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Model Railroad Decals from Tichy (Multi-Scale)
« on: August 31, 2016, 03:34:16 PM »
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Tichy has been quietly releasing tons of decals in N scale (HO, S, & O as well). I have not tried these yet, but they have some very interesting sets:

Pasted from the 8/28 email:

TICHY TRAIN GROUP INC
8/28/2016
Dear Modeler:

Here are the newest decals. All decals are available in all scales and in 6 packs. Numbers below are HO, add N for N scale, S for S scale and O for O scale. Other scales, send an email request. Single decals are: HO $4, N $4, S $5, O $6. All are in stock.
 
In celebration or reaching 100 new decals we are offering 10% off on all decals through 9/11/2016. Just enter  DECAL  in the coupon code box at checkout.

10067     ARMOUR 40' WOOD STOCK CAR
10068     AT&SF GA-67 COVERED HOPPER
10069     B&O N-34 HOPPER CAR
10070     B&O N-38 HOPPER CAR
10071     B&O M-15 REA BOXCAR
10072     AT&SF 50' STEEL EXPRESS BOXCAR
10073     AT&SF 50' STEEL EXPRESS BOXCAR
10074     B&O M55c SENTINEL BOXCAR
10075     LIRR USRA HOPPER (KIT 4027)
10076     B&O M26c 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10077     B&O M53 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10078     BAR EARLY RS 40' STEEL REEFER
10079     BAR MODERN RS 40' STEEL REEFER
10080     ANCHOR 10000 GAL LPG TANK ALL WHITE LETTERING
10081     GN 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10082     GN 40' DOUBLE SHEATH BOXCAR
10083     GN 40' DOUBLE SHEATH BOXCAR
10084     GN 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10085     GN 40' STEEL BOXCAR MOUNTAIN GOAT LOGO
10086     GN 40' DOUBLE DOOR STEEL BOXCAR
10087     GN 40' DOUBLE DOOR STEEL BOXCAR
10088     GN 40' DOUBLE DOOR STEEL BOXCAR
10089     GN 40' DOUBLE SHEATH BOXCAR
10090     GN 40' WOOD STOCKCAR
10091     GN 40' MODERN WOOD STOCKCAR
10092     GN 40' STEEL AUTOMOBILE BOXCAR
10093     C&EI 40' SINGLE SHEATH BOXCAR
10094     CB&Q 40' DOUBLE DOOR STEEL BOXCAR
10095     CGW 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10096     CGW 50' STEEL GONDOLA
10097     CGW 3 BAY STEEL HOPPER
10098     CGW 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10099     CGW 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10100     CGW 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10101     PENNSYLVANIA SALT CHLORINE TANK CAR
10102     VIRGINIA SMELTING SULPHUR DIOXIDE TANK CAR
10103     CLINCHFIELD USRA HOPPER (KIT 4027)
10104     CSTPM&O (CMO) 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10105     C.N.&L. 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10106     CNJ 40' 1 1/2 DOOR STEEL BOXCAR
10107     CNJ 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10108     CNJ 40' STEEL BOXCAR
10109     CNJ 53' STEEL MILL GONDOLA
 
HERE ARE LINKS BY SCALE, THEN CLICK ROADROAD, PRIVATE OWNER OR CAR TYPE.

HO DECALS
www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/c/ho_decals/Default.aspx

N DECALS
www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/c/decals/Default.aspx

S DECALS
www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/c/decals1/Default.aspx

O DECALS
www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/c/decals2/Default.aspx
 
We have modified the website by separating railroads and private owners to make it easier to find the decal you are looking for.
 
Click the SHOP tab on the home page.
Click on the SCALE you want.
Click on the DECALS tab.
Click on either ROADROAD, PRIVATE OWNER or CAR TYPE.
Select the ROADROAD, OWNER or CAR TYPE you want.
Under HO decals, you can also search by our KIT NUMBER.
 
All of the new decals (10000 series) are listed under this system. We will convert the older ones over the next several weeks. In the meantime, they are still listed under just the decal tab.
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Sincerely,
Donald Tichy
DONALD TICHY
TICHY TRAIN GROUP INC

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Re: Model Railroad Decals from Tichy (Multi-Scale)
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 04:18:05 PM »
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I believe most of these are from the former Jerry Glow decal line.


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Re: Model Railroad Decals from Tichy (Multi-Scale)
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 04:30:04 PM »
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I believe most of these are from the former Jerry Glow decal line.


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That's where the artwork came from, but it's a brand new decal printer!
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Re: Model Railroad Decals from Tichy (Multi-Scale)
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2016, 08:30:26 PM »
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Mr. Tichy,


I see a couple products I will be going for eventually (not now, I'm moving again).  Those GN sets will be major purchases (NP and SP&S too if they were avilable, and more CB&Q).


Might I recommend a couple directions to take?  More tank cars, reefers, and covered hoppers, paint schemes of the billboard variety especially?  While the PS 4427 isn't available at the moment, I imagine it will be soon enough and there are plenty of PTLX schemes left not done and some that will probably never be done by manufacturers.  In addition, there are tank car schemes out there with existing models to make good-enough replicas - Hercules, for instance.  And while I know there's no real meat reefer yet (my money is still on Pat @ Trainworx), there are a host of schemes that decals would fill voids for.  I recommend picking up the Morning Sun tank car and reefer books and thumbing through them.  For the 4427s, I'm sure I have images pilfered from the internet.


