FAQ

  1. How can I obtain your decals? ASN members should purchase them via the society's ennegozio; all of the proceeds of such sales are retained by the society to help offset their expenses (we donate the decals to ASN). Anyone who wishes to purchase decals directly from us is asked to contact us using the email link provided at the bottom of this page.
  2. How much do they cost? The standard price is €5 per decal sheet. If you buy directly from us, be advised that the price includes the cost of Air Mail postage.
  3. How do I pay? The easiest and most secure method is via PayPal. Inasmuch as we are in the United States, the bank transfer system used by many Europeans is not available to us. You may also pay with U.S. Postal Money Order or in cash, however this last alternative is totally at buyer's risk.
  4. How do I apply your decals? See these Instructions.
  5. Do you make decals for Grigio e Rosso Fegato/XPMR/Corporate Identity/etc. paint schemes? In a word, "no." There are many reasons. First, there are limits to what we can do using the ALPS/OKI printer system; even though many cartridge colors exist, they often cannot be combined to produce a desired color; certain FS colors, for example Rosso Fegato (liver red), are not reproducable with the ALPS/OKI system. The customer may want to consult with someone who produces decals using an Ink Jet system. Finally, it should be said that the effort that is "decalENNE" was born out of our own interests (Italian Railways of the Seventies) and from a desire to meet our own modelling needs. Due to a lack of interest and of information, we don't believe that we can provide a quality product rooted in another era.
  6. Can you make decals for ______________? We invite our customers to propose other decals that we might be interested in producing (subject to the limitiations discussed previously). Whoever makes such a suggestion backed up by additional information or photos that serve to make our job easier will receive as a gift a few sheets of the new decal as a thank you for having helped out.
  7. What does the decal number "160-XX" mean? This indicates a decal that we intend to produce but one that has not yet been completed for some reason or another. It could just be a matter of time available or it could indicate a need for addtional information (again, if you can provide the information that will get the effort going again, you'll receive free decals).

List of Available Decals
Cat. # Descrption Base Model
160-01 FS Closed Wagon Gs series RIV-EUROP Lima 320401
160-02 C.I.W.L. Type WR, WP, e WPC Coaches (Pre-UIC markings) Lima 320303, 320304, 320305
160-03 C.I.W.L. Ex-Pullman Bar-Dancing & Shower coaches (Pre-UIC markings) Lima 320303, 320304, 320305
160-04 FS UIC-Y Az First Class Coach - Grey Livery - sufficient for 3 coaches with choice of 9 numbers in either pre-UIC or UIC system. Lima 320301
160-05 FS UIC-Y ABz, Bz, AcBcz, e Bcz coaches - Grey Livery - sufficient to decal the four prototype coaches with numbers in either pre-UIC or UIC system (kitbashing necessary to correctly model the cuccette cars). Lima 320301, 320861
160-06 FS ETR500 To correct the cab window graphics on the New-Ray model - includes car and trainset numbers (available for four different trainsets). New Ray
160-07 CIWL Type P sleeper; stainless steel (markings for FR, I, D, UK, ES, PT) Rivarossi 9523, 9524
160-08 FS ALe 601 "Alitalia" with logos and lettering plus all of the numbers corresponding to the ALe 601, Le 601, & Le 481 units that received this paint scheme. Naldini
160-09 FS Locomotive E444 with logos, builder's plates, and numbers to decal the four prototype models and several of the series locos 006~055. Lima 320401
Rivarossi 9158
160-10 FS Closed Wagon Gs wood side (10 units)
BONUS: Hcs-uvwy with diaphragms! (4 units)
Roco 25082
160-11 FS UIC-X Cuccette BCz and Coach BRz, grey livery (2nd Class Cuccette and 2nd Class Coach with snack compartment 'Servizio Ristoro' UIC) Rivarossi (BRz)
Fleischmann (Bcz & BRz)
160-12 FS UIC-X Coach Az & ABz grey livery (1st Class & mixed Class Coach with UIC markings) Rivarossi (Az)
Fleischmann (Az & ABz)
160-13 Snowplow Vnx 806 (modification of tri-phase locomotives E550) DelPrado
160-14 FS 'Corbellini' Coach, grey livery (Series Bz 34.000) Ditbashed Minitrix Carrozza SNCF 'Bruhat'
160-17 FS Baggage Car UIC-X Slate Grey (options: Italian Military ambulance service or Gran Comfort paint scheme) (Series 1968 & 1970) Kitbash
160-18 FS ETR250 To build this 4-unit trainset starting with the DelPrado ETR.300 Del Prado
160-19 FS Saadkmms "Rolling Highway" drive-on, drive-off intermodal flat car Fleischmann 8270
160-20 SBB/HUPAC Saadkmms "Rolling Highway" drive-on, drive-off intermodal flat car Fleischmann 8270
160-21 FS Generator Car nVrec to improve the looks of the resin model. Ilario Baccari
160-22 Laekks "Ausiliare" autorack. Lima 320791
160-23 FS Service Coach and Box Car New yellow and blue colors. Various
160-24 FS Chestnut and tan coaches
with yellow lettering shadowed in red.
Various
160-25 Sekq(r)s Italian "Auto Train"
(Type DDm, original markings)
etched metal kit

How to Apply our Decals:

Before Beginning:

Useful Tools:

Materials:

Instructions:

  1. Ensure that the model's surface is smooth, clean, and glossy.
  2. If the decal contains white lettering or elements, you can make it easier to use by coloring the back side of the paper with the felt tip pen. The ink will soak through the paper but will not damage the decal.
  3. Using the knife, cut the decal close to the individual element; use the ruler as needed.
  4. With the tweezers, dip the decal in the water for 15-20 seconds then set it aside; this should be long enough to loosen the decal from the paper (the material is quite thin, it is better not to allow the decal to float free as it will curl when removed from the water).
  5. Using the brush, place a few drops of Microset on the model at the location where the decal will be applied.
  6. With the tweezers, place the decal (with backing paper) on the model near the point of application.
  7. Slide the decal from the backing paper and position it as desired.
  8. Use the corner of a paper towel to wick away excess liquid then leave the decal to set until it is mostly dry.
  9. After 10 to 15 minutes, check to see that the decal is well positioned and adhered to the model. If you see bubbles (areas of 'silvering'), perform the following steps, repeating as needed:
    a. Apply Microset;
    b. Use the knife point to poke holes in the decal wherever a bubble or 'silvering' is seen;
    c. Leave it to dry and then recheck.
  10. If the decal is to be applied over a rough or multilayered surface, use Microscale's Microsol liquid (which is more powerful) to set the decal.
  11. Once the decal is properly set and dry, seal the surface with a coat of Clear Flat Spray. Weather the model if you so desire.

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