MODEL RAILROAD SUPPLY
5660 NORTH QUAIL LANE
MIDDLETOWN, INDIANA 47356
MONON HO SCALE DECAL PRICES AND DESCRIPTIONS
20W Wood Caboose Lettering/white $3.50
21W Modern Caboose Lettering/white 5.00
22S Modern Caboose Lettering/Scotchlite® 5.00
30W Modern Freight Car Routing Data/white 7.00
31B Modern Freight Car Routing Data/black 7.00
32W Modern Reweigh and Car Operating Data/white 3.50
32Y Modern Reweigh and Car Operating Data/yellow 3.50
33B Modern Reweigh and Car Data/black 3.50
100 Modern Locomotive Lettering/black/gold/white/red 5.00
101 Steam era Diesel Switcher Lettering 5.00
200 Modern Passenger Car Lettering/red/white 3.50
201 Modern Passenger Lettering/gold/red 3.50
202 Steam era Passenger Lettering/gold 3.50
300 1940's era Freight Lettering/white 5.50
301 Modern Freight Lettering/white (black "The Hoosier Line") 7.50
302 Modern Freight Lettering/black 5.00
303 Modern Freight/Piggyback Lettering/yellow 5.50
304 Modern Ballast Car Lettering/white 5.00
401 Trailer-Maid Rail Service/black, yellow 5.50
402 Ayres Cartage/white 3.50
403 Ayres Cartage/yellow 3.50
501 Journal Repack Data (does 50 cars) 7.50
601 Cross Bucks, steam era 5.50
602 Cross Bucks, diesel era 5.50
224 MWR MUNCIE & WESTERN, THE BALL LINE, Post WWII 7.50
300N N scale 1940's era Freight Lettering/white 5.50
301N N scale modern Freight Lettering/white (black "The Hoosier Line") 7.50
302N N scale modern Freight Lettering/black 5.00
POSTAGE AND HANDLING are included in the above prices.
INDIANA RESIDENTS add 7% Indiana State sales tax.
OTHER SCALES: We will produce decals from our original artwork in other scales on a cost plus 20% basis with a minimum run of 25 sets. A $100 per run deposit is required. We suggest that you purchase the HO scale sets as a starting point for any scale. We cannot accept responsibility for the quality of reproduction or registration of decals smaller than HO scale.
These decals were developed by Bill Darnaby and myself and are probably the highest quality and most complete line of Monon Railroad decals ever offered. They have been thoroughly researched and are made from actual Monon Railroad and EMD painting and lettering diagrams where available. Most sets contain enough lettering to do two or three different pieces of equipment. The necessary dimensional data is included with each set.
The decals were originally intended for our personal use in low volume. However, we felt that they were too good to keep to ourselves. We hope that you are as pleased with them as we are.
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20W WOOD CABOOSE LETTERING/WHITE
This set was designed to do all Monon wood caboose paint schemes applied prior to 1947. Included are two 6 inch high railroad roman "Monon's" and numerals, two 7 inch high block "Monon's" and numerals, 3.5 inch roman reporting marks and numerals, 3.5 inch block reporting marks and numerals, and two 30 inch "Reliable Service" heralds and two 21 inch modern heralds with solid backgrounds. Three or more different wood cabooses can be done with this set.
21W MODERN CABOOSE LETTERING/WHITE
This set was designed to do all steel caboose and rider car lettering schemes and the final wood caboose paint schemes. The sets include various sizes of lettering, various sizes and styles of the modern herald and 7 inch and 3.5 inch black numerals, safety striping and information data. Three or more different cabooses can be done with this set.
22S MODERN CABOOSE LETTERING/SCOTCHLITE®
This set was designed to do all steel caboose and rider car lettering schemes where steel Scotchlite® lettering was applied. The sets include various sizes of lettering, various sizes and styles of the modern herald and 7 inch and 3.5 inch black numerals, safety striping and information data. Three or more different cabooses can be done with this set.
