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the begining of my railroad.

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:17 pm
by jmass
just finished painting the freight cars and now have to order some decals.

Re: the begining of my railroad.

Posted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:11 pm
by ConducTTor
Ha! - they actually look "proper" behind a BR 110.

Re: the begining of my railroad.

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:55 pm
by jmass
yea, it doesnt look half bad. too bad i broke it trying to install couplers.

Re: the begining of my railroad.

Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:13 pm
by ConducTTor
Doh! I used an old car and screwed a Kadee coupler to the bottom of it as a go between from European to American stock.

Re: the begining of my railroad.

Posted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:38 pm
by railtwister
Alex, I was impressed when I first saw pictures (and then video) of your CAD designed/Shapeways-printed freight cars in their unpainted form, but I must say I'm even more impressed now! It is truly amazing what a little bit of paint can do, Congratulations, Dude! Be sure and post more after the decals!

Bill in FL

Re: the begining of my railroad.

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:45 am
by jmass
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well my first attempt at putting on decals. i used micro scale n guage decals and needless to say went damn near blind trying to put them on. and no theres nothing prototypically correct about them. after making an attempt at correctness and destroying many decals i took a close enough for me approach.as a truck driver i am not blessed with much in the way of patience. i will try to add a few more to each car when my eyesight comes back!

Re: the begining of my railroad.

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:58 am
by Arseny
For yellow or black decals (not white ones) you can use special paper for decals.
Using such paper you can print your own decal on the inkjet printer.
I did it for the Shapeways PS2 covered hopper:
http://www.ttnut.com/tt-nut-ps2-2-bay-c ... tml#p12996

Unfortunately I can't print WHITE decals, so it is useful only for black and/or color ones.

Re: the begining of my railroad.

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:17 pm
by jmass
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and these just came in today. anyone hemmin and hawin about picking up some gold coast boxcars, all i can say is they are fantastic. the pictures dont do them justice.

Re: the begining of my railroad.

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:26 pm
by ConducTTor
uh, the GC cars are GREAT!

Re: the begining of my railroad.

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:21 pm
by AstroGoat760
ConducTTor wrote:uh, the GC cars are GREAT!
That they are, and the kit parts are great for scratchbuilding other cars as well.