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Adding Chalk Numbers / Lettering To Your Rolling Stock

In this video, Brockwell Lane shares tips for adding chalk effect lettering your your wagons and rolling stock, and a white gel pen is all you’ll need!

Have a look at prototype photos for inspiration but wagons (mostly vans) were chalked on with instructions for the local goods staff to allocate them properly. Locomotives could also be seen with chalked on numbers or sometimes messages from local enthusiasts. Have fun.

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  1. Tellem_Noot

    very useful, sometimes the simplest is still the best.

  2. DordonWagonWorks

    I’ve used decals in the past, but i’ll give this a try.

  3. RUDC11

    very useful, worth a try, thank you

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