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John Riddell
 

Has anyone had any experience with decals by K4 Decals ?

https://k4decals.com/

John Riddell


O Fenton Wells
 

I've bought them but not used them yet.  When I asked the same question the answers I received was that the white is a bit opaque.
Fenton

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM John Riddell <riddellj@...> wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with decals by K4 Decals ?

https://k4decals.com/

John Riddell



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Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
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Roger Huber <trainpainter@...>
 

John,

I have seen and purchased decals from this company. I asked the same question on a couple IO boards and never received an answer. You would think there would be a lot of interest in a new decal company. The ones I have look pretty nice.

Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works


On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 02:13:14 PM CDT, John Riddell <riddellj@...> wrote:


Has anyone had any experience with decals by K4 Decals ?

https://k4decals.com/

John Riddell


Gary Bechdol
 

The white ACL steam loco decals I purchased were almost transparent.

Gary Bechdol 
Stone Mountain, Ga 

On Sat, May 30, 2020, 3:18 PM Roger Huber via groups.io <trainpainter=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
John,

I have seen and purchased decals from this company. I asked the same question on a couple IO boards and never received an answer. You would think there would be a lot of interest in a new decal company. The ones I have look pretty nice.

Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works


On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 02:13:14 PM CDT, John Riddell <riddellj@...> wrote:


Has anyone had any experience with decals by K4 Decals ?

https://k4decals.com/

John Riddell


Joseph
 

John,
I just used them on an F&C 70 ton L&NE cement hopper for a friend in NJ

They went on well, snuggled down well.  One thing I noticed is the ink is elastic once on the car.   So if you want to adjust the decal, be sure it is floating on water.

I recommend them

Joe Binish

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 2:13 PM John Riddell <riddellj@...> wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with decals by K4 Decals ?

https://k4decals.com/

John Riddell


Bruce Smith
 

Fenton,

So... opaque is good... perhaps you mean transparent? 😉

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:15 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] K4 Decals
 
I've bought them but not used them yet.  When I asked the same question the answers I received was that the white is a bit opaque.
Fenton

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM John Riddell <riddellj@...> wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with decals by K4 Decals ?

https://k4decals.com/

John Riddell



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Craig Wilson
 

I've bought a few sets to check them out for accuracy of sizes and styles.  Mixed report there although I noticed on his latest list that he had revised one set (for Ann Arbor RR cabooses) which I had critiqued as having the incorrect size compass heralds

The greatest advantage to these sets is that they can be obtained in a variety of sizes (scales) providing heralds, etc. for specific applications not available elsewhere.  The photo attached is a case in point.  I needed a very small DT&I  compass herald with the "Connections" slogan for use on the HO scale flatcars in the photo.  The K4 set for DT&I gondolas with coil hoods has two different sizes of the heralds (one for the sides of the gondola, another for the hoods themselves).  The HO decals are both too large to use on the flatcars but by purchasing the N-SCALE set I got the smaller compass heralds needed for the project.

His catalogue is worth perusing for that if nothing else.  Judge for yourself whether the decals are/are not too opaque when you look at the photo.  I thinks they look ok on these models.  They are quite thin and delicate and care must be used when applying them.

Craig Wilson


O Fenton Wells
 

John I probably did.  Thanks


On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 5:26 PM Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
Fenton,

So... opaque is good... perhaps you mean transparent? 😉

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:15 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] K4 Decals
 
I've bought them but not used them yet.  When I asked the same question the answers I received was that the white is a bit opaque.
Fenton

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM John Riddell <riddellj@...> wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with decals by K4 Decals ?

https://k4decals.com/

John Riddell



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


Roger Huber <trainpainter@...>
 

Craig,

Where do you find his catalogue?

Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works


On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 04:26:37 PM CDT, Craig Wilson <agecompanyphotog@...> wrote:


I've bought a few sets to check them out for accuracy of sizes and styles.  Mixed report there although I noticed on his latest list that he had revised one set (for Ann Arbor RR cabooses) which I had critiqued as having the incorrect size compass heralds

The greatest advantage to these sets is that they can be obtained in a variety of sizes (scales) providing heralds, etc. for specific applications not available elsewhere.  The photo attached is a case in point.  I needed a very small DT&I  compass herald with the "Connections" slogan for use on the HO scale flatcars in the photo.  The K4 set for DT&I gondolas with coil hoods has two different sizes of the heralds (one for the sides of the gondola, another for the hoods themselves).  The HO decals are both too large to use on the flatcars but by purchasing the N-SCALE set I got the smaller compass heralds needed for the project.

