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Oddballs Decals
« on: October 26, 2012, 06:21:42 AM »
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Is it true that Oddballs is MIA/Gone/closed?

This would be unfortunate, and there seem to be too many tales on the web at this point for there not to be something going on there....


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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2012, 06:26:20 AM »
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I don't know anything, but his website is definitely "oddball".  I would hate to see him fade away.

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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2012, 01:41:27 PM »
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Website is still there and I didn't see anything about it being closed.
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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2012, 01:55:00 PM »
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I saw that, too. (It was an N Scale Yard Sale posting/complaint.)

At this point it is a single public complaint, so it could be anything, including nothing.
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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2012, 02:16:29 PM »
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I saw that, too. (It was an N Scale Yard Sale posting/complaint.)

At this point it is a single public complaint, so it could be anything, including nothing.

I've seen others post about him on Nscale.org and nscale.net. Also think there were a few on trainboard.

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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2012, 02:26:08 PM »
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The question is source. Is it multiple firsthand reports, or one guy with issues polluting the forums and it becoming a he-said-he-said situation.

Just sayin'.
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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2012, 03:28:28 PM »
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Website says 2-4 weeks to process an order.
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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2012, 05:13:53 PM »
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Last I'd heard the guy behind Oddballs suffered a printer failure and didn't have the means to replace it or something like that. That was several years ago though I think. I've not heard anything since then. My understanding was HO was in stock, O, N, and whatever other scales were done to order. Indeed it would be a shame if he was no longer taking any orders. There's some good stuff in his library that isn't being done anywhere else. The sure fire way to find out is to try to contact him or one of the retailers listed on his website, albeit 1992 called and wondered why people don't use Tripod in the future.

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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 07:50:15 PM »
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I ordered a few N scale decal sets from him two years ago and was mailed a $20 credit saying that he was having printer issues and to re-mail my order in a months’ time. I did that, gave him a few months to print them and still no decals. I emailed him about the order and he said that he was sending the printer to Japan to be fixed? I have emailed him several times over the last year and a half and not received a response. I guess I am out few bucks?  Too bad, because it looks like he has some nice sets, I was looking forward to using them.

Chris  :?

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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012, 12:16:09 AM »
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This just posted on N Scale Yard Sale:

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I am back in business and am ready to take orders as i got my printer this week

Tom Stolte

Oddballs Decals
26550 227th street
Mc Louth Kansas 66054

So there you have it.
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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2012, 02:55:37 AM »
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The question is source. Is it multiple firsthand reports, or one guy with issues polluting the forums and it becoming a he-said-he-said situation.

Just sayin'.

Not too sure...but for him being back in production, that is good news...he has around 10 sheets I want from him

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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2012, 05:58:58 AM »
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As for myself, I have never persued any business with Oddball Decals so I couldn't testify to whats going on...........
TMM

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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2012, 09:49:25 AM »
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JUST GOT THIS EMAIL:


I am back in business and am ready to take orders as i got my printer this week

Tom Stolte

Oddballs Decals
26550 227th street
Mc Louth Kansas 66054

http://mopac1.tripod.com/oddballs3.htm

since November is model railroad month and decals are 50% off, just write internet special on the order form

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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2012, 12:20:34 PM »
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This is the same Tom who posts sometimes on the Alps groups. Sounds like he had problems with his Alps printer.
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Re: Oddballs Decals
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2012, 02:11:40 PM »
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For what it's worth, the decals I have ordered in the past from Oddballs were first rate.