Click here for details about the modeling contest at
Susquehannock Convention, MER 2017 NMRA Fall Convention
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, October 12-15, 2017
Martin Brechbiel, 2014 Winner, Click Here for Photo of Model
I've become exasperated by all the articles in the modeling press where out-of-print decals are used to complete a model, and I've decided to do something about it.
Great Decals will pay $50 to the next modeler who gets an article published in the commercial modeling press (membership periodicals not eligible) in which a model wearing Great Decals appears in a photo and the source for the decals is mentioned in the cut lines or article. We'll pay $100 if the photo appears on the cover and the other conditions are met. Decisions of the judges are final.
10/5/05 - $50
to Larry E. Smith for "Virginan
Boxcars, Modeling the Entire Fleet", Model Railroading, October
2004, Pp. 24-30.
These coupler gauges are round pass/no-pass gauges made of on-conducting materials, making them perfect for use anywhere on a DCC-equipped railroad. Certify your car fleet and avoid break-in-twos by using these coupler gauges.
The Virginian Railway stretched from Norfolk, VA, to Deepwater, WV, a little over 500 miles, making it the smallest class 1 railroad in the country. I'm particularly fascinated by the electric zone, which ran from Roanoke, VA, to Mullins, WV. My extensive line is intended to make it easy for you to recreate, in miniature, the Virginian Railway.
Southern Railroad (Artwork by Robert Wingo, actual decals 2" by 4"):
Covered hoppers, "Linking 13 Great States" capitol herald, from Champion Decal Company HC-42 artwork, black, S-scale - $5.99 Decal Image New! Class N-43 PS-2 covered hoppers, billboard B&O herald, from Champion Decal Company HC-409 artwork, black or white, your choice - $6.39 B&O 631203 (black lettering) - Decal Image - Instructions, Black - Instructions, White - B&O N-43 hopper 631100 by George Micklus
Denver, Rio Grande and Western (Artwork by Marsha Hriz):
Cabooses, with both serifed and sans serifed road names (white) - $3.49 for S-scale Decal Artwork
Interstate Railroad (Southwestern Virginia):
New! DRGW Thrall unitized coal gondolas, in black and white made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company - $5.49 ($4.49 for N-scale) Prototype Car - HO Artwork - N Artwork - Instructions - DRGW Thrall cars by Michael Hriz
New! Streamlined Pacifics, in red, white, and black, designed and developed by Gwynne Burch - $19.99 - Decal Image - L&N 275 - L&N 295 - Decal Instructions - Finished Model by Gwynne Burch Hopper car decals, including both the "Dixie Line" and "The Old Reliable" heralds, based on Champion Decal Company HC-454 artwork - (white), N-scale - $4.24 N Decal Image * Blue 40' box cars, in yellow, based on Champion Decal Company HB-378 artwork N-scale - $3.99 Finished N models by Jerry Wilson Decal Image Blue 50' "cushioned cargo" box cars, in yellow, based on Champion Decal Company HB-375 artwork N-scale - $3.99 Decal Image Artwork by Curt Fortenberry: Lightweight passenger coach decals, in dulux gold, - $2.99 (also in N-scale) (New! $6.99 for O-scale, $3.49 for S-scale) Decal Image Diner decals, in dulux gold, - $2.99 (also in N-scale) Decal Instructions - Decal Image New! Baggage, dormitory, RPO, and REA car decals, in dulux gold, - $5.99 (N-scale - $2.99) Decal Lettering Diagram - Decal Image - Instructions - Louisville & Nashville N-scale Horsecars by Diane Wolfgram New! Humming Bird/Georgian tavern-lounge and dining car decals. in dulux gold - N-scale - $3.49 (O-scale - $17.99) - Decal Image - Lettering diagram, original layout - Lettering diagram, blue scheme - Instruction Sheet
Auto parts box car decals (for 86' cars) in black, white, and Santa Fe yellow, based on Champion Decal Company BRH-84 artwork N-scale - $9.99 Prototype Photo Prototype PhotoDecal Image - Sales Brochure
Mandarin Orange refrigerator cars - $9.49 Decal Artwork Prototype Photo 2nd Prototype Photo Car Sides - Finished Model
Nickel Plate Road (New York, Chicago, & St. Louis):
ACF 3-bay covered hoppers, based on Champion Decal CompanyHC-492 artwork, black, O-scale, $10.99 made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company. Model by Mark Adams Decal Image A-50-16 (40’) automobile box cars, $9.99 made under trademark license from Union Pacific Railroad Company. - Decal Image - Instructions
Pittsburgh and West Virginia (P&WV)
Aluminum express box cars (black and white) (Artwork produced by Leon Lavdas) - Back in print! $4.49 ($12.49 for O-scale) HO Decal Image - O Decal Image - O-scale Models by Tom Heinrich
Projects produced by M. David Vaughn, Nickel Plate Models:
New! NKP diesel decals- O-scale - $24.50 + $2.50 shipping Detailed description, photos of the decal sheets and finished models New! NKP caboose decals, 1930 to 1962 - O-scale - $12.00 Decal Image
Monon (Chicago, Indianapolis, & Louisville):
P&WV “Alphabet Route” 2-bay hopper cars(yellow), N-scale - $3.99 Instructions - Decal Image
Artwork produced by David Spanagel:
Fairbanks Morse diesels (dulux gold, black, and red) - Newly back in print $18.99 (Note new scale! $3.99 for N-scale ) Finished Model - Decal Image - Richard Shirey's blog on N-scale P&WV model building - Prototype photo courtesy American-Rails.com Steam and Baldwin diesels (dulux gold) - $4.99 Decal Image
Norfolk and Western:
Road name set, from Champion Decal Company HN-27 artwork, for 40' box cars (white), $9.49 for S-scale N-scale Decal Image - S-scale car by Edwin Kirstatter
New: Join the W&OD Yahoo Group!
Fallout shelter and railroad crossing signs, and zebra-striped barriers - $5.29 Decal Artwork Model Photo by Ben Hom New!Street Details - Manhole covers, grates, panels, and gas/water cutoffs - $4.95 (S-scale - $2.95) (New! O-scale - $4.95) - Lo Res S- scale Artwork - Lo Res HO-scale Artwork - Lo Res O-scale Artwork - Installed Detail
A while back Model Railroader discontinued their free event listing, replacing it with a priced event listing. Meanwhile, we went to managing our calendar with Google Calendars, much more convenient than HTML editing.. Great Decals! has thus expanded the scope of our calendar to include events we hear about. So unless a table or clinic is specifically mentioned, don't assume we'll be there. Contact us first to confirm. Thanks.