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    • January 28, 2020 7:00 PM EST
    • oh!

      that sounds very good!

      thank you very much!

       

      i will see, if i can strike a deal with my importer, that he accepts, that you send something to him (his US direction) and brings it in the next container.

      sending it directly over here would be prohibitive with your postage prices.

       

      i will message you, when i know something.

    • January 28, 2020 6:46 PM EST
    •     Korm, fer christ's sake, don't even think about buying any. Let me know what you need and I'll send you however much you want. Heck, the fellas here have sent me plenty of stuff, now it's my turn!!

       

       

       

       

    • January 28, 2020 6:41 PM EST
    • thank you all.

      i see some minor import in my future...

    • January 28, 2020 4:41 PM EST
    • Not sure as they are the same but Plastruct has them

    • January 28, 2020 2:06 PM EST
    • in  the challenge thread by John P. i saw roof sheets used.

      but as he stated to have them bought from a company going out of businesss...

      ... my question: does anybody know, where to find these sheets? under what name?

       

      for clarification, what roof sheats i mean, i shamelessly stole a pic from John.

      here:

    • January 22, 2020 4:32 PM EST
    • Polly S Easy Lift Off (ELO) works well to remove decals.

    • January 22, 2020 3:39 PM EST
    • The WM F units I rode behind down in Elkins West Virginia had been in a whole nother livery at one time. The raised outline of that livery was clearly visible under the current layer of paint.

    • January 22, 2020 2:37 PM EST
    • Just reinforces that there is a prototype for everything! Thanks Al!

    • January 22, 2020 1:32 PM EST
    • The hint of an old number under the paint is very typical in the real world. many locos on the C&TSRR at one time had many layers of #s on their cab sides, same # yes, but evidence of repainting with slightly different position or size, you bet. it is up to you to decide what will look the best. maybe before sanding down, you might give it a fresh coat of paint in the area where the decal is.

    • January 22, 2020 11:52 AM EST
    • I agree with John, if you paint over, the "bump" of the original decals will show through the paint.

    • January 22, 2020 11:07 AM EST
    • Physical removal ... sand with a fine wet or dry sand paper on a sanding block so you can get a flat surface. Go slow with finer grits say 1200

    • January 22, 2020 10:45 AM EST
    • David Maynard said:

      An overnight soak in water with a bit of dish-soap might work, depending on how well you sealed them. If you sealed them well, then you may have to lightly sand through the sealer to expose the decal, or remove the sealer with some solution.

       

      Not sure how I would soak the engine overnight.  I've tried nail polish remover and also denatured alcohol. Nothing is removing the decals.  I did spray a clear coat over the decals after I applied them as I mentioned.  Perhaps I can spray paint over them?

    • January 13, 2020 4:43 PM EST
    • An overnight soak in water with a bit of dish-soap might work, depending on how well you sealed them. If you sealed them well, then you may have to lightly sand through the sealer to expose the decal, or remove the sealer with some solution.

    • January 13, 2020 4:32 PM EST
    • I did apply a clear coat over them to seal them.  

    • January 13, 2020 4:18 PM EST
    • timmyd DeHan said:

      I applied water slide decals to my loco a number of years ago and I would like to remove them and apply different decals.  What's the best way to remove decals?

      That would depend on what you applied over the decals to seal them.  If you didn't do that, then Micro-set or 91% Isopropyl Alcohol should work quite easily.

       

    • January 13, 2020 3:07 PM EST
    • I applied water slide decals to my loco a number of years ago and I would like to remove them and apply different decals.  What's the best way to remove decals?

       

      Thanks

    • January 13, 2020 3:54 PM EST
    • I'd probably change the jack from a mini phone plug to a standard DC type of jack.

       

      Strange choice of jack, almost like the programming port connector for a Phoenix... yes, I know it is a sierra

       

      Greg

    • January 9, 2020 3:29 PM EST
    • So, get a wall wart with the right voltage rating, and replace the plug with the plug you want with the polarity you want.