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sirenwerks

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M&R Sides
« on: October 30, 2011, 09:48:38 AM »
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Is this company gone, or so bad at marketing themselves I can't find them? I see N Scale Supply has some M&R products but I don't want to start a fleet detailing project, get hooked on a product, and then find out it's no longer available halfway through.
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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2011, 11:14:18 AM »
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Check your PMs
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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2011, 12:29:50 PM »
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Hi ____ (sirenwerks),
M&R sides "company" is in fact a one-man company. The owner is Roberto Martari ( an Italian, you guess ), a good friend. He research, design, and produce the etched sides : very nice models to me!
He have an exclusive contract with N Scale Supply to distribute his etched sides in the US, so don't surprise that you can't find elsewhere his products.
Roberto is also member of the Yahoo http://groups.yahoo.com/group/N-scaleVarnish/ group, but , given his present activity (his daily job, not model-time) not so much present in Internet during last year.
If you need to contact him directly, well send me a PM or a mail.



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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2012, 03:11:17 PM »
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So N Scale Supply won't be carrying this product anymore.  Does anyone know what's going to happen?


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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2012, 04:40:34 PM »
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So N Scale Supply won't be carrying this product anymore.  Does anyone know what's going to happen?


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Order direct from Roberto per instructions on the N Scale Varnish yahoo group.
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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2012, 05:11:08 PM »
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I will have a new page posted for M&R Models sides and detail sets within the next day or two... will let you all know when I have it up.  He has new Santa Fe heavyweight sides coming!!!

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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 11:09:53 PM »
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The page is now up and running for anyone interested...
http://passcarphotos.info/Varnish/M&R_Models.htm

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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 11:32:40 PM »
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Thanks Jerry!

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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2012, 02:00:28 PM »
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Hello all....
I must chime in here on this topic...I'm a huge fan of Roberto's brass sides!...the accuracy and wormanship are without equal....in fact, after almost three months of no available modelling time, I'm ordering another batch of ATSF heavyweight sides to continue my 'Fast Mail' build...I heartily recommend his products!
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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2012, 12:52:09 AM »
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I have had the pleasure of meeting with Roberto in Italy, and he is a great guy. His sides are not made of brass, the are made of what we call nickle-silver, or German silver, but the Italians have a different name. They are relief etched with great detail. Highly recommended.

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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2012, 01:27:13 AM »
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I have had the pleasure of meeting with Roberto in Italy, and he is a great guy. His sides are not made of brass, the are made of what we call nickle-silver, or German silver, but the Italians have a different name. They are relief etched with great detail. Highly recommended.

Alpaca?
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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2012, 09:37:56 AM »
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Alpaca...that's it...or is that a type of llama?

true, it isn't brass...I actually find it easier to work than brass...also, in my case (I don't know if others have had success with this)...I've not had to prime the completed sides with a solvent-based paint before spraying my favorite acrylic formulas....







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Bruce
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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2012, 04:28:01 PM »
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 I am also a huge fan of the M&R sides. Any one hear anything about the American Limited core kits-? I understand that the company had been purchased.

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Wolf

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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2012, 09:12:35 PM »
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Yes,alpaca. Strange name, but soft and warm in winter.

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Re: M&R Sides
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2012, 10:27:45 AM »
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I am also a huge fan of the M&R sides. Any one hear anything about the American Limited core kits-? I understand that the company had been purchased.

From what I've seen, San Juan Car Shops owns the molds and is starting to get stuff back into the shelves.
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