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My name is Roger Malinowski. In years passed, I have written many articles for the "NARROW GAUGE AND SHORT LINE GAZETTE," built a few notable layouts and have done design work for other manufacturers. In 1994 I decided to manufacture my own product line under the name of "STONEY CREEK DESIGNS."
My goal has always been to produce imaginative, creative 1/4" scale structure kits of the highest quality. The kits are first released at the "NATIONAL NARROW GAUGE CONVENTION." They are limited production and sell out very fast. I do take reservations for upcoming products. NO Deposit is necessary, just a firm commitment .
Kits ready to ship -Please respond to emails that were sent, before NG Convention
Kits are packed and ready to ship Everyone who has a reservation has been sent an email requesting payment. Would appreciate if eveyone would at least acknowledge they recieved the email. I have shipped lots of kits already. Still will be able to get a few more out before the NG Convention but the rest will have to wait till I return home. I made some kits to take to the convention but those are targeted to "New Customers". I'll pack as many in my car as I can, so check with me at the show if you are going to be there. There are PayPal buttons for these kits in the Store.
ROOFING NEWS- I've extended the Corrugated material by including a silver card stock. This is by far my favorite. I now added laser cut, real wood shingles. These are the black walnut shingles I have in many of my kits. I've been asked for a long time to have them available separately, so, here they are. Each pack contains enough to cover 40 sq. inches.I've made some to take to NG Convention. When I return, I will have them available here on my web site.
More roofing news.. I now have three types of corrugation available, Aluminum, Vellum and Silver Card Stock. All are available in scale 8" length and 10'. Over the years I've been asked for other widths, besides the scale 4". Well, here's the solution. I will supply these materials in strip form. Each pack will contain an 8" long strip in either 8" or 10" width. Precut packs contained 20 sheets. In the strip form you will actually get more material for the same price, $5 for 8' sheets and $6 for 10'.
Second Run of 25 Resulting from the overwhelming response for the oil loading facility I will do something I have never done before, a second run. Within 2 weeks of putting the picture of the pilot model on my web site and my, Facebook pages the initial 100 were spoken for. Plus, I have a full page ad coming in the next Gazette. So, all reservations from this date forward will be for the second run. The next run will be, probably, no more than 25. I'll get started on these when I can, but I don't see these getting made before the NG Convention. More than likely delivery for this group would be later in the year, October, November.
Attention Manufactures New supplier for laser material. Low prices, low minimums. Widths available are 24", 18" and 16". He just added some fabulous 1/6" (1.5mm) basswood plywood. See link on "Links page"
Silver Oil Pastel. As mentioned above, a key element in color my new roofing is a silver oil pastel. To make things easy I have them available now in addition to the PanPastels
How-to DVD STILL AVAILABLE. Generally, it will be an introduction to PanPastels and how I use them to color or weather my wood, metal, and plaster castings. More than that, it will also cover building a laser cut which includes hydracal walls, from start to finish.
What's up for 2015- Too early to be thinking of that? Not really, at least not for me. Thinking about a small foundry. One thing is for sure; there will be just one kit! -I may do another DVD and maybe some new Crossroads, BUT just one Limited Kit.
What am I doing for Mt. Albert this year? Sorry to say, I am not doing a kit for Mt. Albert this year. I over extended myself with my own kits and health issues all played into the decision.
PanPastels -What are PanPastels? Just the finest coloring product made. If you think you have tried pastels (sticks) or powdered colors, you haven't seen anything. These are best quality pastels made. Finely ground and packaged in a screw top container.. Apply with conventional brushes OR specially made tools, which I also carry along with 28 colors. Full sets can now be purchased via PayPal.
PanPastel Set for Beginners- Many of you have asked what colors I would recommend to get started. In response to that I now offer a "Starter Set"
How about some HO - Thinking of doing a few of my old kits in HO. Two that come to mind are Johnsons Leather works and ACME Dynamite. Any Takers?
Products being discontinued and/or upgraded You may notice that some freight car and Crossroads kits are marked out of stock. As several items are sold out, some will be discontinued and some will be updated. Most Crossroad kits will be discontinued BUT will be replaced with some new kits. Same is true of the freight cars. This does not apply to the Boarding House. I will produce more when time allows.
On-Line Payments - PayPal buttons seem to be working perfectly. I can also take credit cards but not on-line. Would suggest you call with your card information
About Reservations - You can reserve a kit any time, with no money down. Once the pilot model is built, I will post pictures and the price. Then, I will email everyone who has reserved a kit that details have been posted. At this point if it is not to your liking, too big, too expensive, whatever, this is the time to cancel. If I don't hear from you I will assume you will take the kit when issued. I totally understand unforeseen circumstances. I'm just asking, if at all possible, try not to wait till the kit is in the box and I'm ready to ship to cancel your reservation.
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