Re: [7mm NGA] A bit off topic ! [Scanned]
Slightly off-the-wall, to add to the off-topic, have you tried eBay for
Tri-ang Big Big Train stuff?
They used to make a Hymek look-alike and a Ruston look-alike. I'm not
certain but I think both used a motor bogie, maybe even the same one.
Item 320345532162 contains both items, albeit in boxed sets, so might tbe
out of price range. However, the photo illustrates better what I'm talking
about than I can describe.
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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 email@example.com, 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