I met Dick Hanna at a train show in Savannah, GA. He wanted some custom decals made up for his projects. He Writes:
Just wanted to pass on my “two cents worth” Ricky. Certainly you have decaled more cars then I ever will but I have easily done 100+ over the years.
Just wanted you to know that the quality of your decals is first class. Easy to work with and user friendly in the application and “smoothling out” of the decals.
Just wanted to thank you.
Over the next couple of weeks I’ll be using up the rest of the decals and will send pictures of the finished results.
You can see Dicks Custom trains in CUSTOMER'S CREATIONS Page.
Larry Trumbull wrote about the decals he received for his ATSF Locomotive. I got them today and I'm very happy with the set. The yellow is right on the mark. Thanks Ricky for doing such a great job.
Decals arrived today. Look terrific. Thanks much. I'll be ordering more soon. Bill
The decals look great. Thanks for working with me. Attached are updated pictures of the car. I still have to install the railings. Kind of like finding hens teeth. If you want final pictures when I get the railings let me know.
I did receive my decals, thanks for the extras. Everything looked good, Ryan Crawford
RICKY'S REPLY: ITS GOOD TO HEAR YOUR PLEASED.
Here's a picture of the tanker with the Cargill decals I purchased from you. They are excellent decals. Slide off very well and stick like glue. Chris Fink.
RICKY'S REPLY: GREAT TO HEAR THAT YOUR HAPPY WITH THE WATER CHARASTERICS OF MY DECALS.
Hello Ricky, the decals are fantastic, great job. Thank you. Lloyd Taaffe
RICK'S REPLY: GLAD TO HEAR YOUR HAPPY WITH YOUR SHIPS NAMES DECALS.
You market a great product. Don't let people "RUSH" you so that you have adequate time to maintain your product quality. This is a hobby and not a hospital emergency. A two week turnaround is very reasonable and more if you are collaborating design/color or whatever. You mail the art copy for approval before putting out the door. That takes some time and it is well worth the extended delivery time. You are an artist creating custom products that are unavailable from the established decal producers.
Thanks for a nice product,
Ricky's Reply. Thank You Buzz. It was great designing these decals with your input. Ricky
I received the decals on Monday. Really appreciate your quick turn around! Brien W.
RICKY'S REPLY: HEY BRIEN, GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU AND YOUR HAPPY WITH THE TIME IT TOOK TO DRAW AND PRINT YOUR DECALS
So far, so good. I started with an Arrow/Proto Power West undecorated plate van their number 50501. It comes in a dull finish white, but it does have the side posts already painted in silver. I masked off the whole body and sprayed the roof sheet silver. Peeled off the blue tape and hit the whole thing with Testor's gloss coat and started doing the decals. Love the way they sit on the model, along with the ease of working with them. Hit them with Solvaset and.....seemed kinda' bare. So digging though my leftover draw, red+white conspicuity tape came next, a couple of Wabash logos, high trailer and wide turn sign....almost finished. Out on a trip tonight, will shoot some pics and send them through when I get back on Friday.
Ricky's Reply. Thank You John. I had fun working with you on your decal request. Hope to see more pictures soon. Ricky
Decals have arrived. They look great!
And thanks for the pen. That will be a rail memento!
Thanks for the service.
John M.- New Zealand
Ricky's Reply.. Thanks John from across the big pond. It was my pleasure to help get your decals into reality. Thanks, Ricky
I just wanted to let you know I received your decals in the mail Saturday. As I'm sure you're already aware many times over, your decals are not only crisp but correct as well, i.e., well-sized and well-proportioned. Furthermore, you were kind enough to not only customize the road numbers, but the dimensional data as well. I am much more than merely satisfied, and will recommend your work to all my friends and anyone else I might encounter in need of decal work in the future. Make no mistake about it, you are an artist, sir.
Thank you very much, indeed.
Ricky's Reply.. Thanks for the good word Miles I am glad your happy with your custom decals! Thanks again. Ricky
David Rozmarin writes:
Thank you so much for the amazing work! The decals turned out perfect. I will definitely be buying more custom work in the future.
Ricky's Reply.. Thanks for the good word David. I am glad to help your railroad empire get to where you need it in Graphics. We will get your Union Pacific- Big Red Line Decal sets for your Stock cars done soon. Thanks again. Ricky
Chris Fink Wrote:
Absolutely I'll send a picture. Unfortunately won't be until February/March. I don't have a tank car yet. Decal set looks great. Thanks Chris F.
You Sir are welcome. And Thanks for the good words! Ricky
This letter here is from a dissatisfied customer. Mr. Jay wanted to use a G scale Caboose as a Bird house for his property. Being a Pro and con website that we are, here is the letter he sent expressing his DIS-satisfaction With Modern Rails Company G-Cal Decals. Jay's money was refunded. It is my personal thought that being larger decals, that they were not soaked long enough. Several customers told me that the decal paper has broken apart and even with 2+ minute soak times this paper still broke apart as it, decal film would not free from the paper. I purchased Tango Papa Decal paper and it was a bad batch and several customers let me know about the low quality paper their decals were printed on. I will never buy decal paper from this source again.