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(Guest)    J&C Studios O Gauge Archive    Zeke    Custom Jack Daniel's Car
Topic: Custom Jack Daniel's Car
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Joined: Nov 16, 2010
Topics: 23   Replies: 21
posted on Apr 27, 2011 02:55 PM:
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I have all of the liquor billboard reefers that Lionel made back in the 80s and was kind of disappointed that one of my favorites, Jack Daniel's, was not represented in the consist. I discovered that the label from an actual Jack Daniel's bottle had the perfect size font to fit on an extra reefer I had. So, after giving the car a new black and white scheme, I went about transferring the label from a bottle to the car. I probably should have looked into having custom decals made, but this was one of those "I wonder if this will work?" type of projects.

I carefully peeled off the label and then cut out the "Jack Daniel's" lettering. I trimmed as close as I could to the white lettering:

I then flipped the label over and sanded it gently with 600 grit sandpaper to thin it a little. A thin layer of Elmer's rubber cement was applied and the label was then affixed to the car. The same procedure was used for the round "Old No. 7" graphic:

I gently pushed from the center outward to squeeze out excess glue and avoid and bubbles or lumps. If you look closely, you can tell that it's not a decal and it's certainly not museum quality, but it passes the three-foot test pretty well. I think once it's in the consist with all of the other cars and moving on the track, it will look just fine.

Here is the completed car(the car data to the right of the door and the "9807" are Microscale decals):



Joined: Feb 4, 2012
Topics: 2   Replies: 11
posted on Feb 4, 2012 10:53 PM:
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Nice work Zeke. Looks great!

You going to show the weathered trucks?


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