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Since we all know I think way outside of the box, I'd thought I'd share what I was looking at to apply fine detail:

https://smile.amazon.com/Print...rnish/dp/B08FZ3SMLY/

I did not pull this idea out of thin air.  Lionel LionScale in NC had a behemoth of a unit for prototyping and printing which made a ton of noise when it moved the bed.  I wonder what happened to that unit when they shut down?

Anthony

@A. Wells posted:

Since we all know I think way outside of the box, I'd thought I'd share what I was looking at to apply fine detail:

https://smile.amazon.com/Print...rnish/dp/B08FZ3SMLY/

I did not pull this idea out of thin air.  Lionel LionScale in NC had a behemoth of a unit for prototyping and printing which made a ton of noise when it moved the bed.  I wonder what happened to that unit when they shut down?

Anthony

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@Artie-DL&W posted:

Thank you, Anthony. I thought previously that they still used pad printing, but, like everything else, technology moves on. Beautifully smooth running machine.

They may still use pad printing for mass production.  I know that printing unit was used for prototyping at the very least.  I actually have some Great Northern ACF Hoppers made at that facility.

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I am currently in the process of adding decals to some custom painted cars.   I have printed decals in the past but for white and yellow markings, you need opaque decals which means either commercial or custom made.   I wanted to add bar code markings.   I found pictures on the internet, sized them fit my need, imported them to a page document, printed them on plain white paper and attached them using carpenters glue.    When I finish all the decals and markings I will apply a few coats of matte finish for protection.    

It’s cheap, simple and very adaptable.  

Cheers, Dave

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@darlander posted:

I am currently in the process of adding decals to some custom painted cars.   I have printed decals in the past but for white and yellow markings, you need opaque decals which means either commercial or custom made.   I wanted to add bar code markings.   I found pictures on the internet, sized them fit my need, imported them to a page document, printed them on plane white paper and attached them using carpenters glue.    When I finish all the decals and markings I will apply a few coats of matte finish for protection.    

It’s cheap, simple and very adaptable.  

Cheers, Dave

@darlander (Dave) - You can actually get laser printers than print white now a days, albeit they are rather expensive.

I use a combination of commercial and home made decals.  You can achieve white if you use white decal paper.  I have used the commercial ACI decals also.

Even the window on this custom kitbashed caboose is a decal I made.IMG_20210313_083924583The baseball is white decal paper and is not picking up the white from the train car.IMG_20210103_200911070UI 1847 are woodland scenics dry rub transfer.  Some more custom made (white paper) along with commercial brand decals.IMG_20200506_153848301

Here are some custom clear decals that are picking up the yellow color from the train car.Screenshot_20211011-223040

Some fun at Easter time.

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@A. Wells posted:

Since we all know I think way outside of the box, I'd thought I'd share what I was looking at to apply fine detail:

https://smile.amazon.com/Print...rnish/dp/B08FZ3SMLY/

I did not pull this idea out of thin air.  Lionel LionScale in NC had a behemoth of a unit for prototyping and printing which made a ton of noise when it moved the bed.  I wonder what happened to that unit when they shut down?

Anthony

I want one of those that can print on mental.  Yep, say so right in their own blurb: mental.

3 foot rule..... anyone, anyone .... lol.

I assume you mean 3 ft in O Scale   Oddly enough, this issue came up again today in regards to the print on Gunderson lift rectangles.  I think the subject should be "...Applying Super Fine Detail...".  I even looked at the possibility of hooking up a 0.05mm air brush to  a CNC (aka Creality 3D Pro Printer).  When the time comes, should the time come, I'm eager to see what method I adopt for this purpose.

Anthony

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