His catalogue is worth perusing for that if nothing else.  Judge for yourself whether the decals are/are not too opaque when you look at the photo.  I thinks they look ok on these models.  They are quite thin and delicate and care must be used when applying them.

Craig Wilson


lars svanevik
 

Roger,

You can find his catalog at k4 pacific when you google it.

Lars.


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Roger Huber via groups.io <trainpainter@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] K4 Decals
 
Craig,

Where do you find his catalogue?

Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works


On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 04:26:37 PM CDT, Craig Wilson <agecompanyphotog@...> wrote:


I've bought a few sets to check them out for accuracy of sizes and styles.  Mixed report there although I noticed on his latest list that he had revised one set (for Ann Arbor RR cabooses) which I had critiqued as having the incorrect size compass heralds

The greatest advantage to these sets is that they can be obtained in a variety of sizes (scales) providing heralds, etc. for specific applications not available elsewhere.  The photo attached is a case in point.  I needed a very small DT&I  compass herald with the "Connections" slogan for use on the HO scale flatcars in the photo.  The K4 set for DT&I gondolas with coil hoods has two different sizes of the heralds (one for the sides of the gondola, another for the hoods themselves).  The HO decals are both too large to use on the flatcars but by purchasing the N-SCALE set I got the smaller compass heralds needed for the project.

His catalogue is worth perusing for that if nothing else.  Judge for yourself whether the decals are/are not too opaque when you look at the photo.  I thinks they look ok on these models.  They are quite thin and delicate and care must be used when applying them.

Craig Wilson


Ralph W. Brown
 

Hi Roger, et al.,
 
I tried “k4 pacific” without success, but “k4 pacific decals” did the trick.  The website’s at: https://k4decals.com/.
 
Pax,
 
 
Ralph Brown
Portland, Maine
PRRT&HS No. 3966
NMRA No. L2532

rbrown51[at]maine[dot]rr[dot]com
 

From: lars svanevik
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 7:55 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] K4 Decals
 
Roger,
 
You can find his catalog at k4 pacific when you google it.
 
Lars.

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Roger Huber via groups.io <trainpainter@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] K4 Decals
 
Craig,
 
Where do you find his catalogue?
 
Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works
 
 
On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 04:26:37 PM CDT, Craig Wilson <agecompanyphotog@...> wrote:
 
 
I've bought a few sets to check them out for accuracy of sizes and styles.  Mixed report there although I noticed on his latest list that he had revised one set (for Ann Arbor RR cabooses) which I had critiqued as having the incorrect size compass heralds
 
The greatest advantage to these sets is that they can be obtained in a variety of sizes (scales) providing heralds, etc. for specific applications not available elsewhere.  The photo attached is a case in point.  I needed a very small DT&I  compass herald with the "Connections" slogan for use on the HO scale flatcars in the photo.  The K4 set for DT&I gondolas with coil hoods has two different sizes of the heralds (one for the sides of the gondola, another for the hoods themselves).  The HO decals are both too large to use on the flatcars but by purchasing the N-SCALE set I got the smaller compass heralds needed for the project.
 
His catalogue is worth perusing for that if nothing else.  Judge for yourself whether the decals are/are not too opaque when you look at the photo.  I thinks they look ok on these models.  They are quite thin and delicate and care must be used when applying them.
 
Craig Wilson
 


Roger Huber <trainpainter@...>
 

Lars,

Thanks!

Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works


On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 06:56:15 PM CDT, lars svanevik <lars.svanevik@...> wrote:


Roger,

You can find his catalog at k4 pacific when you google it.

Lars.

From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of Roger Huber via groups.io <trainpainter@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 4:24 PM
To: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] K4 Decals
 
Craig,

Where do you find his catalogue?

Roger Huber
Deer Creek Locomotive Works


On Saturday, May 30, 2020, 04:26:37 PM CDT, Craig Wilson <agecompanyphotog@...> wrote:


I've bought a few sets to check them out for accuracy of sizes and styles.  Mixed report there although I noticed on his latest list that he had revised one set (for Ann Arbor RR cabooses) which I had critiqued as having the incorrect size compass heralds

The greatest advantage to these sets is that they can be obtained in a variety of sizes (scales) providing heralds, etc. for specific applications not available elsewhere.  The photo attached is a case in point.  I needed a very small DT&I  compass herald with the "Connections" slogan for use on the HO scale flatcars in the photo.  The K4 set for DT&I gondolas with coil hoods has two different sizes of the heralds (one for the sides of the gondola, another for the hoods themselves).  The HO decals are both too large to use on the flatcars but by purchasing the N-SCALE set I got the smaller compass heralds needed for the project.

