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Herald King Decals are Back! (Catalog now available)

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Herald King Decals are Back! (Catalog now available)
Posted by Soo Line fan on Thursday, November 15, 2007 8:47 AM

The Herald King Decal line has been purchased (finally) by Midwest Trains in Betterndorf, Iowa. They are going to have a website up soon. This is great news as the line has many decals that are not available anywhere else.

Jim

 

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Posted by Master of Big Sky Blue on Thursday, November 15, 2007 4:20 PM

Jumping and doing handstand for joy.

I will have to send off an order as soon as they are up and running.

 

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Posted by wm3798 on Thursday, November 15, 2007 4:43 PM

Hopefully they'll throw a bone to the N scale market.  MicroScale has been pretty disappointing of late...

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Posted by Master of Big Sky Blue on Thursday, November 15, 2007 4:46 PM
 wm3798 wrote:

Hopefully they'll throw a bone to the N scale market.  MicroScale has been pretty disappointing of late...

Lee 

Not only that, they have kind of been the lone setinal in the decal market as of late. Horde CHAMP decals while you can still can.

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Posted by AntonioFP45 on Thursday, November 15, 2007 8:15 PM

So glad and rather pleasantly surprised to read of this, especially since Microscale has reportedly cut back on some of the decal products.

From what I've been told at my LHS, the RTR lines as well as the introduction of limited run models in a much greater variety of road names, numbers, and paint schemes has impacted the model railroad decal market.  Hence, my surprise to this news.

Hopefully the quality and accuracy of the new Herald King products will be comparable to Microscale.  Microscale basically set the standard that many of us use as the decal benchmark.

 

 

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Posted by Soo Line fan on Thursday, November 15, 2007 8:38 PM

Perhaps the Champ artwork could also be purchased as the well is drying up. Disapprove [V]

 

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Posted by dknelson on Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:43 PM

Good news about Herald King.  Bad news about Scale Rail Graphics - they are getting out of the decal business as I learned at Trainfest.    http://www.scalerailgraphics.com/

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 15, 2007 11:25 PM
Use them or lose them.
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Posted by cwclark on Friday, November 16, 2007 7:37 AM
   That is good news, I just hope they make their decal sheets thinner this time around. The HK decals were a lot thicker than Microscale's and took more coats of dull coat to get the seams hidden....chuck

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Posted by dknelson on Friday, November 16, 2007 7:56 AM
 Soo Line fan wrote:

Perhaps the Champ artwork could also be purchased as the well is drying up. Disapprove [V]

 

Jim

It's been so long that they've been out of the decal business that maybe some people forget they ever were ... but Walthers presumably also has decal art work that is going unused.  At one time between Champ and Walthers the decal offerings were huge. 

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Posted by wgnrr on Friday, November 16, 2007 9:05 AM

Finally, I can get the decal set for the US DOT E8 and the Consolidated Pappers Gondolas!!

This is probably the best model railroad news I have heard this year!!!!!!

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Posted by 1 R.I. nut on Saturday, November 17, 2007 8:54 PM
Hey, This is good news as it seems to me some decals are getting harder to find. I shop E Bay and find a few. I used to live in the Quad Cities and use to shop at there store, They were the only ones that had an extensive line of detail parts, AND decals from steve hile. Good store, Good people,  wish them well .
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Posted by GAPPLEG on Saturday, November 17, 2007 9:02 PM
Don't forget to go to Champ and check out what they still have for sale. They still have a lot of decals.
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Posted by eeyore9900 on Saturday, December 1, 2007 10:25 PM

 GAPPLEG wrote:
Don't forget to go to Champ and check out what they still have for sale. They still have a lot of decals.

(Regurgitating this thread) Yep-I just got a set from them last week. My experience with them in the past was that they were one of the most expedious dealers I've encountered, so when I didn't get them in the time frame I was expecting, I was a little worried (mainly because to my knowledge the only decal dealer that supplied the set I needed, & the boxcar they're to go on is halfway painted.) But all was not lost. Turns out they got sent to my old address-forgot to update Whistling [:-^]Oops [oops]

Seems some have Champ dead & buried already, & obviously that's not the case. I'm guessing that they're like a business in my area that's been trying to go "out of business" for well over a year, but have so much inventory to get rid of, they're still doing it. Just my My 2 cents [2c]

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Posted by AntonioFP45 on Sunday, December 2, 2007 12:38 PM
Now if only they would make some accurate Seabord Coast Line decals!  There's quite a number of interested modelers here in Florida!

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Posted by Soo Line fan on Sunday, December 2, 2007 1:52 PM

Here is the new catalog, it looks pretty good. Smile [:)]

http://www.midwest-trains.com/HeraldKingDecals/index.html

Jim

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Posted by davekelly on Monday, December 3, 2007 9:07 AM
Never having used Herald King decals I have a question that perhaps someone here can answer.  Are their sets like the Walthers decals in that a set contains enough to basically do one car or are they more like the Microscale sets in which you can possibly squeeze out 2 or 3 cars per set?
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Posted by One Track Mind on Monday, December 3, 2007 9:29 AM
they are one car sets
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Posted by FrankieJ on Sunday, May 7, 2017 4:05 PM

This was almost 10 years ago and I don't see any web site for this company. An internet search goes to some site with Japanese(?) printing. Also, clicking on the link leads to "website cannot be found". Am I missing something here?

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Posted by BigDaddy on Sunday, May 7, 2017 4:14 PM

Some threads are best left in the grave yard.  However you didn't look hard enough.

http://www.heraldkingdecals.com/index.html

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Posted by FrankieJ on Sunday, May 7, 2017 5:19 PM

Maybe I didn't but thank you Big Daddy.

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Posted by maxman on Sunday, May 7, 2017 6:40 PM

BigDaddy

Some threads are best left in the grave yard.  However you didn't look hard enough.

http://www.heraldkingdecals.com/index.html

 

I think I'd be sending them an email first to see if anyone is really home.  Their out-of-stock decal list is as of 2009, and I see no evidence on the site of a more current date.  But if anyone does try to contact them and is successful, I'd sure like too know.

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Posted by DSchmitt on Sunday, May 7, 2017 10:47 PM

From another Forum in Oct 2015   "I sent an email to them at heraldkingdecals@q.com which is what they list on their website. The email came back as undeliverable"

I tried to sell my two cents worth, but no one would give me a plug nickel for it.

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Posted by maxman on Sunday, May 7, 2017 11:14 PM

DSchmitt
"I sent an email to them at heraldkingdecals@q.com which is what they list on their website. The email came back as undeliverable"

Well, it is @gmail.com, but maybe whoever was quoted just typed that incorrectly.  Anyway, until proven differently I'm afraid that I have to believe that they have gone the way of Champ, Floquil, and probably a few others that we used to rely on.

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Posted by bibbster on Monday, May 8, 2017 12:03 PM

Not sure if this sheds any light on anything or not, but I just purchased some Heral King decals off of ebay. The seller stated this in his auction, as well as others...

"These Herald King are the best. You won't see these again any time soon. I have the artwork and no plans to reprint. Once gone, they are gone."

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Posted by Bayfield Transfer Railway on Monday, May 8, 2017 11:02 PM

The web site has a phone number.  Call it.

 

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