Vol. 6 Issue 11

November 2014

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We have a great line-up for you this month. Our New Releases cover Hoppers, Passenger Cars and Diesels. We have also added a few new "Back in Stock" reprints and released a couple more Aircraft decal sets.


Here are some great projects to add to your railroad. Available in HO & N Scale: The Farmers Grain Hoppers (FarMarCo). Heralds and Stripes for Portland Spokane & Seattle (SP&S) Passenger Cars. RPRC Richmond Pacific Diesels (GP15-1 & SW1200) along with Wide Vision caboose. Last but not least...a nice sheet of OOCL Containers & Chassis Heralds & Markings.


Be sure to read the new article below on building a Covered Grain Hopper with specific references to decal sheets and where to buy the model.


Get started today and build them all.


Happy Modeling!

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Uses for 87-1483 and 87-1484 NAHX and PTLX Reporting Marks

Modelers interested in building a grain fleet of covered hoppers can now benefit from multiple companies offering the Pullman Standard 4750. Product offerings are painted with data only or simply just painted gray. Both offer a speedy way to tailor to one's specific taste. AccuRail's offering is more of an "operator's model" while the Tangent is highly detailed to match the prototype railcars down to the brake rigging.

Both the NAHX and PTLX leased 4750 Covered Hoppers can be modeled using the 87-1483 and 87-1484 decal sheets. There are N-scale counterparts as well 60-1483 and 60-1484 for the fine N-scale products available on the market.

Two prototypes referenced for this article:
NAHX http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=51352
PTLX http://www.railcarphotos.com/PhotoDetails.php?PhotoID=70177

Both cars could easily be modeled with either the AccuRail or the Tangent models
6596 Data Only Light Gray AccuRail PS 4750 Hopper http://www.accurail.com/accurail/6500.HTM

11201.01 Undec RTR Primer Gray "Hybrid" 1974-75 Body-mount brakes center tube airline https://www.tangentscalemodels.com/product/ps4750-undec-rtrhybrid1974-75bodymountbrakescentertubeairline/

Additional sets for the PS data:
MC-5017 and MC-5018 PS Hopper Data

The PTLX car has black ends and underframe so some masking may be involved on both the Tangent and AccuRail versions to correctly duplicate that 4750.  My recommendation is to use the lettering closer to the bottom of the sheet for the PTLX cars. The 4" white end data can be acquired from 87-1484

 The NAHX car would utilize the NAHX reporting marks from 87-1483 be sure to use the reporting marks without the periods. Both the Tangent car and AccuRail offerings will not require masking and can be gloss coated and decaled straight away. A few may prefer starting from an undecorated model and painting from there. My recommendation for color would be Testors 2077 Lichtgrau RLM63 or any light gray that matches your prototype.

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

With your submission, please include your written release for Microscale to use the information and photos for publication.


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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...
Yankeetown Bathtub Gondolas
Lettering and Alphabet new fonts
Liner Data for Covered Hoppers  
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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