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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #90 on: May 20, 2019, 05:43:24 PM »
Thanks! :laugh:

Excellent cops of trees ... have you / would you mind sharing how you did them?

Cheers  :beers:

Not at all, but there are loads of tutorials on YT which explain it better than I ever could. Short version:

- pick a piece of seafoam (e.g. Heki) and roughly trim it to the desired shape with scissors
- let it soak in warm water for a couple of minutes
- then dunk it in a bowl of thinned down pva glue (about 2:1)
- take it out and let it dry thoroughly. The glue will make the material a little less brittle
- give your tree a light coating of dark grey varnish and let it dry again
- spray it with spray adhesive and roll it lightly in a bowl or box of coarse turf (I'm using Woodland scenics T64 and T65). Let it dry for a couple of minutes
- go over lightly with hair spray, roll it again in turf and spray it again. Repeat until you're satisfied
- go over heavily with hair spray to finish your tree.

That's my way of making seafoam trees. There may be better methods, but mine turned out to work well enough for my purpose.  :unimpressed:

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #91 on: May 31, 2019, 05:35:41 PM »
A little update.

I added the last length of crash barrier to the parking lot. Some more weeds and bushes grow on the slope and I started experimenting with station signs.

Can anybody tell me what font I should use here? Calibri is close, I think, but not close enough...

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #92 on: May 31, 2019, 05:44:58 PM »
Sans serif. Theres a website re station signs depending what era you model
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #93 on: May 31, 2019, 06:01:24 PM »
A lot of railway signage uses Gill Sans font.  There are versions of this that can be downloaded for free.  Arial is very close to Gill Sans as well (especially in N gauge)!

As a matter of interest, how did you do your road markings?

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« Reply #95 on: May 31, 2019, 06:26:50 PM »
As a matter of interest, how did you do your road markings?
Paddy

With these and an almost dry brush ;)


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« Reply #96 on: May 31, 2019, 06:32:46 PM »
check this out ;

http://tracksidesigns.co.uk/epages/950001489.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/950001489/Categories/N_Gauge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rail_Alphabet


Interesting! But they don't seem to cover present day.

Having seen Gill Sans, I think I'll stick with my Calibri signs. The writing's so tiny that those minor differences hardly matter.

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #98 on: May 31, 2019, 07:16:34 PM »
I thought most signs were “Transport” font, road signs certainly are. Sure it can be acquired somewhere!
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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #99 on: May 31, 2019, 07:32:23 PM »
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« Reply #100 on: May 31, 2019, 07:34:35 PM »
I thought most signs were “Transport” font, road signs certainly are. Sure it can be acquired somewhere!

Yes, road signs are "Transport" but it seems that stations signs use a different font. But as far as I'm concerned, I'm good with the status quo for now. As I said: the signs are so tiny that it really doesn't matter that much ;)

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #101 on: May 31, 2019, 07:39:54 PM »
This is a good font ( :doh:) of information on UK railway fonts:

 https://www.strathpefferjunction.com/british-railway-typefaces-fonts/
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« Reply #102 on: May 31, 2019, 09:18:24 PM »
This is a good font ( :doh:) of information on UK railway fonts:

 https://www.strathpefferjunction.com/british-railway-typefaces-fonts/

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"Rail Alphabet", that's the one! Great information, thanks a lot! :thumbsup:

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Re: Rose-an-Grouse - a small junction in Cornwall
« Reply #103 on: May 31, 2019, 11:13:51 PM »
As a matter of interest, how did you do your road markings?
Paddy

With these and an almost dry brush ;)



Thank you - excellent idea. Did you make these yourself?

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« Reply #104 on: June 01, 2019, 06:43:25 AM »
Thank you - excellent idea. Did you make these yourself?

Yes. All you need is a piece of paper and a sharp hobby knive. For the double yellow lines I cut some masking tape to narrow stripes and masked the "asphalt". Like so:

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