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Transfers & Plates

by Ed More
 
I thought a separate page here in the Workshop would be useful to post artwork for lining transfers / decals / overlays and builders' plates as they develop, members can then comment on their interest, preferences, special requests, errors etc. Production (and production techniques) will be dependent on demand. Enquiries by email to ed@ema-heritage.com
 

TRANSFER / OVERLAY ARTWORK

 

Sheet IMR1a (updated) - Early style of carriage identification for initial 4-wheel stock used from 1873 to 1876 before arrival of first Bogie Carriages. Stock number sequence 1 to 54. Yellow letters and numbers 3D left-shaded pale blue/blue. Yellow replaced by gold leaf for Duke's Saloon. Style is conjectural based on opening day photographs, contemporary accounts and descriptions, similar period photographs of Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Works. A5 size transfer / overlay sheet sufficient to 'label' a number of different carriage types, including Brake Vans and the Duke's Saloon. Carriage numbers are 6mm high, compartment door designations are overall 5mm high, Brake Van designation is overall 7mm high. Manx triskelion symbol for Duke's Saloon side panels 17mm high.

  


Sheet MNR1 - Early style of carriage identification for Manx Northern Railway 6-wheel Cleminson stock and 4-wheel Brake Vans used from 1879 until 1904 amalgamation with IMR. Also suitable for the 'Foxdale Coach' (1887) and Nelson Hurst bogie carriages (1900). MNR stock number sequence 1 to 19. Gold leaf letters and numbers 3D left-shaded pale blue/blue. Style is conjectural based on contemporary accounts and descriptions. Transfer / overlay sheet sufficient to 'label' up to 4 different types of carriages, including 1 Brake Van and subsequent guard / brake compartment revisions.  Carriage numbers and company initials are overall 7mm high, compartment door designations are overall 5mm high, Brake Van designaton is overall 6mm high, Luggage Comp't designation for No.16 (later F.37) is overall 4mm high.
 
Sheet IMR2a - Early style of carriage identification for initial bogie carriages delivered from 1876 (and on 4-wheel stock re-painted from that date onwards), used through to the early 1930's.  Gold leaf letters and numbers 3D left-shaded pale blue/blue, with additional black right-shadow where applied over off-white panels, or vermillion right-shadow where applied over the dark choc brown / purple lake panels.  A5 size transfer / overlay sheet sufficient to 'label' several 4-wheel and bogie carriage combinations, including small half-brakes and an Empress Luggage Van. Large letters / numbers are 7mm high, compartment door designations are overall 5mm high, Luggage Van / Brake Van designations are overall 7mm high, crests (applied from 1905) are 17mm high. Separate sheet below for Saloons and large half-brakes.
  







Sheets MNR2a/b/c/d - Four small sets for individual early MNR carriage stock: (a) Cleminson No.1 & 2 - All First; (b) Cleminson No. 3 & 4 - Brake Composite; (c) Cleminson No.5 to 14 - Brake Third or All Third; (d) Brake Van No. 15 & 16 (later No.18 & 19). Letter and number style and sizes as per Sheet MNR1 above.



Sheet IMR2b - Early style of carriage identification for Saloons and large half-brake carriages (except F.49) delivered from 1905 onwards, change in positioning due to the lack of panel space above the window line. These carriages had larger company initials and the stock number applied to the lower side panels. Gold leaf letters and numbers 3D left-shaded pale blue/blue, with additional vermillion right-shadow for application over the dark choc brown / purple lake panels.  A5 size transfer / overlay sheet sufficient to 'label' 5 Saloons and large half-brake carriages in combination.. Large I.M.R. letters are 10mm high, prefix and stock numbers are 7mm high, compartment door designations are overall 5mm high, crests are 17mm high.





Sheet IMR4a - Late style of carriage identification, with the gold leaf letters and numbers 3D left-shaded in pale yellow/green, used from 1946 until 1977. A5 size transfer / overlay sheet sufficient to 'label' up to eight carriages of different types used in the periods. Larger I.M.R. letters for Saloons are 10mm high, 'F' prefix and stock numbers are 7mm high, abbreviated compartment door designations are overall 7mm high, Guard is overall 5mm high.

 

Sheet IMR5a - Earlier style of goods stock identification and loading limit, with white letters shaded black, used from 1876 up to the 1940's before rationalisation. A5 size transfer sheets sufficient to fully 'label' a number of wagons of different types, more without load data (sorry if you building a full rake of fish wagons!). Large letters / numbers are 8mm high, small letters / numbers are 4mm high, Fish Wagon and separate numbers are 7mm high.


  

Sheet IMR5b - Later style of goods stock identification and loading limit, with plain white letters used from 1940's onwards. Loading limit applied on side or end panels, but not to all vehicles - refer to prototype photographs. A5 size transfer / overlay  sheet sufficient to fully 'label' a number of wagons of different types. Large letters / numbers are 7.5mm high, small letters / numbers are 3.6mm high.

£15 plus £1.60 P&P (UK). Waterslide transfers. Email ed at ema-heritage dot com to reserve and for payment details. IOM15milgroup members only, limited availability.
 

 BUILDERS' PLATES

 

NEW     Plate IMR6 - Maximum Load Plate as attached to original Metropolitan / Ashbury wagons and vans, and a number of ex-MNR wagons and the later G Vans / K Wagons built on 4 wheel carriage chassis. Produced in etched nickel silver, requires painting! Originals were cast iron painted black with lettering highlighted white. Scale size a diminutive 9.5mm x 5mm !



  







     
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