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Re: Custom Yellow Decal?

Dave Parker
 

On Wed, Jul 27, 2022 at 04:39 PM, spsalso wrote:
From what I've seen, it's impossible to get white fully and completely under yellow, while also not having any white creeping out the edges.  And, from what I've seen, it doesn't work, visually.

What WILL work is to shift the yellow color to allow for the transparency of the yellow.  For example, if the decals are going on a red car, you would shift the decal color in the green direction.
Ed:

To avoid the apples and oranges syndrome, it would be helpful if you could specify what type of printer(s) you think these generalizations apply to.  For example, Highball's everyday printing is now done with an Ohki CMYKW laser printer and, having purchased yellow decals from them recently, neither statement would seem to apply (but perhaps would to other situations).
 
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Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Custom Yellow Decal?

spsalso
 

From what I've seen, it's impossible to get white fully and completely under yellow, while also not having any white creeping out the edges.  And, from what I've seen, it doesn't work, visually.

What WILL work is to shift the yellow color to allow for the transparency of the yellow.  For example, if the decals are going on a red car, you would shift the decal color in the green direction.



Ed

Edward Sutorik


Re: Custom Yellow Decal?

Philip Dove
 

Champ used to advise people to put one yellow decal on top of another, l tried this a long time ago and it worked. 


Looking for Instructions for Sunshine Kits 40.14 and 40.15 for UP A-50-16 Automobile Car

Ken Adams
 

If anyone has these instructions and plans, can you please scan and send me a copy. 

I am trying to build a reasonably accurate floor and underframe for a Trix UP A-50-16 Automobile car with the Evens Loader chain storage cylinders which appear in photos of the prototype and  completed Sunshine kits. That is the Sunshine Kits 40.14 and 40.15. 

The the dark fuzzy images of the cylinders are very visible under this 1940 UP prototype photo of the initial class A-50-16 car.

I promise to thank profusely anyone who can help me with this project.
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Re: NYC Boxcar question

Tim O'Connor
 


Looks like one of the replacement ZU eave roofs either rectangular panel or diagonal panel, depending
on when the roof was replaced. Looks like the original door to me.

This one, 120836, has the rectangular panel roof and the same door as 123452.

On 7/27/2022 12:38 PM, Geoffrey Barbier via groups.io wrote:
Recently bought a print, and found this NYC boxcar with an almost perfect numeric progression as a number, hiding down in the corner.  Would love to build a model, but you can't see which ends or which roof.  Is there any way to determine which version of door and roof to use?  The photo was taken '59.

TIA!

Geoffrey Barbier
Allentown, PA

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Re: Bangor & Aroostook Refrigerator Car BAR 2447

Tim O'Connor
 


But you are not looking at the negative or the print -- You are looking at a digital scan of one of those,
and anyone who has done a lot of scanning can tell you that's easily done with a scanner or with software
afterwards, such as Photoshop. If the scan was from a print, this kind of thing can appear in a print as
well, depending on the printing process.

Here's another car from the same order (from the Vancouver BC collection) on its delivery run to Maine
via Canada. :-)


On 7/17/2022 9:40 AM, Jim Allen wrote:

This is a very dubious picture. If you blow up the picture, the white stripe covers up the door detail and ladder on far end. Looks to be photo shopped or edited somehow. 

Jim Allen


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Re: NYC Boxcar question

Brian Carlson
 

New roof by the 50’s. 

Brian J. Carlson 

On Jul 27, 2022, at 12:42 PM, Todd Sullivan via groups.io <sullivant41@...> wrote:

Geoffrey,

With that number, it has to  be one of NYC's USRA all steel boxcars from the 1920s.  Westerfield has the kits.

Todd Sullivan

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Re: Resin Kits for Sale

lrkdbn
 

I can't find it either-would like one of the WP box cars
Larry King lrkdbnATaol.com


Re: NYC Boxcar question

Todd Sullivan
 

Geoffrey,

With that number, it has to  be one of NYC's USRA all steel boxcars from the 1920s.  Westerfield has the kits.

Todd Sullivan


NYC Boxcar question

Geoffrey Barbier
 

Recently bought a print, and found this NYC boxcar with an almost perfect numeric progression as a number, hiding down in the corner.  Would love to build a model, but you can't see which ends or which roof.  Is there any way to determine which version of door and roof to use?  The photo was taken '59.

TIA!

Geoffrey Barbier
Allentown, PA


Re: WWII oil transport

Paul Doggett
 

Steve 
That’s a great photo.
Paul Doggett.  England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 


On 27 Jul 2022, at 16:38, Steve Stull via groups.io <winslow7076@...> wrote:


Spectacular pictures of the car ferry Detroit are available on Shorpy.  This one makes me shiver just looking at it, and I work in the Arctic :)


Enjoy
Steve Stull
winslow7076



On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 04:37:51 AM AKDT, Gary Roe <wabashrr@...> wrote:


Tim,
They used car ferries.
In the WWII era, they had three.  The "Detroit" with 26 car capacity, the "Manitowoc" with 30 car capacity, and the "Windsor" with 31 car capacity.
gary roe
quincy, illinois





Re: WWII oil transport

Steve Stull
 

Spectacular pictures of the car ferry Detroit are available on Shorpy.  This one makes me shiver just looking at it, and I work in the Arctic :)


Enjoy
Steve Stull
winslow7076



On Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 04:37:51 AM AKDT, Gary Roe <wabashrr@...> wrote:


Tim,
They used car ferries.
In the WWII era, they had three.  The "Detroit" with 26 car capacity, the "Manitowoc" with 30 car capacity, and the "Windsor" with 31 car capacity.
gary roe
quincy, illinois





Re: Prototype for Branchline 37-Foot Reefer?

