Sunday, December 10, 2006

Mark Your Trains For Safety

There's an interesting article in the latest TCA National Headquarters News penned by Gordon Wilson entitled "Mark Your Trains For Safety." Gordon suggests using an "Invisible Ink" pen to mark your trains, so that no one can do the old switcheroo on you and claim you sold them something not as you advertised on EBAY, or just for identification in case of theft. Here's the bottom of one of my standard gauge tinplate tenders. No markings are visible, but thanks to the pen it does carry my TCA number written with the invisible ink pen.

The pen has a built in ultraviolet light source that you use to "see" the invisible writing.

The pens are available from the TCA Desert Division in quantities of one or more at $10.00 per unit including shipping. Send checks to Robert Herman, Desert Division Treasurer, 11429 N. 68Th Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

It's too bad that we have to take precautions., but better safe than sorry.


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