Vol. 5 Issue 11

November 2013

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I smell turkey in the air and cranberry sauce on the table. November is here and we have put together a feast for all of you. We have a new Pacific Fruit Exchange (PFE) sheet that has everything you need to create your own PFE Box Cars. If you are a fan of "Hell on Wheels" the TV show you might be surprised to know that the character Thomas C. Durant in the show is a portrayal of the actual Thomas C Durant Union Pacific VP in 1863. We have also created short lines for Western Pacific (TS) & (SN) Caboose and Steam Locomotive sheets. In addition, we created a new "Hazardous Materials" decal sheet, Genesee Wyoming Operators sheet and a New Haven assorted Boxcar, Hoppers & Flat decals.


So you can see we have laid out a feast...so dig in and enjoy!


Happy Modeling!

Microscale Industries, Inc.


Checkout our current ad in Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine.



Also...check-out the article on page 143 about Chris Palomarez who is our key contributor of content for New Releases.



MB-SP2   MI-10   MI-8   MI-6


You may view a specific New Release by clicking one of the links below
87-212 | 60-212 | 87-1340 | 60-1340 | 87-1436 | 60-1436 | 87-1444 | 60-1444 | 87-1445 | 60-1445 | MC-5030 | 60-5030

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87-1432 | 60-1432 | 87-1433 | 60-1433 | 87-1434 | 60-1434 | 87-1443 | 60-1443 | MC-5026 | 60-5026 | MC-5027 | 60-5027 | MC-5028 | MC-5029 

Pacific Fruit Express Roundup       

By Chris Palomarez                 


PFE 11207 from the Pacific Southwest Railway Museum Association

With the 87-1430 and 60-1430 1960-1978 Ice PFE Reefer decal set, and the series about PFE in Model Railroad Hobbyist by Tony Thompson, a listing of the existing sets is in order to present the modeling possibilities. It is important to note along with this month's 87-1430, sets 87-501, 87-1341, and 87-1357 are brand new research and artwork. These sets allow for modeling PFE from the 1950s to the 1978 split-up accurately.

Ice 40' 1936-1942
Ice 40' 1942-1950
Ice 40' 1950-1960
40', 50' & 57' Peak Roof Mechanical 1960-1970
50' & 57' Mechanical Post 1970's

Tony Thompson's blog is a great resource for more information beyond the series in Model Railroad Hobbyist. Tony does some great modeling how-to's as well and really is helpful for developing a PFE fleet of your own.

Another resource is trainlife.com and their large archive of Railmodel Journal and Prototype Modeler. PFE Wood Reefers Part I, Pacific Fruit Express R-30-13, PFE Wood-Sheathed Steel End Reefers, PFE 40-Foot R-40-23 Reefers, and 57-Foot Mechanical Refrigerator Cars.

The Union Pacific also posted an abbreviated history of the PFE on their timeline.

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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.
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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...

Plastics Hoppers  

Monon Hood Units

ADM Centerflow Hoppers

FCP Boxcars

Linea Mexicana Containers

Modern Business Signs 

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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