Decals for HL Hopper Models

NW Modeling List nw-modeling-list at
Tue Nov 26 15:51:24 EST 2019

The image is large enough to answer my question. Thanks for the quick reply (and decal update), Ken.

On a slight tangent, I have some unlettered Stewart kits of this car that I'll need locate decals for at some point. The mailing list archive suggests Westerfield for those.  Let me know if there is a better source.

Matt Goodman

Columbus Ohio US

On November 26, 2019 at 3:10 PM, NW Modeling List <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:


The sets will look like the image attached. How many car sets you can make is kind of hard to predict. They are in the works, I’ve not heard back yet from the printer about when they are ready to ship, but will keep the list appraised. This is small image, basically to give you the idea of what is in the set.

The HL cars were built in a variety of number schemes:

1936 1,000 22000-22999 Roanoke Shops
  1,000 23000-23999 Virginia Bridge / Pressed Steel
1937 1,000 24000-24999 Bethlehem Steel
  1,000 25000-25999 Virginia Bridge
  500  69500-69999 Roanoke Shops
  1,000 67500-68499 Virginia Bridge
  1,000 68500-69499 Bethlehem Steel
1939 750  38000-38749 Virginia Bridge
  750  38750-39499 Bethlehem Steel
  500  39500-39999 Bethlehem Steel
  1,250 57500-58749 Ralston Steel Car Co.
  1,250 58750-59999 Virginia Bridge
  500  67000-67499 Bethlehem Steel
1940 500  56500-56999 Bethlehem Steel
  500  57000-57499 Virginia Bridge

Ken Miller

On Nov 26, 2019, at 2:44 PM, NW Modeling List via NW-Modeling-List <nw-modeling-list at> wrote:

Hi list. I received my un-numbered HLs a month ago and am considering getting another three.

The decals for the first three cars haven't yet arrived, so I don't know if I'll need another set. The commissary describes them thusly: "we will have an exclusive set of decals with correct numbers <snip>, which will readily do your three cars and more!"

How many more?

I'm waiting for my local hobby shop to receive their numbered cars so I can spread my money around a bit.

Matt Goodman

Columbus Ohio US

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