Decals and etched plates for Austrian stock

idlemarvel

idlemarvel

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Ref picture below, does anyone know where I can source decals for the STLB logo and etched plate for the VL13 number?
My usual source of decals/transfers Herr Troeger only does Pinzgauer 2095 numbers as far as Austria is concerned.
Thanks for any leads or suggestions. FYI I have tried printing my own decals with no success.

 
PhilP

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You could try here:


They can create something like an etched plate as well..

Mention 'PhilP' suggested you try them.

PhilP
 
idlemarvel

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Excellent suggestions David and Phil, just what I was after, thanks!
 
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Zerogee

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Thanks for this David. Slightly weird, you are asked to bid for this and you select the loco number you want if/when you win the auction. The seller has dozens of etched loco plates, you'd think it would be a buy it now price.

That's a very odd way of doing business, I agree.... maybe he thinks he's going to get more for some of them, if several people want them at the same time...? Or maybe it's something to do with eBay fees, is it cheaper to have an auction listing than a BIN....?

Dunno. Funny thing, evilBay! :confused:

Edit: just had another look at the listing, somebody has already bought VL14 I assume!

Jon.
 
ebay mike

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That's a very odd way of doing business, I agree.... maybe he thinks he's going to get more for some of them, if several people want them at the same time...? Or maybe it's something to do with eBay fees, is it cheaper to have an auction listing than a BIN....?

Dunno. Funny thing, evilBay! :confused:

Edit: just had another look at the listing, somebody has already bought VL14 I assume!

Jon.
Reference eBay - a bit difficult to explain, but since they changed the listing format there is a loss of control for the seller in respect of duration and ability to wait before deciding to relist when there is a fee promotion. I avoid BINs altogether now, setting my start price at what it would have been happy with for a Buy It Now. Financially it's paid dividends on occasions.
 
AustrianNG

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Have you built a VL13 replica ?
Did you use a V52 loco as a base ?
 
SevenOfDiamonds

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Slightly weird, you are asked to bid for this and you select the loco number you want if/when you win the auction

Right! Now that I've checked my Purchase History, I can say that I bought some etched number plates off this seller (I was the only bidder on an auction item). There was a bit of uncertainty on the part of the seller (despite offering free postage to the UK, he said that was only meant to cover mainland Europe; I paid by bank transfer, which was the only option, given on ebay but he said he was worried about incurring bank charges). Nevertheless, the item that I won duly arrived, along with details of how to contact him direct for any further purchases. If you go to Schilder you'll find the index. Go to http://mzb.bplaced.net//schilder/kat/2_Schilder_Priv.pdf and you will see . . .

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(so, it seems that VL14 isn't offered, rather than already being sold on ebay)

The price is lower that the ebay starting price. You'd have to email him to check on postage costs, and see how he wants paying.

All the best

David
 
idlemarvel

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Have you built a VL13 replica ?
Did you use a V52 loco as a base ?
Not yet but that is my intention, whether I will get around to it is another matter! :)
 
idlemarvel

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So I "won" the ebay auction and received the etched plates for VL13, see picture below. Very good quality. Peter Fuchs has very good English (at least written, I haven't spoken to him) and he posted them to the UK for no extra charge. This is his web page, he does a wide variety of etched plates for many OBB and lokalbahn lines in "G" scale (II, IIm, IIe) and also HO, HOe, N, O, 1, etc. Recommended.
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MaybachMD

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Dave

Useful information and link. Thanks very much.

Simon