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making custom decals...
« on: October 12, 2017, 08:28:20 pm »
hi everyone

is anyone in here any good at making custom decals?  or even just any good with graphics and printing good quality colour on thin paper might do the trick?

so don't tell anyone, but i have some ho gauge model trains too...

anyway i need some Region Bretagne / Rannvro Breizh logos for the side of an SNCF x2100 TER Bretagne railcar...

This is a pic of the real thing (link below), it's the blue squares with logos on I need decals for... (I don't see any on french model train websites)...

http://krypt0nx.free.fr/Photos%20de%20Trains/BRETAGNE/En%20Gare/slides/A%20Redon,%20X%202114%20le%2002.05.2008.html

anyway if anyone can help or has a good suggestions please reply!

I can pay for materials / postage if anyone is able to make them, and there are some graphics for the logos online it seems (I searched Region Bretagne / Rannvro Breizh and they came up).  I was going to put two in Breton language one side and two in french on the other side (don't want to offend either language community...)


Thanks in advance!


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Re: making custom decals...
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 08:49:05 pm »
Google came up with a recent past auction lot (Sept 2017) by French ebay seller lesoscars38, for some HO decals including the Region Bretagne logo (but not the Rannvro Breizh text) .  Might be worth contacting them, seems to sell custom decals so may have or be able to produce what you want?

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/KIT-DECOR-TRAIN-HO-DECALCOMANIES-LOGO-TER-CORAIL-REGION-BRETAGNE-/222642378966?hash=item33d68518d6:g:7IMAAOSw1ZBUt~12
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Re: making custom decals...
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 09:19:07 pm »
cheers i messaged that seller now

hopefully they have some of these logos they can sell me

i stupidly never looked on ebay.fr - i just searched on ebay.co.uk but included listing from worldwide - but i realise now that excludes some domestic only french sellers...


cheers


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Re: making custom decals...
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 10:08:43 pm »
If you have no luck, I'll have a go at making some for you using my ink jet printer.
It's not that difficult providing you can let me have a high resolution picture of what you want.
Let me know.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 08:36:04 pm »
many thanks for your kind offer terry.   it looks the ebay seller from france has some to sell me though so i think i am fixed up now - i've requested an invoice from him for some.  they seem to be the right logos i need, hoping they are not ones for the more modern units and are the right size for my railcar.   thank god for google translate!

best wishes


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Re: making custom decals...
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 09:17:19 pm »
i stupidly never looked on ebay.fr - i just searched on ebay.co.uk but included listing from worldwide - but i realise now that excludes some domestic only french sellers...

I simply ran a google image search for "region bretagne HO décalcomanie" and a likely looking sheet showed up half way down the first page, which turned out to be the auction lot I linked to.

Sounds like you're getting it sorted, hope they're the correct dimensions for the model!
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 09:34:38 pm »
ok cheers

you have more internet searching sense than me then i think!


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Re: making custom decals...
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2017, 08:13:23 pm »
me#de me#de me#de!!!! 

so near yet so far... unfortunately the decals were the wrong size... so annoyed... i did say they were for an x2100 railcar as well when i contacted the seller, but the 'region bretagne' logos are much bigger and more square, i can only assume these are actually for corail coaches or something...???!!!  unfortunately they are not usable at all on this railcar.

I have added the sncf and ter logos.  sncf one looks good.   ter one still drying.  i used humbrol decalfix.  hopefully these will be ok though!  it's just the region bretagne logos i need (and 'rannvro breizh' in breton language)...

so anyway, terry, if you feel like custom decal making can i send you some measurements and pictures please?

i am not deterred, this railcar will be detailed as i want it!!!



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Re: making custom decals...
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2017, 08:24:14 pm »
Tim,
I have sent you a private message.

Regards

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Re: making custom decals...
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2017, 08:54:28 pm »
this is what it looks like so far,  ter and sncf logos added at each end, driver at ter end...

just the region bretagne logos to add!


 

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