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"Neverwas" wagon sides printing

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:10 pm
by VELOSSEMBLY
An elderly railway modelling friend had two 'N' gauge GraFar wagons specially printed with fictitious liveries that incorporated his family name. This was arranged, many years ago, by a model shop in either Abergavenny or Brecon. He can't quite remember exactly where and I believe the shop has closed since anyway.
Is there anywhere that carries out such one-off contracts? I'd rather like to have an array of very scruffy ex-Hornby-Dublo furniture containers re-papered with "Fellinghams Removals - Brighton" (old family connection) though I guess such commissions don't come cheap.

Re: "Neverwas" wagon sides printing

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:02 pm
by sparkhill
It is possible to print your own transfers by using inkjet decal paper.

https://tinyhordes.com/making-your-own-transfers/

Re: "Neverwas" wagon sides printing

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:58 pm
by VELOSSEMBLY
Thanks, I am considering that as a last resort but I'm not sure I'm up to the graphics required. I can cope with generating various fonts and typefaces but when it comes to two-colour shadowed lettering and printing on a curve I'm well out of my depth.

Re: "Neverwas" wagon sides printing

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:10 pm
by RailwayRobbo
Robbies Wagons
They are based in Abergavenny.
They have a website.
Don't know if they do 'one offs' though.
It's Robbie's Rolling Stock actually.

Re: "Neverwas" wagon sides printing

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:59 pm
by VELOSSEMBLY
Brilliant! I'll get in touch with Robbie to see what's available. His published list looks interesting and the prices are certainly OK. Many thanks for the lead.