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bondobilly
09-02-2008, 06:57 PM
The ALCO Builder's Plate arrived this afternoon along with the 800 Christamas Ornaments I had made for the SDC Store. They are amazing, but enough shop talk.

Here is the plate.
http://www.bondobilly.com/plate-front.jpg
http://www.bondobilly.com/plate-left.jpg
http://www.bondobilly.com/plate-right.jpg
http://www.bondobilly.com/plate-rear.jpg

mbstude
09-02-2008, 07:34 PM
Pretty cool there Billy G... [8D]

Just how big is that thing[?]

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA
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toyman
09-02-2008, 07:56 PM
OK.....where is the Xmas Ornament??

toyman

Guido
09-02-2008, 08:31 PM
quote:Originally posted by mbstude
Just how big is that thing[?] The ad said 12" long by 6" high.

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BobPalma
09-02-2008, 08:39 PM
:) Nice looking plate, Bill. :)BP

bams50
09-02-2008, 08:47 PM
Cool piece, Bill. When I saw the final price I wondered if the seller thought it would bring that much[:0]

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

bondobilly
09-02-2008, 09:50 PM
quote:Originally posted by toyman

OK.....where is the Xmas Ornament??

toyman

I have not had time to photograph them. I was really surpised how nice they look. Printed both sides. I will photograph them tomorrow and post it. They are for the SDC store. We are pricing them at an affordable price and an extra percentage off if you buy four (any four) at a time. We made 100 of each of the 8 designs, and If you will be in Lancaster, get them there!!!!!

As for the plate, after Lancaster I am going to chemically remove the yellow/gold paint and then lightly sand the raised lettering so it looks like it did when cast back in 1945.

Finally I bought something younger than me. :D

bondobilly
09-02-2008, 09:55 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Cool piece, Bill. When I saw the final price I wondered if the seller thought it would bring that much[:0]



I think he expected it would go that high. I spoke with Hal Carstens who publishes Railroad Model Craftsman and he asked around his staff and some of these plates go for astronmical prices. The trick with these is to check if they are the real deal.

PlainBrownR2
09-02-2008, 11:11 PM
As I said, if the railroad item(or the railroad item that's attached to a bigger railroad item)has a reputation or strong following behind it, the item may not go for as cheap as some people think. Part of it is we're dealing with industrial machinery where to many people and railfans it has a known and diverse history behind it, and items attached to it are highly prized for the train, er living room. [}:)]

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Avantidon
09-03-2008, 07:07 AM
Billy, I hope you bring some of those Christmas Ornaments to Lancaster for all to see and buy from your store.

Swifster
09-03-2008, 09:28 AM
That's a nice plate. Now you just need a switcher to bolt it to :D.

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bondobilly
09-03-2008, 11:28 AM
quote:Originally posted by Avantidon

Billy, I hope you bring some of those Christmas Ornaments to Lancaster for all to see and buy from your store.



We are bringing allof them to Lancaster. Right now there is only 100 of each design. As I said they are printed both sides. $8 ea, any 4 for $29.00
Here they are
http://bondobilly.com/SDCORN.jpg

http://bondobilly.com/GREENBALLORN.jpg

http://bondobilly.com/GREETINGSORN.jpg

http://bondobilly.com/LAZY-SORN.jpg

http://bondobilly.com/TRUCKORN.jpg

http://bondobilly.com/GOLD-RED-BALL.jpg

http://bondobilly.com/AUTHORN.jpg

http://bondobilly.com/redball-cars-andtrucks.jpg

Each ornament has this printed on the rear

http://bondobilly.com/REAR-PRINT.jpg

studeclunker
09-03-2008, 11:40 AM
Nice bulbs. Now, are they individually boxed, or can one buy a whole set boxed together?

Oh yes, and congrats on the builder's plate. I've always wanted a business or private car. It'd make a great summer house.:D

Um, talk to your railfan friend before removing that paint. It just might drop the value of the plaque if you remove it.

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bondobilly
09-03-2008, 01:38 PM
quote:Originally posted by studeclunker

Nice bulbs. Now, are they individually boxed, or can one buy a whole set boxed together?

Oh yes, and congrats on the builder's plate. I've always wanted a business or private car. It'd make a great summer house.:D

Um, talk to your railfan friend before removing that paint. It just might drop the value of the plaque if you remove it.



Sorry should have posted how they come. Each comes in it's own box, and the box itself is a work of art. All 800 came in 16 boxes, and the boxes were marked ...........this side up....fragile..........do not drop, do not stack etc. No breakage anywhere. You can buy them single, or multiples, the deal is that if you buy 4, your choice, you save three bucks.

http://bondobilly.com/allornaments.jpg

As far as the plate and paint go, from what I can tell by photos people have been sending me, when delivered the plate was painted black, then it was repainted and the engine got a baby ble paint job, and then finally a yellow paint scheme.

It is kind of like that 1945 C-5 truck I had a bunch of years ago, there were more company names on each door you could not tell what it was originally.

Guido
09-03-2008, 04:41 PM
quote:Originally posted by bondobilly
http://bondobilly.com/TRUCKORN.jpg
At least Mark will be happy there is a "C" cab truck....

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bams50
09-03-2008, 04:47 PM
Now you just need a "Lark" ornament:D

Robert (Bob) Andrews Owner- Studebakeracres- on the IoMT (Island of Misfit Toys!)
Parish, central NY 13131

"Some people live for the rules, I live for exceptions"- 311

"Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

Guido
09-03-2008, 04:52 PM
quote:Originally posted by bams50

Now you just need a "Lark" ornament:D And I thought Santa tooled about in a Studebaker sleigh. How could you overlook that? :(

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bondobilly
09-03-2008, 05:59 PM
Okay guys, yes we could have done a set of wagons, pre-war, post war, Larks, Hawks, and Avantis. Want to know what would happen? UNLESS it was in the color scheme of a customer's car they would not sell.

Back in 1992-1994 Gary Hallgren created those cartoon shirts that I sell in MY line. They were originally SCREEN PRINTED in real honest to goodness INK.

All I got was complaints, if you made the car/truck in my car's colors I would buy one. So we switched over to the computer generated transfer shirts so we could make the cars to match the owners car.

The kicker was that in South Bend there were a few guys walking around wearing the original screen printed shirts, and they asked if I had any of them left?

I will screen print ANYTHING you want, I will make any thing you want, but the only criteria is that you buy whatever you ask for.