|View single post by Bill Fornshell|
|Posted: Tue Aug 20th, 2013 05:17 pm||
Hi Bernd and others,
Thanks for the comments.
I spend a lot of time looking at photos in books, magazines and the internet.
If I see something I like I will save the link or save a picture or an article. I Save the paper references in note binders by subject. I currently have about 150 of these binders.
If I decide to build something I start by doing more searching on the internet. If I don't have it, I look for a really good side view or set of drawings. For an engine or some type of rolling stock I also look for a set of Specs or measurements.
If I can't find drawings, I belong to a lot of yahoo train groups and I will usually ask on some of those groups if anyone has a reference for what I am looking for. In the case of the CTA-5001 cars when I asked, I was sent a link to " chicago-l.org" . Chicago-l.org had several drawings (side and end views) showing the different paint jobs used on the older CTA 5001-5004 series 3-car sets. I made a copy of one of the drawings - a small drawing - took the specs for car length and used my printer to scale the drawing for both O scale and HO scale. The drawings in the background of several of the pictures is one of those.
I didn't post the drawing as it is copyright protected.