Vincent DeFatta
 

I have several  reefers which I have. The boxes are red which has Branchline label on the end of box. I have small shunting puzzle in planing and thin out right now. I am saving some local names would see on Houston & Central Texas  and Texas & New Orleans Railroads. Time period is mid to late 1950’s. Cut off for my scheme is 1958. I noticed the sell on this site, what are your regulations & thoughts?
I have enjoyed this site. I joined a month + ago. Site was recommended by follow modeler as I was asking what type tank cars carry corn oil, cotton seed oil and peanut oil to Houston area commercial food facility preparing bake & fried "moon pies" etc.
Thanks 
Vincent DeFatta 
Fort Smith AR 72908
Also I will post images of early Branchline boxes.


On Mon, Jul 18, 2022, 2:44 PM O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:
Bob, I think Brian might be correct
Fenton

On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 2:40 PM Joseph <Mstl852@...> wrote:
Maybe Rapido?   They made undec kits as well as RTD models of the 37’ meat reefers
Joe Binish

On Mon, Jul 18, 2022 at 1:39 PM Brian Carlson via groups.io <prrk41361=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Branchline didn’t do 37 ft reefers in their line. Is this an earlier Branchline custom painted model (mdc) and not Blueprint. Can you share a pic?

Brian J. Carlson


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Strasburg PA O Scale Train Show and Swap Meet August 6th

Rich Yoder
 

Hi Modelers.

It’s time for our second train show and swap meet of the year.
Strasburg, is a destination. An area of Lancaster County Pa that is chock full of family oriented places to go and things to do. And yes, Saturday morning there is a train show.

Dealer set up is Friday @4:00 closing at 6:30 on the dot! We open for dealer set up at 7:00 Saturday morning table holders only and doors open to the public at 9:00.

Again we have two collections being brought to the show and countless other goodies from other one day table holder Not to mention dealers;

Jack McGarry - Allegheny Scale Models - NJ

Bob and Karen Lavezzi – Just Trains from NJ

Rich Slajda – SLAJ Trains – from Connecticut

and many table holder that make up our group of weekend warriors.

Inclusive of  two collections being brought to the show people travel from near and far.

In addition to this the usual good PA Dutch cooking.

Just Click on the link below to print out a flyer or copy and past it into your web browser
https://www.richyodermodels.com/show_flyer.pdf 

 

 

Sincerely,

Rich Yoder

7 Edgedale Court

Wyomissing PA 19610-1913

Phone 484-256-4068 after 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm EST

 


Re: Bangor & Aroostook Refrigerator Car BAR 2447

Jim Allen
 

This is a very dubious picture. If you blow up the picture, the white stripe covers up the door detail and ladder on far end. Looks to be photo shopped or edited somehow. 

Jim Allen
Visit www.oscaledirectory.com


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Re: Custom Yellow Decal?

Curt Fortenberry
 


Dave is correct in that most yellows need a base of white, so in effect a 2 color decal.  We had a custom decal and ended up having Kadee do that; holding a very tight registration was required.  This was a few years ago and they may not be doing custom decals anymore.  Most have a minimum order, you could sell the rest.  

Curt Fortenberry


LA Brewing Co./Eastside reefer real?

bill stanton
 

does anyone know if the recently released atlas model of the LA Brewing Co. reefer really existed historically?


Re: Custom Yellow Decal?

Dave Parker
 

Tom:

I have been involved with custom decal projects (yellow lettering) where we used both Highball Graphics (https://highballgraphics.com/) and PDC (https://www.pdc.ca/rr/custom_decals/).  It's been a while, and artwork requirements and minimum charges may have charged.  You would need to contact them and inquire about your specific project.

Another option would be to find someone with a working ALPS printer.  I know there were a few on this list at one time, but these printers are getting long in the tooth.

Having tried and failed, printing yellow with a conventional color laser printer is not really practical.  The short explanation is that, because the printer cannot lay down a base layer of white, the yellow decals won't be sufficiently opaque.

Sorry that I can't provide a simpler fix.  Maybe someone else can.
 
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Swall Meadows, CA


Re: Resin Kits for Sale

Brad Andonian
 

Tom,

id like GN. 67.24

cant locate your email,

thanks
brad Andonian 


Re: WWII oil transport

Gary Roe
 

Tim,
They used car ferries.
In the WWII era, they had three.  The "Detroit" with 26 car capacity, the "Manitowoc" with 30 car capacity, and the "Windsor" with 31 car capacity.
gary roe
quincy, illinois



On Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 07:17:57 AM CDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



Gary how did Wabash get cars across the Detroit River into Windsor Ontario ? Did
they use the rail tunnel, or car ferries ?


On 7/26/2022 6:51 PM, Gary Roe wrote:
Tim,
Yes, it would have to be.
That is the only way the Wabash had of getting to the Fort Erie/Buffalo area.
gary roe
quincy, illinois




On Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at 08:24:43 AM CDT, Tim O'Connor <timboconnor@...> wrote:



Even more interesting than the tank cars is that PRR->Wabash->PRR route (through Ontario, Canada, I guess?)


On 7/25/2022 7:51 PM, Chet wrote:

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