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Offline Jerry Howlett

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Re: Free Building Resources
« Reply #45 on: October 01, 2014, 07:02:55 pm »
Another FREEBIE discoverd.

This is from ARMADAMODELS looks like it was done as a local initiative to model buildings that had been demolished around Seaforth. It is/was the county police Headquarters.  I had a large area of High street to fill (it covers the fiddle yard) and had exhausted ideas for shops, hotels and everything else available from Scalescenes but then I found this.

I have printed several layers on to card to give it a more 3D look and yes there is a gap under the building as it is still to be blended in properly, should be done by 2022 or so.








There are all sorts of buildings in the complex including a weights & measues office and the courtroom with cell block.

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Re: Free Building Resources
« Reply #46 on: December 01, 2014, 11:06:32 pm »
Came across this forum whilst browsing and may be of use to those who dabble in the art of Card Models. Vast amount of topics covered including "Found on the Internet" -  a thread for links to free sites.

A lot of railway stuff on there, maybe a little more specialised than most of us want (plans for card built locos), but still some good stuff.

http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/railway-related-builds/index3.html for the majority of rail stuff. You may need to dig around to find other items such as buildings etc.

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Re: Free Building Resources
« Reply #47 on: December 01, 2014, 11:30:59 pm »
I've posted this somewhere else on the forum, but probably should be in this thread, a page full of "enamel" adverts, print onto A4 label stock.

Cheers MIKE


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Re: Free Building Resources
« Reply #48 on: September 29, 2017, 02:09:40 am »
Does anyone know of any kits that are just the simplest shapes for trialing out sizes of buildings? I'd be really keen if there say template buildings for kestrel and scenecraft buildings. even as a basis for scratch building. really simple outline-only printable buildings would be a boon!

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Re: Free Building Resources
« Reply #49 on: October 01, 2017, 02:50:02 pm »
Not aware of the type kits you are looking for but hope these links are useful:

You may need to filter out any non N gauge kits.

http://www.gaugemaster.com/instructions/kestrel/kestral%20kit%20sizes.pdf

http://www.bachmann.co.uk/prod1.php?prod_selected=scraftn&prod=1

With Metcalfe you need to view each kit, you can then view the dimensions.
https://www.metcalfemodels.com/product-category/n-scale-kits/

To help me decide on what and where to place a building, I've made full size copies of the building footprint to make sure the item will fit. Obviously you need to check for  any height restrictions.

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Re: Free Building Resources
« Reply #50 on: October 01, 2017, 06:22:20 pm »
a page full of "enamel" adverts, print onto A4 label stock.
Oh ! Nice one, thanks @Dorsetmike  for that ! Good to see that it has not suffered the photobucket palgue and scary when one can remember the originals (of some   many of them ) !!
and thanks @mickster04 for resurrecting it :)
Some freeprintable models still available at http://www.wordsworthmodelrailway.co.uk/ just need scaling to N.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 06:24:09 pm by MalcolmAL »

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Re: Free Building Resources
« Reply #51 on: October 01, 2017, 07:30:51 pm »
I found it easier than I expected,I just did a Google search for "old enamel adverts images" browsed through and any I wanted just did a right click, selected "copy image"  then pasted into an image/photo editor, resized them  and edited out any rust marksor other unwanted bits,  be aware some will have copyright markings, avoid those, some are almost impossible to edit out

This is how one might appear with rust spots (linked from Google)



It will need cropping so we lose anything outside the white border line, alternatively draw a slightly thicker white border to lose the surrounding rust, then using a clone tool very carefully get rid of the rust blobs on the S and bottom right, et voila!



Actually still needs a bit of tweaking, I copied the S from TEAS and stretched it up and slanted it, could do with a bit more stretching, and the right hand side border is still a bit  dodgy. But you get the idea.
« Last Edit: October 01, 2017, 07:31:57 pm by Dorsetmike »
Cheers MIKE


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