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by Dave John
Tue May 02, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Ratio lattice signals
Replies: 6
Views: 4995

Re: Ratio lattice signals

I had a go with the ratio ones a long time ago. Really they looked a bit too heavy, and I couldn't get fine tube to act as arm and counterweight bearing accurate enough in the plastic to make them work properly. When I did just stick a plastic block in the post and drill through it I found that they...
by Dave John
Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Three way points question
Replies: 16
Views: 9919

Re: Three way points question

Still wandering off a bit, here is a better pic. Seems to show both of the traps open, and interestingly the hand levers for the tandem point can be seen. I am also constantly surprised by the huge pile of coal between the sidings, must be some sort of staithes to hold that lot up. kbridge 2.jpg I a...
by Dave John
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Three way points question
Replies: 16
Views: 9919

Re: Three way points question

Though I'm not sure. The signal says stop. There are two sets of links to that signal. Point and traps ? The trap to the goods shed is open. But the trap to the mineral sidings seems to be closed?

Ok, has anyone got a kelvinbridge box diagram?
by Dave John
Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Three way points question
Replies: 16
Views: 9919

Re: Three way points question

This is kelvinbridge taken from the Eldon Street bridge. A tandem and a combined Right hand point and trap. Or perhaps technically two catch points , though I would think they operated as one.
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by Dave John
Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?
Replies: 45
Views: 59594

Re: Potential new 4mm Jumbo kit?

I'm happy to add my name to the list of buyers.
by Dave John
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Buffer stops at turntables
Replies: 10
Views: 9541

Re: Buffer stops at turntables

I do like the lamp post right next to the buffers in the above pic. So much classier than a lamp on the buffer .

Oh, and look at the spacing of the trees. That just shouts at deliberate planting.

I love pics like that. many thanks.
by Dave John
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Scratch-building a 262 Class 0-4-2ST
Replies: 96
Views: 94405

Re: Scratch-building a 262 Class 0-4-2ST

Hmm, a neat idea Alan. I think I'll have a go at one of those, since I too use a rotring (badly). I will also try the ink, I have tried several, but sadly nothing to match the no longer available exactoscale one.
by Dave John
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Class 104
Replies: 4
Views: 4072

Re: Class 104

Markits took over the old romford stuff I think. might be worth a search.
by Dave John
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 26573

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

I can make a transparent background in affinity, but that just seems to export at white on white.

I'll play about a bit.
by Dave John
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 26573

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

Hi John, I see pixelmator might import .psd , but not other vector formats. Trouble is photoshop files are just very big.

Any other file format possibilities ?
by Dave John
Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 26573

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

Ok, lets try .svg
Wagon transfer sheet test 1.svg
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Wagon transfer sheet test 2.svg
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by Dave John
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 26573

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

In PDF format. Wagon transfer sheet type 2 p d f.pdf JimG, I have had a look at transferring to .WMF , but so far no real success, it generates it as an image rather than a set of layers. It also ends up a bit on the large size. I will have a dig on the net and see if it can be done without buying p...
by Dave John
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 26573

Re: Wagon tranfers Type 2

In jpg format.
Wagon transfer sheet type 2 j p g.jpg.zip
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by Dave John
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon tranfers Type 2
Replies: 25
Views: 26573

Wagon tranfers Type 2

Ok, a type 2 sheet with more CRs in many sizes.
Wagon transfer sheet test 2.afphoto
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by Dave John
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon transfers.
Replies: 14
Views: 12404

Re: Wagon transfers.

Ok, well, I will play over the weekend. The original affinity file is totally scaleable and you can make it any size you want. Might be harder with a jpeg, but most printer software would scale it. You can also just put the wagon you are building on a scanner and sample the colour direct to the back...
by Dave John
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: CR Locos in Prussian Blue on Flicker
Replies: 2
Views: 3707

Re: CR Locos in Prussian Blue on Flicker

Oh, not just the caley stock, the whole lot are gorgeous, as is the layout.

Top class modelmaking.

Thanks for the link.
by Dave John
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon transfers.
Replies: 14
Views: 12404

Re: Wagon transfers.

This one is in pdf format, which by its nature is highly compressed. It is far less detailed that the original and both this and the jpg are single elements , wheras the affinity file is fully editable by element.


Anyway , lets see.


Wagon transfer sheet CRA test p d f.pdf
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by Dave John
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon transfers.
Replies: 14
Views: 12404

Re: Wagon transfers.

Ok. This is a jpg version, but I had to reduce it to medium quality and put it in a zip file. Might work, worth a try


Wagon transfer sheet CRA test j p g.zip
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by Dave John
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon transfers.
Replies: 14
Views: 12404

Re: Wagon transfers.

I downloaded that, Affinty opens it and it is fully editable.

Many thanks to Sinclair for making the admin changes so we can have a go.
by Dave John
Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Modelling Resources
Topic: Wagon transfers.
Replies: 14
Views: 12404

Wagon transfers.

Ok, I am posting this as an experiment. This is a sheet of wagon transfers. The file is an affinity document, I think my mac has compressed it so it might not open on other comps. As a program Affinity can export to more file formats than I have heard of so if this proves to be a failure I will try ...
by Dave John
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Drummond van Diagram 3
Replies: 24
Views: 39972

Re: TLM Drummond van Diagram 3

Ok, lets try.

I get the message "The extension afphoto is not allowed."

Hmm, I could shift to .pdf , but that would be useless , since you couldn't adjust to your colour.

I'll talk to dave upstairs and see if he has any ideas.
by Dave John
Sun Jan 29, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Drummond van Diagram 3
Replies: 24
Views: 39972

Re: TLM Drummond van Diagram 3

Well, its not a perfect method lindsay, but here goes. The base material is crafty white inkjet transfer paper. https://www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk/decal-paper-c553/inkjet-water-slide-decals-c562 I have used the white for wagon transfers and the clear for coaches. Over the years I generated in pho...
by Dave John
Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: True Line Models
Topic: TLM Drummond van Diagram 3
Replies: 24
Views: 39972

Re: TLM Drummond van Diagram 3

Again, many thanks for making the kit Tony, and to everyone else for hints and tips. Anyway, mine are now in service.


http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index. ... n-service/


Cheers

Dave.
by Dave John
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Wagon Colours
Replies: 27
Views: 21797

Re: Wagon Colours

I agree totally with Jim W. Over the years I have been involved with the restoration of various historic buildings in Glasgow, and my reference for paint is a Historic Scotland paint expert. Sampling of victorian paints shows that they were variable and got dulled quickly. Coal, oil, gas. So if you ...
by Dave John
Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Modelling Q&A
Topic: Scratch-building a 262 Class 0-4-2ST
Replies: 96
Views: 94405

Re: Scratch-building a 262 Class 0-4-2ST

As a wise man one said, If it wasn't for venetian blinds it would be curtains for all of us..... Sorry, very old joke. In all honesty painting and lining is my serious weakness, so I'm watching with interest. I have used transfer lining, but it is really LNER, and a tad too heavy for CR. The test pa...