Modeling Back number boards

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at
Mon Oct 24 08:40:43 EDT 2016

I have always mounted the white number on the back of the clear styrene and
put the black decal behind them. Shell scale black background in no longer
transparent for lighting.
What do most do for the black background so they are transparent for
Stephen Rineair

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look for bugboards, if there is already clear plastic on the numberboards
you can mount right on that, light with a minilight or LED.


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> I would like to light the black number boards for early diesels. Any
suggestion on what to use behind the white number decals so that the light
will illuminate the boards?
> The shell scale boards are not suitable for lighting.
> Stephen Rineair

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