Which railway should I model?..

Re: Which railway should I model?..

Postby Marquette » Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:16 pm

Wisconsin you maybe could use some German-style buildings but not too much so!

HO decals: NO!!! Much too big, unfortunately. Look for N scale decals, or look through some of the decal makers in the useful links thread here.

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Re: Which railway should I model?..

Postby Marquette » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:26 pm

ConducTTor wrote:It's the perfect way to start - basically a cube. Ask if you need help.


Haven't started yet, but here's a question: is it possible to set some image as a "background" to trace a side of the frame from?

Just had this thought, that if you had photos of four sides of a building, say, you could draw the frame for one wall by tracing off one image, rotate 90 degrees, repeat...
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Re: Which railway should I model?..

Postby Marquette » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:32 pm

Arseny:

http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/decals/decals.html

This link - he has a decal set for DSS&A boxcars that are specifically suitable for the Gold Coast steel boxcar. He will do the sets in TT scale if you ask him. Also, his Soo Line SD boxcar set is also correct for the Gold Coast steel boxcar, and both sets are suitable for the 1950s.
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Re: Which railway should I model?..

Postby ConducTTor » Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:38 pm

Marquette wrote:
ConducTTor wrote:It's the perfect way to start - basically a cube. Ask if you need help.


Haven't started yet, but here's a question: is it possible to set some image as a "background" to trace a side of the frame from?

Just had this thought, that if you had photos of four sides of a building, say, you could draw the frame for one wall by tracing off one image, rotate 90 degrees, repeat...


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Re: Which railway should I model?..

Postby Marquette » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:09 pm

Sweet. Now am on trying to figure out what to tackle first!

I may end up shooting for a boxcar first, 1932 ARA standard or X29, perhaps a gondola - the more complex buildings I'd want to use the 3D process for (round turrets, etc.) are too initially daunting, and the easier-to-draw structures I can probably build from styrene quicker and cheaper...
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Re: Which railway should I model?..

Postby ConducTTor » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:13 pm

Go with the easiest, simplest thing first as far as 3D goes. Trust me.
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Re: Which railway should I model?..

Postby scaro » Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:38 am

Marquette wrote:Arseny:

http://home.comcast.net/~jerryglow/decals/decals.html

This link - he has a decal set for DSS&A boxcars that are specifically suitable for the Gold Coast steel boxcar. He will do the sets in TT scale if you ask him. Also, his Soo Line SD boxcar set is also correct for the Gold Coast steel boxcar, and both sets are suitable for the 1950s.


good range, but he seems to focus on the smaller roads. while i like this -it would be nice one day to have a small shunting plank where only the C&EIs, MONONs, Georgia Northerns, G&Fs and CGWs were represented - there are a fair few omissions, like SR for example. are there other decal makers who will print in TT?

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Re: Which railway should I model?..

Postby Marquette » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:15 am

Yes, there are - I've posted the links to the board, I think Alex has put them all together in the useful links thing?
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Re: Which railway should I model?..

Postby scaro » Tue Feb 22, 2011 8:31 am

thanks. thought it had come up before, but forgot where. cheers, ben
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Re: Which railway should I model?..

Postby ConducTTor » Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:52 am

Yes, I believe those links have been added. I normally include a small description so a search on that page for decals out to do it.
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