Re: hon3 collection labelling


I have about 400 pieces of brass and I could not keep them all straight so I put a small sticker on the bottom of the locomotive and tender and one on the bottom of the box.  I also have a spread sheet in my computer that reflects all the numbers and data for each locomotive.
Use the KISS method


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Kopp
Sent: Jun 26, 2019 8:38 PM
Subject: [HOn3] hon3 collection labelling

I need some suggestions. I have enough of an HOn3 roster that a couple shelves of a Greenway Products display case are full. I have the info about each loco in an excel file with an item number for each loco. So the issue I need suggestions for is how do you like to label the individual locos for identification if they are on display in the case away from their boxes? I know for some of you this is not an issue because you can identify the makers on sight. But I am still learning to identify them and also thinking about the future if my wife or someone else had to handle the collection as it grew (hopefully someday to a second Greenway case).....I have tried string tags and also sticker circles on the bottom of the loco or tender but I am not really happy with either. I was thinking about putting velcro on the front edge of the shelf and using little velcro number tags at the shelf position, but I hate to cover the cherry wood of the Greenway case....

Thanks in advance,
Jacksonville, FL

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