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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1650 on: February 15, 2020, 06:46:26 PM »
When not designing station logos, SBB operative John has to work his dayjob in the Reisezentrum! :D


I'm not coming out of retirement for anyone. Not even the SBB. :no:

P.S. Is it my eyes or have I had a sex change? :D
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1651 on: February 16, 2020, 08:10:47 AM »
P.S. Is it my eyes or have I had a sex change? :D

Not to worry John, you're still male!  :laughabovepost:



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1652 on: February 16, 2020, 02:38:00 PM »
The nine o'clock news... :D



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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1653 on: February 16, 2020, 08:38:53 PM »
That's probably the best example of cheese carving I have ever seen. Do you use a Kraft knife? :D :D
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1654 on: February 16, 2020, 08:43:52 PM »
Edam gone and used a knife caerphilly.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1655 on: February 16, 2020, 08:59:08 PM »
That's probably the best example of cheese carving I have ever seen. Do you use a Kraft knife? :D :D

As usual John, there's holes in your theory! :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1656 on: February 16, 2020, 09:00:58 PM »
Edam gone and used a knife caerphilly.

It was 'brie'ze to do actually!

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1657 on: February 17, 2020, 01:53:47 PM »
Painting the Reisezentrum




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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1658 on: February 17, 2020, 06:29:53 PM »
Although my original intention on the layout was to create it as German setting, (as I have mainly German stock), the buildings, buses and landscape all look so Swiss that I'm going to go ahead and brand it as such. A decision was needed, as I want to put a logo on the station. It can be located somewhere near Basel or Schaffhausen on the border with Germany to explain all the German trains!

My trains interest always has covered Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Italy etc. so any of these trains could crop up and I'm unapologetically applying rule 1  :D

Does this sound OK for somewhere on the Swiss/German border?  :D


I like the station sign! I'd love to do likewise for Rhaetia.

Where, or how, did you find the graphics please....
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1659 on: February 17, 2020, 09:33:26 PM »

I like the station sign! I'd love to do likewise for Rhaetia.

Where, or how, did you find the graphics please....

Hi Gizzy. The logos are readily available on the web. Just do an "image" search for the railway company of your choice. Having said that the Rhb do seem to be particularly touchy about the unauthorised use of their logos so you would have to decide whether or not to seek their permission. ;)
I use CorelDraw to make my station signs. The SBB font is not strictly correct but in N Gauge the difference is hardly noticeable. You should be able to create reasonable signs with most drawing packages but it is handy to have the ability to colour match when blending in logos.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1660 on: February 17, 2020, 10:15:31 PM »

I like the station sign! I'd love to do likewise for Rhaetia.

Where, or how, did you find the graphics please....

Hi Gizzy. The logos are readily available on the web. Just do an "image" search for the railway company of your choice. Having said that the Rhb do seem to be particularly touchy about the unauthorised use of their logos so you would have to decide whether or not to seek their permission. ;)
I use CorelDraw to make my station signs. The SBB font is not strictly correct but in N Gauge the difference is hardly noticeable. You should be able to create reasonable signs with most drawing packages but it is handy to have the ability to colour match when blending in logos.

Here's the link to the SBB font to download:

https://company.sbb.ch/de/ueber-die-sbb/profil/sbb-markenportal/basis/schrift.html

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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1661 on: February 18, 2020, 06:30:35 AM »
Many thanks Chaps....
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1662 on: February 18, 2020, 09:05:34 AM »


Here's the link to the SBB font to download:

https://company.sbb.ch/de/ueber-die-sbb/profil/sbb-markenportal/basis/schrift.html

Thanks Matt but for some reason I'm unable to download it.  Any idea what the font is called? The last time I looked, which admittedly was many years ago, the SBB used Helvetica for station signs.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1663 on: February 18, 2020, 10:25:53 AM »
@swisstrains    should just download as a zip fie containing TrueType fonts for desktop and web. No problems downloading and installing for me.
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Re: Living Room 1:160 DB Layout
« Reply #1664 on: February 18, 2020, 10:35:56 AM »


Here's the link to the SBB font to download:

https://company.sbb.ch/de/ueber-die-sbb/profil/sbb-markenportal/basis/schrift.html

Thanks Matt but for some reason I'm unable to download it.  Any idea what the font is called? The last time I looked, which admittedly was many years ago, the SBB used Helvetica for station signs.

Hi John,

The font is called SBB and comes in all the bold/light/italic versions etc., it went onto my Mac no problem, not sure how you do it if on PC.

Cheers
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