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Re: Custom Decals

John Barry
 

I can vouch for the quality of the decals.  Peter has produced a pair of custom sheets for my Passenger Cars as well as a series of custom sets for the SFRH&MS heavy weight passenger kits.  The Gold and dulux imitation gold are very good.  The quality for STMFC decals should be equal.
 
John Barry


ATSF North Bay Lines
Golden Gates & Fast Freights


707-490-9696


3450 Palmer Drive, Suite 4224
Cameron Park, CA 95682


From: "peteraue@... [STMFC]"
To: STMFC@...
Sent: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 8:36 AM
Subject: [STMFC] Custom Decals

 
I keep reading all these posts about the availability of decals and maybe I can help. I've been working for several years with a small company who is using a Roland Versacamm professional inkjet printer for printing custom decals.
If you can provide suitable artwork, I can get you any decals you need. All colors available including white and metallic colors like gold or silver. No setup cost. Minimum quantity 1 piece.
If you are interested, please contact me offline.
Peter Aue



Re: Custom Decals

tjcataldo
 

peter

  can he do decals in  N SCALE too

     tom


On Tue, Aug 5, 2014 at 8:36 AM, peteraue@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

I keep reading all these posts about the availability of decals and maybe I can help. I've been working for several years with a small company who is using a Roland Versacamm professional inkjet printer for printing custom decals.

If you can provide suitable artwork, I can get you any decals you need. All colors available including white and metallic colors like gold or silver. No setup cost. Minimum quantity 1 piece.

If you are interested, please contact me offline.

Peter Aue




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Thomas  j Cataldo


Re: Custom Decals

Tim O'Connor
 

Peter,

For example -- If I had a set of out-of-production decals and I wanted
to have an extra set or two, could this company produce copies of these
decals? That is something I'd be very interested in!

Tim O'

Peter were the PFE stencil decals that you sent me an example of this
process? If so then I can vouch for the excellent quality of the decals
in both color and clarity. I'd also like to know what "suitable artwork"
means. :-)

Tim O'Connor



I keep reading all these posts about the availability of decals and maybe I can help. I've been working for several years with a small company who is using a Roland Versacamm professional inkjet printer for printing custom decals.

If you can provide suitable artwork, I can get you any decals you need. All colors available including white and metallic colors like gold or silver. No setup cost. Minimum quantity 1 piece.

If you are interested, please contact me offline.

Peter Aue


Re: Custom Decals

Tim O'Connor
 

Peter were the PFE stencil decals that you sent me an example of this
process? If so then I can vouch for the excellent quality of the decals
in both color and clarity. I'd also like to know what "suitable artwork"
means. :-)

Tim O'Connor

I keep reading all these posts about the availability of decals and maybe I can help. I've been working for several years with a small company who is using a Roland Versacamm professional inkjet printer for printing custom decals.

If you can provide suitable artwork, I can get you any decals you need. All colors available including white and metallic colors like gold or silver. No setup cost. Minimum quantity 1 piece.

If you are interested, please contact me offline.

Peter Aue


Re: Those damn kits!

Dave Nelson
 

Not that I know of.

 

Dave Nelson

 

From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Monday, August 04, 2014 4:33 PM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Those damn kits!

 






    Dave,Has anyone made a study of the ratio of wood vs steel boxcars by decades? Armand Premo

 


Re: Custom Decals

Andy Miller
 

With an inkjet printer, will the decals be coated so as not to run in the water?



Andy Miller



From: STMFC@... [mailto:STMFC@...]
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 11:36 AM
To: STMFC@...
Subject: [STMFC] Custom Decals





I keep reading all these posts about the availability of decals and maybe I can help. I've been working for several years with a small company who is using a Roland Versacamm professional inkjet printer for printing custom decals.

If you can provide suitable artwork, I can get you any decals you need. All colors available including white and metallic colors like gold or silver. No setup cost. Minimum quantity 1 piece.

If you are interested, please contact me offline.

Peter Aue


Re: Custom Decals

BRIAN PAUL EHNI
 

What is ³suitable artwork²?

Thanks!
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Brian Ehni

From: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
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Date: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:36 AM
To: STMFC List <STMFC@...>
Subject: [STMFC] Custom Decals







I keep reading all these posts about the availability of decals and maybe I
can help. I've been working for several years with a small company who is
using a Roland Versacamm professional inkjet printer for printing custom
decals.

