HO scale locomotive number boards

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Always Improvising
Hey folks. I believe once read a short guide somewhere about making number boards for locos using nothing but printer paper and white glue, but I can't find anything about it. The number boards on my FP45 are very prominent and since all my other Milwaukee engines have actual number boards I want to make some for this.

I am aware there are decals but that's a little more messing around than I want to do.


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It's not a difficult technique.

1 - Find an appropriate matching font (probably the hardest part)
2 - Using a word processing program type in the numbers you want, set them to the correct size, set text colour to white and background to black.
3 - Print on white paper
4 - cut to size with scissors or *sharp* hobby knife
5 - glue into numberboards on model

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