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I agree with Charles that white is not good for steaming. Anyway, weather everywhere else is not like California. Since color was not an option on your voting link, I hereby vote for NOT WHITE.
 

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I think this would be an excellent idea. And I'm gonna open a can of worms here. Hope it doesn't turn into another S-2 boiler color debate.

I think the shirt is a little cluttered, with the writing on both sides. I'd opt for a dirt hiding color, with a pocket. And instead of Steam addict and My Large Scale, only have Names and SA#s.
 

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I'm not wedded to the idea of white, other than that should be the background color of the steam gauge imho.  Adding a white gauge background to a colored shirt can certainly be done, but will probably add to the cost.  The other thing is trying to get everyone to agree on a color (we can't even agree on white), but as I said, I'm certainly not wedded to white.  :)

Whatever color is decided upon should have the broadest appeal and should contrast well with the blue MLS logo.  I patterned things after the Steamaholics badge, which is sort of the "official" SA logo.

Yes, no name on the shirt...
On the ISLSMR shirts, the name was optional.  Can probably do the same thing here.

I think the shirt is a little cluttered, with the writing on both sides. And instead of Steam addict and My Large Scale, only have Names and SA#s.
Again, as with the ISLSMR shirt, the name and SA # qould be optional (and a few bucks extra).  As for eliminating the logos and "Steamaholics", to me there's no point in even having a shirt if that's done.  May as well embroider a shirt myself if all I want is my name and SA#.

Click here to see the old ISLSMR shirts.

As we can already see, making everyone happy is going to be exceedingly difficult (if not impossible) as is always the case.
 

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Great idea, G1MRA already use Green so that's done and I think the logo should not be too large.

By the way what's a golf shirt with pockets  /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/whistling.gif  that looks like a polo shirt from this side of the pond :D
 

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GOLF???

POLO???

What do sports that knock a little ball around have to do with STEAM?

The "TRAIN" shirt should be blue Denim, but I guess that would clash with the MLS logo.

How about an embroidered "Patch" (or pair of patches; 1- SA-Logo and 2- Name & SA#) that could be attached to ANY shirt of choice?  Lots cheaper to mail!
 

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Dwight,

I think you need to consider a redesign of the badge if it is going to be used on a shirt.  The small details in the gauge will be near impossible to stitch (first hand experience trying to get the Shay gear for my shirt to look right.), unless on the back of a jacket.  Also the Name and Address information will cost additional if changed for each shirt.  Why not have a contest for a redesigned logo that will reproduce when stitched, and then offer to have the name and/or City and State added under or elsewhere for an additional amount if desired.
 

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My 2 cents...


KISS - Keep It Simple S..... /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/cry.gif

" (Steam Engine Logo) "
" Live Steam Steamaholic "

Charges will be by the letters, size, lines, number of colors, complexity - so simple means economical!  Simple two lines also means each can be bigger rather than 3, 4 or more lines that will have to be small becasue of the higher cost.

Here's my kicker...  I think the logo should be Dwight's Number 21 Cab Forward./DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/w00t.gif   It's truely unique - no one can argue with that, and will spark real interest - Charles always wants to stimulate questions.  Just that on the shirt the loco needs to be painted - not brass (sorry to rush things Dwight.)  It is definitely unique - not just another loco!


I have a neightbor, wonderfully nice woman, who does this kind of stuff on low volume for local teams, groups, etc.  Great quality with great prices.  Happy to get a quote and sample done if wanted.

Like I said - my 2 cents.
 

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Posted By Semper Vaporo on 02/27/2008 1:49 PM
How about an embroidered "Patch" (or pair of patches; 1- SA-Logo and 2- Name & SA#) that could be attached to ANY shirt of choice?  Lots cheaper to mail!

A patch is so "LSOL". No thanks.. We're trying to gauge interest for a shirt... A high quality one. The more we get, the better the price and better the quality we can get.
 

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G1MRA has shirts, sweat shirts, aprons and badges.  Badge is over 3/5", high quality.  I'd go for a badge as much as a shirt. 


Besides we could sew the badge to our favorite apron - I've got somewhere between 8-10 aprons from all the steamups with commemorative aprons, or buy a badge for each apron.
 
Shad, I think you just don't like sewing! /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/laugh.gif
 

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Posted By ShadsTrains on 02/27/2008 2:41 PM
Posted By Semper Vaporo on 02/27/2008 1:49 PM
How about an embroidered "Patch" (or pair of patches; 1- SA-Logo and 2- Name & SA#) that could be attached to ANY shirt of choice?  Lots cheaper to mail!

A patch is so "LSOL". No thanks.. We're trying to gauge interest for a shirt... A high quality one. The more we get, the better the price and better the quality we can get.


Oooo! ICK! /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/blink.gif Sorry... (sorry to even cause 'those' letters to appear "here"/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sick.gif)

I just don't like "pull over" shirts and thought maybe I could apply a patch to a "real" shirt and everybody else could put their patch where they pleased (jacket, hat, winter parka, bikini, etc).
 

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Chris,
I don't wear my green G1MRA tops because I and some others think the badge is way too large I have even had comments about them, so I only wear the Maroon 'Jubilee' shirts there much nicer :D
 

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Okay everyone, not to be argumentative or contrary here, but I didn't want to open this whole thing up for debate ad nauseum on a redisign.  The design of the Steamaholics logo and badge was chosen back in March of '06 via five pages of debate.  The badge has been designed around that concept ever since.  

Every time something like this is proposed, people start debating it, picking it apart, suggesting changes, suggesting more changes, and half the time nothing is ever decided and the whole thing dies on the vine.  ISLSMR was just such a casualty as those of you who participated several years back will remember.  Everything was decided by committee, so very little was ever actually decided, and every proposal was subject to numerous iterations with even more changes until someone finally got frustrated enough to just grab the ball and run with it.  Anyone involved in club politics for any length of time knows exactly what I'm talking about. 


So to clarify, the question is:  (may we have a drum roll please... ?)

How many are interested in a Steamaholics Golf Shirt based upon the existing graphics as proposed, with the option of having your name and SA# added for an additional fee of $1.50-2.50 per, and embroidered upon a high quality shirt in a color yet to be determined, but apparently not white?

As was originally requested, please respond by clicking on the link in my first post and voting in the poll.  Thanks. :)
 

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I'm still in. What great leadership qualities you possess Dwight :D
 

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Dwight,
I know how you feel, I was part of a volunteer firehouse and we were going to change our 100 year old emblem and needless to say it never did get changed. Anything you come up with is fine by me. And thank you for taking the time to try to create a shirt for all of us to show our Steamaholics support.
 
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