Freerails Home 
Home Search search Menu menu Not logged in - Login | Register

Because of non-railroad abuse of the site, new members MUST use their first names (at least) to join NO EXCEPTIONS!

Geneseo Railway
 Moderated by: W C Greene Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  ...  Next Page Last Page  
New Topic Reply Printer Friendly
 Rating:  Rating
AuthorPost
 Posted: Wed Apr 13th, 2016 01:35 pm
  PMQuoteReply
51st Post
Bob R
Registered


Joined: Thu Nov 20th, 2014
Location: Papillion, Nebraska USA
Posts: 255
Status: 
Online
The Coca Cola sign on this building was made from an image I got from Bing Images and printed on tissue. You can see it is an effective way to make a decal at no cost that is unique to your model. You can size the images to fit your specific application. Creating something specific to the era or location is easy.

Bob

Attachment: 20160104_154103.jpg (Downloaded 155 times)



____________________
Bob
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Apr 13th, 2016 02:17 pm
  PMQuoteReply
52nd Post
W C Greene
Super Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 7319
Status: 
Offline
The tissue idea sounds fine. Have you ever tried printing the signs, etc. on clear decal paper? This is available from Micro Scale (best I have used) and others. It might help to line up several images to print at one time. I have used this method for several years and like the way the signs look and the ease of use...well, it is a decal.

Woodie



____________________
Go ahead, make my day!
Back To Top

 Posted: Wed Apr 13th, 2016 09:35 pm
  PMQuoteReply
53rd Post
Bob R
Registered


Joined: Thu Nov 20th, 2014
Location: Papillion, Nebraska USA
Posts: 255
Status: 
Online
Decal paper.....that ain't scratch buildin. You must have a lotta money down there in Texas.

I haven't given that a try yet. Would certainly be beneficial in smaller scales.

Bob

Attachment: 028.JPG (Downloaded 141 times)



____________________
Bob
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 14th, 2016 05:18 am
  PMQuoteReply
54th Post
NevadaBlue
Registered


Joined: Mon Apr 7th, 2014
Location: Under The Blue Nevada Sky, Nevada USA
Posts: 705
Status: 
Offline
Thanks for the info Bob! Now I have to try it. I have some tissue paper from packing material of all things. I saved some styrofoam from a package and it is wrapped loosely in some nice tissue.



____________________
Ken

Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 14th, 2016 03:21 pm
  PMQuoteReply
55th Post
Herb Kephart
Super Moderator


Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 6070
Status: 
Offline
I have printed on regular paper in the past, then sanded the backside to appropriate thinness. 


Herb



____________________
Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 14th, 2016 03:36 pm
  PMQuoteReply
56th Post
W C Greene
Super Moderator


Joined: Fri May 4th, 2007
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Posts: 7319
Status: 
Offline
Decal paper is $2.95 for an 8 by 11 sheet. Scratchbuilding? Whatever do you mean? Money in Texas? How much social security is needed to pay bills, gasoline, food, this n' that, and still build a layout? Oh, I forgot...we are ALL rich here because we live in Texas, everybody else wishes they could! LOL

Beaudreaux deLuxe



____________________
Go ahead, make my day!
Back To Top

 Posted: Thu Apr 14th, 2016 08:53 pm
  PMQuoteReply
57th Post
Bob R
Registered


Joined: Thu Nov 20th, 2014
Location: Papillion, Nebraska USA
Posts: 255
Status: 
Online
Cattle,oil and all that stuff!

I used to cruise up and down Camp Bowie when I lived in Ft Worth in the good ol' days. Now I am retired and drawing social security and making model trains from scraps I find in the trash.

This scrap pile is made from the parts of a BIC lighter.

Attachment: IMG_3274.JPG (Downloaded 124 times)



____________________
Bob
Back To Top

 Posted: Fri Apr 15th, 2016 11:37 am
  PMQuoteReply
58th Post
ashtrain
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Oct 31st, 2012
Location:  
Posts: 26
Status: 
Offline
Hi Bob et al: I have been watching this thread and appreciate the fine work here and throughout the forums. Question - where did you come up with the geneseo name? We live in Livonia NY which is south of Rochester and 6 miles from Geneseo ny where a fine branch of the State university of NY is located. I am told that the name geneseo is derived from the river that flows through the valley (genesee) which has its roots in the native Seneca (iroquois). Again thanks for the posting of this and other work you have done.
Talk soon
Dick w.

Back To Top

 Posted: Fri Apr 15th, 2016 11:55 am
  PMQuoteReply
59th Post
mwiz64
Registered


Joined: Mon Mar 26th, 2012
Location: Fenton, Michigan USA
Posts: 1326
Status: 
Offline
Interesting, Dick. I live in Genesee County, Michigan. I'm told we have a lot places named the same as in NY because it was people from that area where you live that settled here.



____________________
Mike
Back To Top

 Posted: Fri Apr 15th, 2016 12:11 pm
  PMQuoteReply
60th Post
ashtrain
Registered
 

Joined: Wed Oct 31st, 2012
Location:  
Posts: 26
Status: 
Offline
Thanks Mike: There are most likely several genesee's throughout the country. We also have a regional brewery by that name which does produce a fine 12 horse ale and a seasonal boch beer amongst others. A small railway based on supplying a decent sized brewery and or wine production facilities (aka the finger lakes region where we live) might be quite interesting - just thinking.
Talk soon
Dick w

Back To Top


 Current time is 03:34 pm
Page:  First Page Previous Page  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  ...  Next Page Last Page  

Top



UltraBB 1.172 Copyright © 2007-2016 Data 1 Systems