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To order your custom decals or find out more about these professionally produced items please read below.

New metallic paper based toy steam emblems and logos

A Bowman E101 with its Bowman replacement decal

1949 MAMOD SE1 with professionally produced 'worn' decal

A Bowman decal as applied to an M167

All decals are laser printed at 1200dpi, either clear carrier base or white decal waterslide paper or matt, metallic gold paper. Clear base is better for the light 'base' colours, the white is better for example fireboxes. The gold paper type will replicate closely, the most commonly available decals. Decals are supplied 'clean' for the owner to distress and 'age' to their requirements, unless its a total refurb to 'as new' condition!
I find that a coat of clear waterbased varnish will help 'fix' the mark and protect from oil and water. The actual makeup of the order you require is entirely up to you! The table below shows the designs currently available, more will be added when ready. If there is a logo or trademark you require and it is not listed here - please feel free to contact me using the form at the bottom of the page. The toy steam trademarks reproduced here are the most comprehensive available anywhere on the web.
It should be noted that although these decals are intended as that finishing touch to a renovation, they still are highly accurate, professionally redrawn copies direct from the orignals, (beware of amateurish examples crudely 'drawn' which can destroy the look and effect of a renovated engine). The originals did/do vary in colour and quality during their respective production lives. All the designs here are based on my own examples of each decal/trade mark - there may well be colour differences between yours and mine, please bear this in mind. One popular myth is that early decals were bright shiney gold, in fact they were considerably duller and were more of a hint of metallic than anything else, as the printing technology simply did not exist. Nothing ruins an engine more than a bright metallic decal placed upon a clean but unrestored (or restored) engine. Later decals such as the 'scalloped edge' variety were a flat metallic gold.
Note: always try to preserve an original decal or trademark at all costs, especially on early and rare machines. Only if a mark is so badly worn should you even begin to consider replacing it.
All decals are supplied with full instructions for application and best results as well as suggestions for use and weathering.


Mamod 1937-46/7 REF 001


Mamod 1946/7-53 REF 002


Mamod1953-58 REF 003


Hobbies 1936-39 REF 004


Mamod 1958-65 REF 005


Mamod 1965-85 REF 006


Mamod 1967-85 REF 007


SEL up to 1965 REF 008


Griffin and George c1969-72 REF 009


Bowman 1927-35 REF 010


Luton Bowman (red) 1946-50 REF 011


Luton Bowman (blue) 1946-1950 REF 012


Meccano MEC1 REF 013

Note: blue is an optional colour which was never produced

Scuttle here label


Luton Bowman (cream) 1946-50 REF 016


Weeden stationaries meths/electric REF 017



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Bowman/Hobbies boats c1920s/1930s REF 018


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Fleischmann logo, various colours Ref 019


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Mamod modern logo, various colours Ref 020


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Cyldon label  Ref 021


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Some tips on using the decals: Mamod
Decal 001 is very useful for pre-war Mamods, it does appear on some post war tools as well, for example Minor 2's and lineshafts. 002 was used in the immediate post-war years probably up to 1954. It can be used on the bases of tools as well as the base plates of the SE1, 2 and also the Minor 2 firebox side. Some MM1s had a firebox with this decal attached. 003 was used for a short period around the early/mid 1950s possibly up until the early 1960s. The new raised based stationary range of the period used this decal (including the lineshaft). The large 005 decal was introduced around the time of the introduction of the SE3 (1957) it was applied to the firebox side. The MM1 and 2 also used this decal. It has appeared on the base of the firebox on some early SR1s and TE1s. 006 appeared around the mid 1960s and was used primarily on the MM1 and the SE3, note on the SE3 it was applied to the firebox end panel. 007 appeared roughly around the same time as 006 and was used on the firebox sides of the SE range as well s the lineshaft baseplate. It has also been used on the underside of the SA1 roadster, MEC1/SP3 firebox sides and the oil can. Both 006 and 007 were used up until 1985 when the stationary range was rationalised.
Decals for Bowman and Luton Bowman
The versions here can be used on all Bowman and Luton Bowman products. The original Bowman decals sometimes varied in size - the replacement version can be made to your exact dimentions. The Luton Bowman decals are shown with either a red, cream or blue background - both are suitable for the PW201/2/3.
Griffin and George trademark
The mark shown here is as it appears on the G&G SE3 engine which appeared in 1969. The original was made from a sticky foil and attached to the engine baseplate near the flywheel. The mark can be applied to later G&G badged engines if you so wish, although later rectangular label with revised Griffin logo will be eventually added too.
The version shown here (002) is very similar to the Mamod logo of the same period. It can appear to be either blue or blue/green - precise colour matching can be done if so needed. One tends to find the blue/green more prevalent than the blue version. Please note that this design has been closely based on the actual decal form a variety of sources. Ideal for all engines produced by Malins 1936-40.

I can supply the Cyldon logo for all models on request.

Meteor and Conqueror steam yachts
Decals for both are available on both clear and opaque waterside decals paper. Both bow and stern decals are available.

Please email all equiries to -
All decals will cost 8.50 inclusive of P&P, (overseas postage at cost), per batch of any six individual decals. I can offer waterslide transfer paper with opaque or transparent backing/carrier film. The opaque suits most dark surfaces for the decal to be applied to, the transparent backed decals are only suited to light bases e.g. Meteor decals will be better on clear carrier film due to the cream painted surface they will be applied to. If in doubt please email me first.

I can also supply a limited number of decals on sticky white gloss paper as well as dark gold paper - please ask for details and availability.

Any specialist design/alteration work would be charged at cost. If there is a decal you are after but is not shown here, please contact me for further information.