Vol. 5 Issue 7

July 2013

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Classic American FlagHappy 4th of July! The newsletter this month features an article by J. Derick Perry that represents a kludge example that you will enjoy. Our new release line-up features everything from Pacific Fruit Express (PFE) Ice Reefers to Road Arrows that will come in handy.


As a reminder, we have produced a helpful chart for those transitioning from the discontinued Floquil paint line by Testors. This chart is available in our Resource Center.


Happy Modeling!

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VMV 3008 - A Dog's Lunch of a Locomotive   

By J. Derick Perry              


The leasing companies that have blossomed out of the modern era have generated some very unique locomotives. Most are a kludge to "Keep 'em runnin'" thereby keeping the locomotive generating revenue for the leasing company. J. Derick Perry modeled this exact method with his VMV 3008 using multiple decal sources to give the model the appearance of being pieced back together in a Frankenstein fashion. Mr. Perry used Burlington Northern set 87-25,  Seaboard System 87-398, and Wisconsin Central 87-712 to recreate the prototype locomotive.  

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We would like to showcase those of you who have mastered the techniques associated with general modeling. If you use our products such as Microsol, Microset, trim film or any other item from our site...we would like to see how you have made good use of the material or solutions.
The only condition is that you write an article that will be of interest to other Microscale modelers and that you use some Microscale products such as Microscale Solution or Microscale decal set(s).If your article is selected and used in our Newsletter, you will be entitled to 4 FREE decal sheets of your choice from our regular stock.
If you have a knack for presenting, we invite you to submit your best "HOW TO" articles or YouTube Video for publication in our monthly newsletter and on our Microscale YouTube channel. We know how talented you are and we figured it would be a great way to showcase your work and our products.
Send submissions to: railroad@microscale.com

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Each month we will be letting you know what we're working on for the near future. Please remember to check out this newsletter each month for details of upcoming releases.    


Coming Soon...
Great Northern Blue Passenger Cars
Highway Road Signs, Bridge Clearances and Private Railroad Crossing Signs
Trailer Train Maxi IV and HUB Group 53' Containers
Milwaukee Road Yellow 50', 60', and 86' Boxcars
Genesee & Wyoming Western Shortline and Operator Locomotives (Arizona California, Arizona Eastern, San Diego Imperial Valley, Utah Railway, Ventura County, California Northern, Cascade & Columbia River, Central Oregon & Pacific, Portland & Western, Puget Sound Pacific, San Joaquin Valley, Willamette & Pacific)
Microscale has been serving the model train hobby market for over 50 years. We pride ourselves in delivering the finest quality products and service. We also provide a variety of custom printing services for manufacturers and other organizations alike. If you have a custom decal project and want us to provide you with an estimate please contact us at vickie@microscale.com or ryan@microscale.com.
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