History of N Scale:
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Railroad Bookstore:
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Bill
You might also consider using two different sizes of decals. A 2 or 3 point larger red decal under the gold to get the border. The hardest part will be centering the gold, and you might have to use a white 'sub decal' under the gold.
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Frank A. Rosenbaum
I don't know if this will help, but here goes.
Several years ago I bought some Chesapeake Western (small line in Shenandoah Valley of Virginia) decals at a local train show. They came from Shell Scale Decals; 2140 Houston Mines Road, Troutville, VA 24175. I don't recall if they had a booth at the show, or if I purchased from a dealer. I think this is a small company specializing in N&W, but perhaps they can point you in the right direction. Don
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Solaroak01
Unless the road number only has ones in it, it won't work that way.
Try printing out a number on a sheet of paper, and then the same number on a second sheet in a slightly larger font. Hold the two sheets up to a light source (I used my PC screen) and try to get them to line up -- you can't get a uniform border around the digits 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9.
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Mark Mathu

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