Vol. 6 Issue 10

October 2014

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I cannot believe its already October. With all this warm weather we have been having I thought it was still August. Speaking of hot...we have a hot line-up of new releases this month and a dozen part numbers that are "Back in Stock".


We have a new DODX Boxcar/flatcar decal set, early D&RGW yellow lettering set, Ferromex (FXE) 53' containers & chassis, and GATX reporting marks & numbers.


Check out our list of "Back in Stock" items that many of you have been waiting for like the UP Steam Locomotive silver lettering decal sheet or the Santa Fe yellow Warbonnet Scheme decal sheet.


We recommend reading a nice article by Andrew Castle on Pam Am Railways and how to properly build a SD45R.


This is a great month to stock up on new decal sheets and get yourself ready for new projects you will be building in the Fall. 


Happy Modeling!

Microscale Industries, Inc.



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Restoring Old Waterslide Decals     

Use a nice soft clean brush and wipe any excess on the opening of the container. Apply Microscale Liquid Decal Film (MI-12) directly to decal using brush and allow at least 15 minutes to dry.
By: Al Skinner 

This N scale baggage-dorm is a stock car body and trucks with etched-brass sides attached. To match the window configurations of the brass sheets new window holes must be cut out of the stock body. The brass sides are completely flat but I wanted the baggage doors to be recessed as on the prototype. So I cut out body holes for the doors, punched them out of the brass sides, then glued all the parts in place.
I used MicroScale set 60-1431 "Great Northern Big Sky Blue" Passenger Cars, which has the wide white band and GN logo. But since that band along the car crosses the top of the now-recessed baggage doors, I had to cut out the sections where the decal would otherwise go over the open spaces. After applying the band over the whole side, I used MI-1 Micro-Set Decal Solvent to set it in place. The decal should end right at the edges of the door recesses but go around them continuously.
After applying all the other decals and letting them dry, I measured and cut leftover white band decal pieces to cover the door tops. I positioned these so their bottom edges lined up with the rest of the white band. Note I applied these pieces right over the window openings. Again I used Micro-Set to secure and fix these pieces in place.
The next day I used a brand-new Xacto blade to carefully cut a slit in the decal over the open door window holes. By using more Micro-Set and some gentle prodding from the sharp point of the knife, I got the decal to "shrink-wrap" around the window openings for a clean crisp appearance.
After those decals dried I cut a few small pieces of white band, and applied them on the narrow recessed wall parts around the windows to make a continuous white band across the top of the car.

YouTube Videos & Articles of interest
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...
Richmond & Pacific Locomotives and Caboose
SP&S Passenger Cars
FarMarCo  Covered Hoppers
OOCL Containers and Chassis 
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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