If you can provide suitable artwork, I can get you any decals you need. All
colors available including white and metallic colors like gold or silver. No
setup cost. Minimum quantity 1 piece.

If you are interested, please contact me offline.

Peter Aue









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Re: Custom Decals

Tom Makofski
 

Define suitable art-work.  What are their requirements?

Tom Makofski
NorthEast Wisconsin Free-mo


Custom Decals

peteraue
 

I keep reading all these posts about the availability of decals and maybe I can help. I've been working for several years with a small company who is using a Roland Versacamm professional inkjet printer for printing custom decals.

If you can provide suitable artwork, I can get you any decals you need. All colors available including white and metallic colors like gold or silver. No setup cost. Minimum quantity 1 piece.

If you are interested, please contact me offline.

Peter Aue


Re: Central Vermont wood boxcar color

Marty McGuirk
 

Brad,

What time frame are you modeling? CV's fleet of single-sheathed cars cover quite a range of years - 1925 or so through the late 1960s (and later if you consider MoW and company service).

Several people have suggested CN #11 - it's as good a starting point as any.

I know modelers love to get the "right" color for things - Pennsy guys are somewhat obsessive about it - but CV equipment was not necessarily painted in accordance with CN corporate standards.The CV had a long history of thumbing it's nose at the corporate parent to the north - the pre- WWII green steam locomotive monograms and the "Larson Green" GP9s and RS11s of the 1980s are prime examples among many - the latter was tolerated but never recognized as an "official" paint scheme by CN.

 Back to the single sheathed cars. In all the photos I've seen of CV freight equipment only one car ever appeared to be painted in what is obviously a true CN Red #11. And that car had a pregnant tapeworm on the doors meaning it dated to post 1962 or so. I included that photo in an article on CV boxcars in MR sometime back in 2000.

No matter what color they were painted most CV cars appeared darker than out of the jar CN Red #11, at least in service. (Frankly, most CN cars appeared darker than CN Red #11 in service).

Strasburg has a nicely restored 40000-series boxcar that is painted to match colors they found when they rebuilt the car. There are photos of the car on my blog. It's still more "red" than "brown" but certainly isn't as bright as CN Red #11.  I think the color on the Strasburg car is a good starting point if the goal is a model that looks right. Barring a builder's paint color formula match or drift card this remains a theory of mine. And since there were no color photos taken of these things in the 1920s I can't prove it. But no one can disprove it either!

Finally, another option for color for these cars is green. Four of them were equipped with steam and signal lines in the early 1960s and used in bulk mail service on passenger trains - lettered for CV but painted green wtih black ends and roofs with "yellow" lettering and CV maple leaf roundels in the corners. 

A number of the cars ended their lives in MOW service. At least a couple of those were painted Larson Green but by that point they were really sheds with trucks.

Hope this helps,

Marty McGuirk

 

 


 


Re: CNW route of 400 - start date?

Bill Keene <wakeene@...>
 

Rob,

I ordered a number of Viking roof pieces directly from Intermountain. Drop them a line via e-mail. 

Cheers,
Bill Keene
Irvine, CA



On Aug 4, 2014, at 10:10 PM, Robert rdkirkham@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:


Modelling question this time:
I can see the intermountain modified AAR model 40899 looks approximately correct with:
    -  correct number of end ribs (not sure how good the configuration on the Intermountain model is compared to the real thing – photos on their site aren’t especially clear),
    - 6’ door has fairly good representation of the 5/6/5 pattern on the prototype, &
    - correct number of side panels.  
On the other hand, I will need a ribbed Viking roof and 8 rung ladders. 
 
The ladders are easy enough; not sure where to pick up a usable roof – Des Plaines shows them out of stock.
 
Is there a better, currently available, modelling approach I’m missing?
 
The photo can be found on the City of Vancouver Archives web page by searching its number CVA 447-1729.
 
Rob Kirkham
 
 
Sent: Monday, August 4, 2014 9:26 PM
Subject: [STMFC] CNW route of 400 - start date?
 


Ah – I’d missed the height.  Thanks Tim and others for the quick info on this.
 
