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Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1999 22:46:28 -0600
From: "Mark W. Heinz" <>
To: <>


Too often it is easier to criticize a mfgr's efforts than to praise...and
I'll say up front I was critical of some of your earlier efforts. As with
any decent mfgr, you have continued to improve your product as time

Was in KC yesteray and purchased about 20-30 BNSF, CNW, UP, etc. sets at
J&L...Tom, the stuff looks fantastic and I commend you for your efforts. I
particularly impressed with the UP/CNW/MP hopper car sets!
The quality and variety of decals you're offering is really filling a niche
for modern modelers such as myself and I don't mind paying the $3 set for
what you're offering!

Congratulations on a great effort...look forward to future releases!!!!

Best regards,


Subject: keep up the good work
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2000 13:24:31 EDT

Dear Tom,

I recently started using your decals  on a large scale project
for a lot of grain hoppers  that I wanted to do in ATSF. I love the way that
they fit the models the way there supose to (between the ribs). The data is
correct for the cars being modeled. With Proto 2000 and the 4427hopper they
came out with,that made the variety of cars to model more complete. I can't
say enough good things about your decals and hope to see more new releases in
the future.
I have one question hopefully not to be critacle. On some of your sets that
do later versions for
 cars (#188-237-348-349) they are in rr gothic and the capy data is omitted
from the sheet, as per late proto type but a lot of transition cars were done
in that type of lettering with all the data specs .The later cars the capy
was dropped. To do the transion car I would have to add the capy and the
different  letters would be noticed.
If the decal sheet had the capy included and a person wanted to do a later
version he could just trim it off , but to add it back it doesn't look good.
 I would appreciate your imput on my question , maybe others have noticed
this also and could benifit from this.
        Thank you very much for the great product you provide for everone
                                 Greg Robertson
  P.S. the first time I bought one of your decals was at Topeka days in Sept
  I was there as one of the crew of a little steam engine 3751 we had a great
time,we talk about it all the time.   if you would like to call me my

Subject: Customer satisfaction.
Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 16:31:19 -0500
From: "Gregg Mahlkov" <>
To: "Tom Stolte" <>


Just wanted to let you know, I used some of your decals for the first time
(set 249) on a Micro-trains 36 ft. reefer and was extremely pleased with the
quality of your decals. The fine lettering was extremel;y clear, even in N,
and the decal film had virtually disappeared even before I applied Solvaset.
I'll mention something to you that I have noticed, a complete lack of ACL
decals for cars prior to 1957, when they started "Another Cushioned Load".
There were four different schemes on the ACL "Watermelon" cars between 1922
and 1957.  I intend to scratch build one of these in N scale eventually.
About three projects down the pike.

Gregg Mahlkov