• Consolidated Stencils

    From lajrmdlr@gmail.com@21:1/5 to roger traviss on Sun Apr 22 12:45:46 2018
    On Tuesday, January 13, 1998 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-8, roger traviss wrote:
    Posted this request a few days back and have no answers yet.

    Can someone please tell me when the consolidated stencil, known as "lube plate to many modelrailroaders, was first introduced? The early 70s I believe but I need the exact year.


    Roger Traviss
    From snowy Victoria, BC The white on black boxes started in 1972 for airbrakes only. In 1974 they became 2 boxes: one side for air brakes & the other side for lube info. They were called Consolidated Stencils by the RR industry but foamers & modelers
    call them lube plates. ACI plates started in 1967 but by 1977 their use stopped because of too many being damaged by weather & other causes. Info on both & other RR markings can be found though a Google search.

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