Rob Kirkham 
 
Sent: Monday, August 4, 2014 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] CNW route of 400 - start date?
 


Rob

C&NW box cars 71000-74398 were all built 1941-1942 and delivered with
Route of the 400 lettering on both sides of the car. Your photo shows
the car freshly repainted in the same way. These were modified 1937 AAR
box cars (i.e. 10'6" tall with 5/5 ends). The 72628 was built by ACF.
All of the cars in this series had Viking roofs.

C&NW (incl CMO) owned ~7,000 (ballpark) of these 10'6" modified 1937 box cars,
so if there is a C&NW signature car to have for your era, this is a good one.

Tim O'Connor



I'm looking at a photo dated 1949 showing CNW 72628, a 1937 AAR boxcar in Vancouver with the Route of the 400 slogan. I model 1946, so the question is whether the slogan was added to the car before or after my modelling era; is the lettering scheme in the photo a reasonable basis to model for my era?
 
By the way, is the Microscale set 87-1006 appropriate for this scheme (has the slogans so seems so).
 
While I'm at it, what is 400 all about???
 
Thanks in advance for help on this . . . .
 
Rob Kirkham



Re: CNW route of 400 - start date?

Robert kirkham
 

Modelling question this time:
I can see the intermountain modified AAR model 40899 looks approximately correct with:
    -  correct number of end ribs (not sure how good the configuration on the Intermountain model is compared to the real thing – photos on their site aren’t especially clear),
    - 6’ door has fairly good representation of the 5/6/5 pattern on the prototype, &
    - correct number of side panels.  
On the other hand, I will need a ribbed Viking roof and 8 rung ladders. 
 
The ladders are easy enough; not sure where to pick up a usable roof – Des Plaines shows them out of stock.
 
Is there a better, currently available, modelling approach I’m missing?
 
The photo can be found on the City of Vancouver Archives web page by searching its number CVA 447-1729.
 
Rob Kirkham
 
 

Sent: Monday, August 4, 2014 9:26 PM
Subject: [STMFC] CNW route of 400 - start date?
 


Ah – I’d missed the height.  Thanks Tim and others for the quick info on this.
 
Rob Kirkham 
 
Sent: Monday, August 4, 2014 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] CNW route of 400 - start date?
 


Rob

C&NW box cars 71000-74398 were all built 1941-1942 and delivered with
Route of the 400 lettering on both sides of the car. Your photo shows
the car freshly repainted in the same way. These were modified 1937 AAR
box cars (i.e. 10'6" tall with 5/5 ends). The 72628 was built by ACF.
All of the cars in this series had Viking roofs.

C&NW (incl CMO) owned ~7,000 (ballpark) of these 10'6" modified 1937 box cars,
so if there is a C&NW signature car to have for your era, this is a good one.

Tim O'Connor



I'm looking at a photo dated 1949 showing CNW 72628, a 1937 AAR boxcar in Vancouver with the Route of the 400 slogan. I model 1946, so the question is whether the slogan was added to the car before or after my modelling era; is the lettering scheme in the photo a reasonable basis to model for my era?
 
By the way, is the Microscale set 87-1006 appropriate for this scheme (has the slogans so seems so).
 
While I'm at it, what is 400 all about???
 
Thanks in advance for help on this . . . .
 
Rob Kirkham


Re: ACC question

O Fenton Wells
 

Thanks George that sounds like something I will try.
I Appreciate that.
Fenton


On Mon, Aug 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM, gtws00@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

I have used two types
 Loctite Plastics Bonding System (contains a n activator and bonder) about $4.00 at Menards & HD
Micro Scale Micro Bond and Micro Prep (about 7.95 & 15.95)
I have been happy with the Loctite Hard To Bond Plastics so far

George Toman




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CNW route of 400 - start date?

Robert kirkham
 

Ah – I’d missed the height.  Thanks Tim and others for the quick info on this.
 
Rob Kirkham 
 

Sent: Monday, August 4, 2014 6:50 PM
Subject: Re: [STMFC] CNW route of 400 - start date?
 


Rob

C&NW box cars 71000-74398 were all built 1941-1942 and delivered with
Route of the 400 lettering on both sides of the car. Your photo shows
the car freshly repainted in the same way. These were modified 1937 AAR
box cars (i.e. 10'6" tall with 5/5 ends). The 72628 was built by ACF.
All of the cars in this series had Viking roofs.