30W, 31B FREIGHT CAR ROUTING DATA/WHITE (30W) AND BLACK (31B)
This set was made after a careful study of the car routing instructions stenciled on various Monon cars. Example: "Sand Loading Only, When Empty Return to Michigan City, Ind." Also, included is the "LAF" reweigh and shopping data unique to Monon cars. The same set is offered in both white (30W) and black (31B). Each set has enough different sets of routing instructions to do over 30 cars.
32W, 32Y MODERN FREIGHT CAR REWEIGH AND CAR OPERATING DATA/WHITE(32W) AND YELLOW(32Y) This set was designed as a supplement to cars with white (32W) and yellow (32Y0 lettering. It contains reweigh data for all weigh scale locations on the Monon, boxcar door operating instructions, hopper car door operating instructions, under frame, door and wheel data. This set can do from two to ten cars depending on the lettering required.
33B MODERN FREIGHT CAR REWEIGH AND CAR OPERATING DATA/BLACK
This set was designed as a supplement to cars with black lettering. It contains reweigh data for all weigh scale locations on the Monon, covered hopper car door operating instructions, wheel data and “cement loading only” instructions. This set can do from two to ten cars depending on the lettering required.
100 DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE SET/WHITE/BLACK/GOLD/RED
This set has enough different sizes and colors of lettering, heralds and numbers to do any Monon EMD F-3, BL-2, Alco C-628 and C-420, and GE U23B diesel locomotives from 1953 on. The set includes black, white and gold "Monon" lettering, numbers for the car body and number boards, heralds in gold and white with special red background decals, F-3 nose striping and BL-2 rear striping. As many as three different locomoitves can be done from one set.
101 STEAM ERA DIESELSWITCHER/WHITE
This set allows you to letter any of the four original Monon EMD diesel switchers, DS-1, DS-2, DS-3 and DS-50. Included in the set are the large "Monon," Reliable Service" herald, and each of the four numbers.
200 PASSENGER CAR SET/WHITE/RED
This set will do any Monon passenger car painted in the red and gray paint scheme after 1950. Sufficient decals are provided to do one of any type of car including head end equipment. Special red overlay decals are provided for modeling cars with red lettering outlined in white. Special red background decals are provided for use under the red and white heralds where needed.
201 PASSENGER CAR SET/GOLD/RED
This set will do any Monon passenger car painted in the black and gold paint scheme. Sufficient decals are provided to do one of any car including head end equipment. Special red background decals are provided for use under the gold heralds to make the gold and red heralds where needed.
202 PASSENGER CAR SET, STEAM ERA
This set will do any Monon passenger car painted in the dark green paint scheme requiring gold railroad roman style lettering normally associated with the steam era. Sufficient decals are provided to do one of any car including head end equipment.
300 1940's ERA FREIGHT LETTERING/WHITE
This set contains sufficient lettering to do almost any of the red/brown and black Monon freight car paint schemes that preceded World War II as well as the many lettering schemes applied in the late 1940's. Three types of heralds include the 30 inch "Reliable Service: version, 20, 30 and 40inch versions of the modern herald with the "The Hoosier Line" inscription wrapped around the lower half and the large script "The Hoosier Line" herald. The word "MONON" is done in four different lettering styles. Reporting marks include five versions of the C.I.&L." and "C.I.L." and two styles of numbers in 3 1/2 and 7 inch sizes. Dimensional data is included for box, hopper and covered hopper cars.
301 MODERN FREIGHT LETTERING/WHITE
This set contains sufficient lettering to do almost any of the red/brown and black Monon freight cars that appeared in the late 1940's and lasted through 1971. They include boxcars, hoppers, covered hoppers, flat cars, gondolas, and MofW equipment. Modern heralds include 10,20,24, 30, 40 and 60 inch versions with "The Hoosier Line" inscription underneath. The word "Monon" is represented with 12, 18, 21 and 24 inch versions. Reporting marks include the pre-1956 C.I.L., four versions of the post-1956 "MON" as well as two versions of the 3 1/2 and 7 inch sizes. Dimensional data is included for box, hopper, covered hopper and flat cars. Also included is the black "The Hoosier Line" lettering for the distinctive Monon boxcars that carried the white band.
