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My name is Roger Malinowski. Some years ago, I wrote a number of articles for the "NARROW GAUGE AND SHORT LINE GAZETTE," Had my On3 and my Sn3 layout featured in the Gazette. I did some kit manufacturing with a partner in the early 90's then 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 .
NEW PanPastel Colors and ALL NEW SETS
NEW PANPASTELS My selection of PanPastels has undergone some major changes. First, The 28 Base colors have changed slightly. I dropped Turquoise Shade and replaced it with Red Iron Oxide. Now the 7 piece "Primary Set" includes a red. But wait, didn't Red Iron Oxide used to be in the "Rust & Corrosion Set"? Yes, but I always thought it was too red so now it has been replaced with Permanent Red Extra Dark which is much more appropriate for rust..
HO kit news - Some of you may have heard or read that Im lost all my files for the HO Mill kit. For a while it was questionable if I would even produce it. Recovery firm wanted $2300 to recover those files. Hmmm, thats a lot of money. I have decided to build the kit again. and retake all 171 pictures. I was hoping to have kits at the Model RR Expo in March but, now, that probably won't happen. Maybe by June.
Other Mill NEWS -I have received numerous emails encouraging me to do that mill in 1/4" scale. I'd have to compress it quite a bit otherwise the footprint would be way too large for most modelers. If I can do that without loosing the overall appeal of the building, I may do it.
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"
Boiler Shed to Crossroads page Freight cars and most Crossroads kits have been gone for a while now but I moved the Boiler Shed from last year into this category, so it will still be available.
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.
Foundry & Machine Shop - Want to get a hint of what it looks like? Check out my Stoney Creek Designs Facebook Page.
J&L Mine in HO -Has anyone seen the HO version of J&L mine being offered by Brett Gallant, Sierra West Models? Holy Moley, It is beautiful. This was done with my approval and I couldn't be more proud of the job Brett has done.
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'.
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.
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