His catalogue is worth perusing for that if nothing else.  Judge for yourself whether the decals are/are not too opaque when you look at the photo.  I thinks they look ok on these models.  They are quite thin and delicate and care must be used when applying them.

Craig Wilson


Brad Andonian
 

I have purchased many sets in O and remain pleased.    I have also found the owner very receptive to ideas for new sets.   I encourage you to support him and offer suggestions.

Brad Andonian 


William Canelos
 

The white decals for the San Luis Central Reefers worked just fine on a black car end. 

Bill


Dave Boss
 

Hi Guys
            Yes I've used my first set of K4 decals. I found them to be very good. They are just as thin as Microscale and they went on easily for me. They can be a little tricky since they are so thin. I didn't have to spray any decal enhancer on them. I just applied them right off the sheet. Here is some photos of a car I finished with K4 decals.

Good Day
Dave

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 7:14 PM O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:
John I probably did.  Thanks

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 5:26 PM Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
Fenton,

So... opaque is good... perhaps you mean transparent? 😉

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:15 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] K4 Decals
 
I've bought them but not used them yet.  When I asked the same question the answers I received was that the white is a bit opaque.
Fenton

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM John Riddell <riddellj@...> wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with decals by K4 Decals ?

https://k4decals.com/

John Riddell



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


James Brewer
 

K4 is and Ebay Store...here is the link  https://www.ebay.com/str/k4supplycompany?rt=nc&_oac=1

Lots of decals.

Jim Brewer

On Sun, May 31, 2020 at 9:53 AM Dave Boss <daveboss1976@...> wrote:
Hi Guys
            Yes I've used my first set of K4 decals. I found them to be very good. They are just as thin as Microscale and they went on easily for me. They can be a little tricky since they are so thin. I didn't have to spray any decal enhancer on them. I just applied them right off the sheet. Here is some photos of a car I finished with K4 decals.

Good Day
Dave

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 7:14 PM O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...> wrote:
John I probably did.  Thanks

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 5:26 PM Bruce Smith <smithbf@...> wrote:
Fenton,

So... opaque is good... perhaps you mean transparent? 😉

Regards,
Bruce Smith
Auburn AL


From: main@RealSTMFC.groups.io <main@RealSTMFC.groups.io> on behalf of O Fenton Wells <srrfan1401@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 30, 2020 2:15 PM
To: main@realstmfc.groups.io <main@realstmfc.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] K4 Decals
 
I've bought them but not used them yet.  When I asked the same question the answers I received was that the white is a bit opaque.
Fenton

On Sat, May 30, 2020 at 3:13 PM John Riddell <riddellj@...> wrote:
Has anyone had any experience with decals by K4 Decals ?

https://k4decals.com/

John Riddell



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...



--
Fenton Wells
250 Frye Rd
Pinehurst NC 28374
910-420-8106
srrfan1401@...


G.J. Irwin
 

True, K4 has both their own website and an eBay store.  I purchased two sets directly through their website since I'd rather support them that way-- fewer "deductions" if you know what I mean.   There is a discount on multiple decal purchases and free shipping when using their site.

I have used some of their alphabet decals recently, and I'm pleased with the result though it's not challenging-- white decals on a black wall.  It's also not on a freight car so I'm stretching a bit...

Cheers,
George Irwin


James Brewer
 

Didn't realize K4 had its own web page...here it is  https://k4decals.com/

Jim Brewer

On Mon, Jun 1, 2020 at 9:27 AM G.J. Irwin <groups@...> wrote:
True, K4 has both their own website and an eBay store.  I purchased two sets directly through their website since I'd rather support them that way-- fewer "deductions" if you know what I mean.   There is a discount on multiple decal purchases and free shipping when using their site.

I have used some of their alphabet decals recently, and I'm pleased with the result though it's not challenging-- white decals on a black wall.  It's also not on a freight car so I'm stretching a bit...

Cheers,
George Irwin