This set was produced to introduce an more comprehensive set for these classes, which hadn't been done by previous manufacturers.
In 1914 the PRR produced the world’s first steel cabin car by introducing the N5. Modifications of existing N5’s created the N5a, N5d, N5e and N5f cabin cars. In 1941, the PRR built new N5b class cabin cars, with improved safety features including collision posts. In 1942, the PRR introduced the N5c. The last major design of PRR cabin cars to be built was the N8 class introduced in 1950. All of these classes were used extensively across the system through to the end of the PRR.
This decal set includes enough lettering for the above four classes of cars in their Pre-1954 scheme before they were repainted with the Shadow Keystone monogram. The HO sheet includes enough data for 4 N5's, 1 N5A, 2 N5B's, 3 N5C's, 1 N5D, 1 N5E, 1 N5F, 2 N8's, and 2 N5’s in the REA scheme, plus data for many additional Cabin Cars. The N scale sheet includes enough data for 1 N5, 1 N5a, 1 N5b, 1 N5c, 1 N8, and 1 REA N5. The number jumble contains all 5 number prefixes (476, 477, 478, 479, and 50), with additional jumbles to cover any number accurately seen in photos. See the diagram for proper placement.
All of the above classes have been produced by various brass importers. Additionally, Bowser has produced the N8 and N5b as plastic kits, with some kitbashing required to complete the other N5 subclasses.
For references in regards to PRR's Wood Cabin Car fleet, please consult Cabin Cars of the Pennsylvania and Long Island Railroads Caboose Data Book No. 2, published by N.J. International, The Keystone, V6 #4, V29#2, and V43#3, published by the PRRT&HS and Volumes 1-3 of the PRR Color Guide.