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Re: Model Railroad Decals from Tichy (Multi-Scale)
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 08:33:10 PM »
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Does Mr. Tichy read this forum?
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Re: Model Railroad Decals from Tichy (Multi-Scale)
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 09:07:04 PM »
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Can anyone tell me which Micro-Trains 2 bay open hopper to use for these L&N decals?

https://www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/c/hopper-open1/p/10031n-ln-usra-hopper/Default.aspx

Thanks for any info.


Hmm... I would use a
rib side hopper...



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Re: Model Railroad Decals from Tichy (Multi-Scale)
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2016, 10:28:47 PM »
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Can anyone tell me which Micro-Trains 2 bay open hopper to use for these L&N decals?

https://www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/c/hopper-open1/p/10031n-ln-usra-hopper/Default.aspx

Thanks for any info.


Hmm... I would use a
rib side hopper...



Thanks a bunch, Dee.

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Re: Model Railroad Decals from Tichy (Multi-Scale)
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2016, 10:48:05 PM »
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Re: Model Railroad Decals from Tichy (Multi-Scale)
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2016, 01:48:11 AM »
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I haven't tried any of these, but did just receive my second sheet of custom decals from Tichy.  The printing is clear, although that will depend on the quality of ones artwork, and the decals themselves seem to be very good.  The film seems to be a little thicker than Microscale's, but much thinner than the old Walthers.  It separates nicely, and doesn't require a long soak, yet doesn't fall off the backing as soon as it gets wet, like a few odd brands I bought many years ago.

Assuming the artwork is what you want, the decals themselves should be quite satisfactory. 

I sent my third custom order a few minutes ago.  The first two were mostly capacity data, for modeling reweighed and restenciled cars, so consists of solid pages of mostly 3 inch N scale lettering.  It's all readable, and the 2 inch numbers on some dimensional data I used as fillers can also be read.  The one inch repack data can't be, but that's not surprising, as it can't be read on my original either.  Created at 800 DPI, the letters are only 5 pixels high.  If this is an ALPS printer, and can only print 600 DPI, they would be 4 pixels.  No way one can make a readable letter 4 pixels high.
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2016, 02:05:07 AM »
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I haven't tried any of these, but did just receive my second sheet of custom decals from Tichy.  The printing is clear, although that will depend on the quality of ones artwork, and the decals themselves seem to be very good.  The film seems to be a little thicker than Microscale's, but much thinner than the old Walthers.  It separates nicely, and doesn't require a long soak, yet doesn't fall off the backing as soon as it gets wet, like a few odd brands I bought many years ago.

Assuming the artwork is what you want, the decals themselves should be quite satisfactory. 

I sent my third custom order a few minutes ago.  The first two were mostly capacity data, for modeling reweighed and restenciled cars, so consists of solid pages of mostly 3 inch N scale lettering.  It's all readable, and the 2 inch numbers on some dimensional data I used as fillers can also be read.  The one inch repack data can't be, but that's not surprising, as it can't be read on my original either.  Created at 800 DPI, the letters are only 5 pixels high.  If this is an ALPS printer, and can only print 600 DPI, they would be 4 pixels.  No way one can make a readable letter 4 pixels high.

Alps @ 600 dpi can print a single dot of 0.0017". That is 0.272" in N scale. To make a legible alphanumeric character you need a 5X7 matrix of dots.  So Alps can print lettering which is 1.9" height in N scale.  :)  Alps produces extremely sharp printouts - no fuzzy edges on the dots. That's why this is possible.
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Re: Model Railroad Decals from Tichy (Multi-Scale)
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2016, 09:47:58 AM »
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Alps @ 600 dpi can print a single dot of 0.0017". That is 0.272" in N scale. To make a legible alphanumeric character you need a 5X7 matrix of dots.  So Alps can print lettering which is 1.9" height in N scale.  :)  Alps produces extremely sharp printouts - no fuzzy edges on the dots. That's why this is possible.


Um, the outcome depends on paper quality too.
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« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2016, 01:30:05 PM »
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These aren't Alps decals.  I'm not sure what the actual printer is called, but it's north of 6 figures. 
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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2016, 01:55:25 PM »
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These aren't Alps decals.  I'm not sure what the actual printer is called, but it's north of 6 figures.

Does it print white (either as a standalone ink or as an undercoat for the color inks)?  How about metallic colors?
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2016, 03:19:12 PM »
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Does it print white (either as a standalone ink or as an undercoat for the color inks)?  How about metallic colors?

Definitely white, as most of the offerings are white.  Don't know on the metallics. The decals have a certain thickness to the printing.
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2016, 05:46:17 PM »
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Definitely white, as most of the offerings are white.  Don't know on the metallics. The decals have a certain thickness to the printing.

Do you know if colors are halftoned using CYMK inks or are they solid spot colors (like the silk-screened decals use)?
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