302 MODERN FREIGHT LETTERING/BLACK
This set contains sufficient lettering to do almost any of the gray and off white Monon covered hoppers as they appeared in the 1950's and 1960's. It can also be used for the silver company service tank cars and gray MofW equipment. Modern heralds included 18, 36, 40, and 60 inch versions with and without "The Hoosier Line" inscription. The word "Monon" is represented with 18 and 24 inch versions. Reporting marks include five versions of the post-1956 "MON" as well as two versions of the 3 1/2 and 7 inch numbers. Dimensional data is included for four covered hopper car versions.
303 MODERN FREIGHT/PIGGYBACK LETTERING/YELLOW
This set contains sufficient lettering to do all of the black box cars, hoppers and gondolas lettered with yellow lettering in the late 1950's. There is also lettering for the red Monon and XTRZ piggyback trailers and the black wrecker and tender that carried yellow lettering. Reporting marks, repack data, and end numbers are also included.
304 MODERN BALLAST CAR LETTERING/WHITE
This set contains sufficient lettering to do one of the Hart Selective Ballast cars in their final paint and lettering scheme applied in the late 1950's. In addition to the usual standard lettering of the era dimensional data and the special operating data unique to these special purpose cars are included in the set.
401 TRAILER-MAID RAIL SERVICE PIGGYBACK TRAILER LETTERING/BLACK, YELLOW
This set contains sufficient lettering to do one MONON Trailer-Maid Rail Service piggyback trailer. The modeler must paint the trailer black with a yellow diagonal stripe to which the black lettering is applied. Sufficient yellow lettering is also included in the set for the trailer rear and other trailer side identification lettering.
402 AYRES CARTAGE SEMI-TRACTOR DOOR SIGN LETTERING/WHITE
403 AYRES CARTAGE TRAILER SIGN LETTERING YELLOW
The Monon partnered with Ayres Cartage in the Chicago area during the formative years of MONON piggyback service. Ayres owned and maintained the early trailers as well as provided the semi-tractors and drivers to pick up and deliver freight on behalf of the MONON. This WHITE decal set contains sufficient lettering for the door signs used on five (5) Ayres Cartage semi-tractors. The YELLOW decal set contains sufficient lettering to identify 5 semi trailers owner and/or operated by Ayres with or without the familiar yellow Monon trailer lettering.
501 JOURNAL REPACK DATA/WHITE
During the era when solid bearings were in use they were regularly inspected and “journal oil” added as needed. When the packing that allowed the oil to wick onto the bearings was changed the date and location were stenciled on each side of the car over the right truck. Before the new stencil could be applied the old one was painted over with what paint was available, typically black and brown. This new paint onto which the repack data stencils were applied lead to some interesting color variations in this area. The Journal Repack Data decal set has over 50 repack stencils copied directly from the sides of actual freight cars. The decal set is arranged in such a way that the repack dates are printed separately from the location data so that any date can be added to any railroad/location stencil. There over 50 dates ranging from 1945 through 1971.
601 STEAM ERA CROSS BUCK
The Monon had distinctive cross bucks protecting their various highway crossings. This 1920’s era wood cross buck survived into the diesel era at some lesser used crossings. The decal lettering has two colors as was the practice on the Monon. The vertical “Monon Route” lettering on the wood post that held the cross bucks assured everyone as to the railroad they were crossing.
602 DIESEL ERA CROSS BUCK
When the Monon dieselized it took on a new image that it was eager to share with the public even as they crossed the railroad by highway. The rather standard two color cross bucks were supported by posts made from old rail. The Monon was identified by a small additional plaque that proclaimed you were crossing “MONON, The Hoosier Line.” Some of these two color wooden cross bucks survived past the 1971 L&N merger and even more of the small plaques survive in private collections.
224 MWR MUNCIE & WESTERN, THE BALL LINE
The MWR operated a fleet of composite Mather boxcars and later all steel USRA rebuild boxcars. All of these cars were painted yellow and had black lettering proclaiming the Muncie & Western as THE BALL LINE in keeping with their owner, The Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company of Muncie, IN. This two color set is designed to all the modeler to letter any Post WWII MWR boxcar on the roster through the early 1970’s.
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