C&NW (incl CMO) owned ~7,000 (ballpark) of these 10'6" modified 1937 box cars,
so if there is a C&NW signature car to have for your era, this is a good one.

Tim O'Connor



I'm looking at a photo dated 1949 showing CNW 72628, a 1937 AAR boxcar in Vancouver with the Route of the 400 slogan. I model 1946, so the question is whether the slogan was added to the car before or after my modelling era; is the lettering scheme in the photo a reasonable basis to model for my era?
 
By the way, is the Microscale set 87-1006 appropriate for this scheme (has the slogans so seems so).
 
While I'm at it, what is 400 all about???
 
Thanks in advance for help on this . . . .
 
Rob Kirkham


Re: CNW route of 400 - start date?

Tim O'Connor
 

Rob

C&NW box cars 71000-74398 were all built 1941-1942 and delivered with
Route of the 400 lettering on both sides of the car. Your photo shows
the car freshly repainted in the same way. These were modified 1937 AAR
box cars (i.e. 10'6" tall with 5/5 ends). The 72628 was built by ACF.
All of the cars in this series had Viking roofs.

C&NW (incl CMO) owned ~7,000 (ballpark) of these 10'6" modified 1937 box cars,
so if there is a C&NW signature car to have for your era, this is a good one.

Tim O'Connor



I'm looking at a photo dated 1949 showing CNW 72628, a 1937 AAR boxcar in Vancouver with the Route of the 400 slogan. I model 1946, so the question is whether the slogan was added to the car before or after my modelling era; is the lettering scheme in the photo a reasonable basis to model for my era?
 
By the way, is the Microscale set 87-1006 appropriate for this scheme (has the slogans so seems so).
 
While I'm at it, what is 400 all about???
 
Thanks in advance for help on this . . . .
 
Rob Kirkham


Re: CNW route of 400 - start date?

al_brown03
 

Lofton, MM 10/89 p 47, and Hawkins, RMJ 10/96 p 11, show a builder's photo of C&NW 72854 with the "Route of the 400" slogan.

Al Brown, Melbourne, Fla.


Re: Central Vermont wood boxcar color

midrly
 

Brad--

CN Lines SIG CN Red #11 is an accurate colour match for CN shop paint.  It was matched against CN colour chips by Stafford Swain.  Scalecoat Red Oxide #2 and Modelflex Light Tuscan Oxide Red are slightly lighter colours and are useful for models viewed under layout lighting.

Steve Lucas. 


Re: Central Vermont wood boxcar color

Bill Welch
 

Not Accuflex but rather Badger's Modelflex.

Bill Welch


Re: Central Vermont wood boxcar color

Pierre Oliver
 

I use CN Red #11. Available through the CN Lines SIG or Accuflex offered this colour I believe
Pierre Oliver
www.elgincarshops.com
www.yarmouthmodelworks.com
On 8/4/2014 7:53 PM, Brad Andonian cereshill@... [STMFC] wrote:

 
Fellas,

I was wondering if anyone had a preferred paint mix for Central Vermont wood braced box cars.
Thanks,
Brad Andonian


Re: CNW route of 400 - start date?

Edward
 

While not exactly a freight answer, in the mid 1930s, the Milwaukee Road fielded their steam powered, streamlined Hiawathas to provide fast, intercity service; particularly between Chicago and Minneapolis - St. Paul.

Not to be out-done, competitor C&NW put higher speed trains on their lines to compete with those Hiawathas, C&NW used the pitch of running "400 miles in 400 minutes" for its faster schedule between Chicago and Minneapolis - St. Paul. These trains were named the "400s."

Milwaukee Road and C&NW advertised their top trains on their box cars, emblazoned with slogans: "Route of the Hiawathas" for MILW and "Route of the 400s" for C&NW.

C&NW at the time also carried UP's streamliners between Chicago and Omaha. It also advertised itself as the "Route of the Challengers," which were Union Pacific trains. UP at the time also advertised it self on its freight equipment as the "Road of the Streamliners."

Such slogans on their freight equipment lasted to about the early 1960s.

Ed Bommer