RE: [7mm NGA] The computer as modelling tool [Scanned]
- I have now found the address of the firm I mentioned;
Grainge and Hodder Ltd
26 Marshall St
Birmingham B1 1LE
tel / fax 0121 632 8079
As I said that produce a very helpful guide to producing etching artwork.
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Sorry for the lateness in this but I don't often read the group.
I also have a range of downloadable sheets in pdf format available, if a sheet is not quite the required colour/shade I can alter most of the original designs to suit.
I also use my computer in conjunction with a Sprog for DCC (setting of decoders) and Templot of course.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bruce Wilson <wilsonbrucea@...> wrote:
> At 05:15 3/5/2009, you wrote:
> >A couple of uses for the computer that may be worth adding -
> 1) Scalescenes downloadable "texture sheets" (building papers) are
> available in 0 scale, and are excellent value if you need large
> quantities of the same pattern, because once downloaded they can be
> printed as many times as you want. Because you print them yourself,
> you can obviously choose the thickness of the paper (I've used
> anything from thin card to transparency film).
> Varying the colour and scale is a bit trickier because the .pdf files
> that you get are protected.
> snipped a whole bunch.........
> There are literally hundreds of texture files back on-line at the
> Mayang Texture library that can be easily manipulated in Photoshop or
> the like for use on buildings. Brian Fayle used some of the brick
> ones very successfully on his Upton Whent layout.
> And as other have noted GIMP is also a very useful tool to have for
> photo manipulation.
> Myself I use Visual Cad to prepare drawing of structures and rolling
> stock I want to build and can print off templates to help during the
> construction. Often I will import an image file into VC and draw over that.
> I am also using Templot to generate the track templates for my S7
> version of Hemyock as well as for the WDLR-theme layout (nicely
> getting back to narrow gauge) I am planning.
> Bruce Wilson
> Barrie, Ontario, Canada
> Life Member NMRA
> Member Scale 7 Group Gauge 0 Guild 7mm NGA
> BRUCE. SORRY FOR THE DELAY IN SENDING THIS - IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN THE SPAM FILTER AND MISSED BY THE MODERATORS