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Author Topic: The Tora Bora Line  (Read 10944 times)

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #150 on: January 06, 2019, 10:29:37 PM »
Another project I have been able to progress now that I'm back is the generation of some PO wagon liveries for the Alternative Devon Brixham businesses.  Water-slide ink jet transfer paper was waiting for me when I got back to print out designs for Castor & Furzeham Fish and Red Spinnaker Rum.
I used open source clip art as a basis and made changes to fit the space available on the wagon sides.  I am using Peco 15ft insulated vans (kits and rtr) for fish and NGS shock van kits for the rum.

I used photo paper settings to get a solid print. 
I was worried that shrinking to N-gauge would make the designs unreadable when printed................completely unfounded :claphappy:
I gave the ink a good 30 minutes to dry properly then gave the sheet 3 very light spray coats of matt sealer.  Before cracking on with all the wagons I did a test run this evening. The next worry was that the ink would still run when placed in water............... completely unfounded   :claphappy: :claphappy:
Final worry was that the transfers wouldn't adhere over the wagon frame work................................ completely unfounded  :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

Will look good after a bit of weathering.
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #151 on: January 08, 2019, 10:56:15 PM »
Tuesday night is train night...............
Except all I did this evening was to get Bridge Road embankment glued down and wacked some filler around the edges to dry overnight.

After a bit more sanding across the joint I'll be able to remove the fuel depot board and complete the basic scenic work on the main line.
Unfortunately I then got side tracked and spent the rest of the evening just running some new goods stock and taking photos   ::) ::)
Newly liveried Castor and Fruzeham insulated fish vans leaving Parsons Tunnel behind Stowe Grange

last of the Graham Farish Triple pack of Devon eggs vans and 6 open wagons visiting from Trumpton

And a bit of You Tube video:


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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #152 on: January 09, 2019, 08:42:09 AM »
I love those vans Pete.
Did you make the Trumpton ones?
And....is it just me but why are your photos usually upside down?
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #153 on: January 09, 2019, 12:29:17 PM »
I got the Trumpton wagons from Robbie Burns.  Quite a few people have sets; someone posted a photo of theirs before the New Year and I just had to get my own!  I sent Robbie an email and 8 days later they arived.  I am dead chuffed with them  :D
Don't know what is happening with you viewing the photos because I rotate/crop/resize on my laptop before uploading.  They all show correctly when I view "My Gallery" (thumbnails and when opened fully) and in the posts I put up. 
Does the video appear the right way up?  Taken on the same phone with same orientation.

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All my photos and videos appear the right way up on both laptops at home, this computer in work and on my phone...........don't know if that helps narrow the problem down???
Anyone else see them upside down?
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #154 on: January 09, 2019, 03:22:08 PM »
Thatís strange.
Iím viewing on my ipad and just checked on my iphone. All upside down except the video (which is fine).
Like you, I wonder if anyone else is having a problem?

Martin
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #155 on: January 09, 2019, 03:43:40 PM »
All on Irish orientation, not Australian, for me.  ???
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #156 on: January 09, 2019, 04:13:43 PM »
Thatís strange.
Iím viewing on my ipad and just checked on my iphone. All upside down except the video (which is fine).
Like you, I wonder if anyone else is having a problem?

Martin

Found this on the Forum help page:

"My photo's always appear upside down when uploaded?"

"This is most likely due to the device that you are using. Mobile phones and tablets have a top and bottom just like all cameras. You should figure out which is the top of your device, so that when pictures are uploaded they aren't upside down. Phones and tablets are deceiving in that they will change the orientation on the device so that they appear the right way for the user, but when transferred to another platform they'll revert to being the way that the device was originally held. It's not a big problem, but this will save you having to edit and upload again."

I transfer my images to one of 2 laptops on route to the forum gallery.  Any that come across upside down (for reasons as described above) are rotated before cropping and re-sizing to 640x480 pixels, then saved for uploading.  That should reset the image orientation and make them "good to go", as implied above.  I don't think anyone else is having the problem simply because no one has said anything (yet!!) :hmmm:
I note you are using apple devices, I wonder if they are not reading (or reading) a flag in the image that other OS ignore/use?  That said Lynn has an i-phone and she sees the photos the right way up.
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #157 on: January 09, 2019, 05:04:54 PM »
Thanks for that Pete.
That is all most interesting except that pictures from everyone else appear the right way up. Strange indeed.
Letís wait for other replies before I do anything at this stage.
I assume that pictures that I post appear correctly orientated on your laptops?
Martin
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #158 on: January 09, 2019, 10:12:03 PM »
Yes Martin, no problem with viewing any of your photo's.
I'm at a loss.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #159 on: January 09, 2019, 10:21:48 PM »
Hi Pete

I'm having the same problem as Martin. I'm viewing from my iPad and am getting round the issue by locking the screen and then turning it upside down!

Keep the pictures coming though, your layout looks fab!

Neil

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #160 on: January 10, 2019, 06:41:46 AM »
There're all fine on my desktop so it may be an Apple-related problem.
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #161 on: January 10, 2019, 06:48:00 AM »
Just caught up with this after a fairly long while. It's looking great!  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #162 on: January 10, 2019, 07:49:07 AM »
Hi Pete

I'm having the same problem as Martin. I'm viewing from my iPad and am getting round the issue by locking the screen and then turning it upside down!

Keep the pictures coming though, your layout looks fab!

Neil

Upside down for me too (on an iPad)

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #163 on: January 10, 2019, 09:23:42 AM »
Excellent pictures Pete, thank you very much.

And all the correct way round.

I'm bottom of the class for computer things but the laptop (Mrs Train Waiting's!) says 'HP'.  Saucy, I know, but not an Apple.

Thanks again and best wishes.

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Re: The Tora Bora Line
« Reply #164 on: January 10, 2019, 11:37:54 AM »
Thank you everyone.
Does look like it is an Apple related issue then.
Will let Tank know.............can't believe it hasn't come up before.

Pete

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Just made Thursday night a train night too ;)

 

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