Great Decals offers a special Microscale Decals-made production of Erie diesel hood units and switchers waterslide decals reproduced in S scale. The set provides road name, road numbers, yellow and white lettering in two typefaces, yellow striping, and heralds (short and long version) for use in custom paint and decal projects on S-scale first-generation diesel locomotive models. The set was produced by Microscale Decals for the late Douglas Miller and uses the company’s 876 set resized to 1:64.
Erie’s roster of early diesel hood units and switchers included Alco, Baldwin, Electro-Motive Division (EMD), and Lima-Hamilton prototypes. This decal set would be applicable for use in lettering Alco RS-2, RS-3 road switchers; Baldwin AS- and DRS-series ans S-12 units; EMD SW1, NW2, SW7, SW9, and GP7 models; and Lima-Hamilton’s uncommon LH-1000 and LH-1200 end-cab switchers. In 1960, Erie merged with Delaware, Lackawanna & Western to form Erie Lackawanna. That new road’s corporate image shared aspects of both partners liveries. Erie Lackawanna operated until the 1976 arrival of Conrail, with the road being folded into this Eastern U.S. mega-system.
ABOVE: Erie 1238, 1239, and 1237 present a classic first-generation consist of EMD GP7s ready for service at Hoboken, N.J., in February 1960. Erie merged with Delaware, Lackawanna & Western in 1960 to form Erie Lackawanna — Kevin EuDaly collection
Great Decals offers this limited production S-scale decal set exclusively for $6.95 (plus $2 shipping to U.S. addresses). For more information on the many offerings available from Great Decals, visit the company’s website. Releases are available direct from Great Decals and include sets in various popular model railroading scales.
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