Decal Mania

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by cidchase, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    :wave: My sister gave me a nice little Atlas #701 Gate Tower kit. It comes with what I thought were
    water-slide decals, on a clear plastic sheet rather than a paper backing. Soaking in water
    does not loosen them.:confused: Am I extra slow this weekend? I'll try alcohol next, I guess, or setting
    solution? I'm hoping someone here knows what's what with these!:D :D
  2. Triplex

    Triplex Active Member

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    Don't use alcohol. Decals do exist that require it, and are used in other fields of modelling. They are not usually used in model railroading, so these probably aren't decals at all. The clear backing is the key - they're transfers, that is, rub-on lettering.
  3. brakie

    brakie Active Member

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    Actually you peel 'em and stick them on..:D The name peels off revealing a sticky side.All you do is press it on and it sticks..
    I call them "sticky decals"..sign1
  4. cidchase

    cidchase Active Member

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    Well, Larry's right, they stick on. But the sticky is away from the plastic, with the face of the lettering against the plastic backing, like a transfer, as Triplex said. The adhesive is not very sticky, like a Post-It. There was a piece of paper laid over the adhesive side in the box. Anyhow, it works! Thanks, gentlemen! I have not seen these before. :thumb: