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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1755 on: May 27, 2019, 10:21:15 PM »
Dennis - I usually have to scale the brickwork to match the drawings that I develop and use as a guide for cutting the parts with the Silhouette machine. When I start the drawing I set the resolution to 100 pixels/cm. That means that a mm of model is 10 px, a foot of prototype is 20 px (I stick to 2mm scale for simplicity!). So I have to scale the brickwork to match.

Using one of the textures.com seamless images I count the bricks and work out the width of the image assuming 9" for a stretcher and 4.5" for a header. An image with four of each, for example, would be 4'6" total so I would re-sample the image specifying a width of 90 pixels and resolution of 100 px/cm.

Then, of course, the small image has to be cloned many times to produce a large enough area of brickwork. Once I've got enough I import it into the master drawing.

Here's the brickwork for the base of the signal box, with the outlines of the walls, windows and door. I obviously don't include the outlines when I print the brickwork!



I've sometimes been lucky enough to have photos of the actual buildings I'm modelling and would use the brickwork in those in preference to using the textures.com ones. The latter are pretty small areas and it's very hard to avoid obvious pattern repeats. Even so I much prefer the result to the obviously drawn textures of certain card kits, which shall remain nameless...

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1756 on: May 27, 2019, 11:14:22 PM »
Hi Roger,
Thanks for that excellent explanation.
I had noticed that you can actually buy the larger versions on the textures website but wasn't 100% sure if that would save having to clone the smaller free samples.
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1757 on: May 28, 2019, 08:58:51 AM »
Received my NG Journal [3/2019] and really enjoying your "Tremendous Trees" article, many thanks Roger!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1758 on: May 28, 2019, 11:45:27 AM »
I had noticed that you can actually buy the larger versions on the textures website but wasn't 100% sure if that would save having to clone the smaller free samples.

I think the larger versions are simply larger versions of the same image rather than larger areas of the subject. I just tried a couple of downloads from https://www.textures.com/download/bricksmallbrown0471/117160. The small and medium versions of the non-seamless version are both free - and are both the same image.

One way of avoiding the need to do the cloning is to use the preview option of the seamless versions. Zoom to an appropriate level and then either use the Windows snipping tool (I assume it's still in later versions of Windows than my WIn7!) or use Shift+Print Scr to save the screen to the clip board. I suspect, though, that the result won't be as good as doing the cloning by hand and I'd still want to do a lot of work on the result to reduce the most obvious pattern repeats.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1759 on: May 28, 2019, 11:47:11 AM »
Received my NG Journal [3/2019] and really enjoying your "Tremendous Trees" article, many thanks Roger!

Thanks for that. For the record I should say that I didn't suggest the title!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1760 on: May 29, 2019, 12:23:48 AM »
Received my NG Journal [3/2019] and really enjoying your "Tremendous Trees" article, many thanks Roger!

I haven't read that yet, but received my copy yesterday, opened a random page and was bemused to see what I thought was a picture of a real railway scene  :beers:
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1761 on: May 30, 2019, 10:04:48 PM »
The trouble with photos is that they show up every problem. That fence is going to be tricky to repair!


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« Reply #1762 on: May 30, 2019, 10:07:43 PM »
Hope the fencing contractors and the pw arrive. Thank you for the photo

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1763 on: May 31, 2019, 06:33:27 AM »
The odd bit of damaged fence is not unprototypical. :)
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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1764 on: May 31, 2019, 06:33:41 PM »
The odd bit of damaged fence is not unprototypical. :)

Sounds like a good excuse to leave it as it is! But I expect I'll be tempted to repair it in due course.

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1765 on: May 31, 2019, 10:01:30 PM »
The new signal box has now acquired a roof and a staircase, thus sparing the signalmen the need to bring step ladders and raincoats to work.


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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1766 on: May 31, 2019, 10:07:57 PM »
just needs weathering !

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1767 on: May 31, 2019, 10:53:18 PM »
just needs weathering !

The prototype actually looks to be pretty clean, being fairly recently re-built. But there are lots more details to add. Downpipes from the gutters for one. Some photos show them draining into barrels, which would make an unusual touch. A chimney is needed for the stove, of course. There are some fire buckets hanging from the steps (not sure if I've got any at present) and what appears to be a hose pipe coiled round a hanger of some sort on the end wall. That will be interesting to make!

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1768 on: June 01, 2019, 08:34:57 AM »
Hi Roger.

How did you make the stairs ?

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Re: Wrenton
« Reply #1769 on: June 01, 2019, 12:44:17 PM »
Hi Roger.

How did you make the stairs ?

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