Considering American TT

Considering American TT

Postby Whiteoak13 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:24 am

Rod Shaw's Naples St featured in the latest issue of Continental Modeller. It sparked my interest. I'm abandoning N scale as my eyesight is deteriorating. I like modelling in 'obscure' scales and enjoy being different.N scale is a bit too mainstream.

My interest is the Wisconsin north woods, modelling short lines serving the pulpwood & paper industries.
I have a fair idea of what's available in TT with the exception of decals.

If decals are not readily available, then the TT interest will not progress.
I'm especially interested in 1/120 decals for C&NW, Soo Line, CN
Using N scale decals is not an acceptable compromise from my stance.

I await your comments.
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Re: Considering American TT

Postby Bernd » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:59 am

There are companies run by modelers out there that do decal work. Perhaps an inquiry to one of them asking if they could make TT scale decals is in order.

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Re: Considering American TT

Postby Whiteoak13 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:19 pm

Is there a list of decal producers who will produce 1/120 decals either as custom designs or rescaling of existing designs. My experience of custom decals in 1/64 and 1/29 is that they disproportionately expensive.
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Re: Considering American TT

Postby MacG » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:31 pm

Welcome aboard! We have a general link list.

In my opinion are the MicroScale N-decals a little bit oversized. And fit really good at TT-scale models.
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Re: Considering American TT

Postby areibel » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:48 pm

There are some TT decals or transfers available from Clover House, Tom is on this board and his ad pops up in the banner at the top of the page.. His transfers are very nice and easy to use.

There's also a topic on here that has a list of what's available from Dan's Resin Casting -
decals-from-dan-resin-casting-t3057.html?hilit=dan%27s%20resin#p42064
It has his contact info, his website isn't functioning but if you do Facebook he has some pictures listed there. And in the same topic it mentions Solid Design, I'm a satisfied customer of both.

And if you go to the Great Decals page there is a list of manufacturers, some of them will resize to TT scale-
http://www.greatdecals.com/Decals.html

And there is a gent on either MRH or the Trains.com model rr forum that does custom decals, his name escapes me right now but I'll do some digging and post it here. I haven't used him, but he is said to be reasonable and does nice work!
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Re: Considering American TT

Postby Richard-B » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:01 pm

Whiteoak13 wrote:Is there a list of decal producers who will produce 1/120 decals either as custom designs or rescaling of existing designs.
Well... the TT-West ad banner is sometimes at the top of the TT-Nut pages!!!
TT-West has been attempting to do just as you've described... artwork and decals in true 1:120 TT-Scale.

We've done artwork for cars and engines pad-printed by the manufacturer... and decals for various TT-Scale cars.

The ability to do smaller jobs has been improved this year by the ability to print white decals in-house, rather than relying on an outside commercial printer. Color decals are more difficult... and I'm running far behind in getting those printed.

The artwork queue is deep... some projects are several months behind, but I am catching up. This WILL be a busy summer!

Let me know what car types/RRs are of interest...
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Re: Considering American TT

Postby j p » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:19 pm

Color decals are available too, although it takes some time to get them printed.
The artwork directly printed on my models can be also available as decals. There are some CNW and Soo Line. CN can be done too.

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Re: Considering American TT

Postby Richard-B » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:56 pm

j p wrote:The artwork directly printed on my models can be also available as decals.
..and just to make sure everyone is THOROUGHLY confused;
JP and TT-West have collaborated on decals and direct car printing at times in the past...
and plan to do more in the future!
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Re: Considering American TT

Postby Bernd » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:25 am

Al,

Are you thinking of Bill Brillinger from Canada? If so here's the link to his website.

http://pdc.ca/rr/custom_decals/

There are several other decals ads on MRH. The advertisers start on page 126. This is the url of the whole magazine. You'll find the adds start on page 126.

http://mrhpub.com/2018-06-jun/online/

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Re: Considering American TT

Postby areibel » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:58 pm

That's the one, Thanks Bernd!
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