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waybills and backscenes
« on: April 17, 2019, 01:08:39 PM »
hey guys

im in the process of building my layout at home here in england, and i want to use this set from micromark: -

https://www.micromark.com/CAR-ROUTING-SYSTEM

good price for a good starter set, but my god is his price for shipping outragous to the uk! $100+?!

so my question is, i wont be getting that anytime soon, and making racks isnt too hard!

but its all the other cards! does anyone have templates or know where i can buy them over here?

second question is, im after american backscenes for my layout, at one point i have a bridge going over a river, so a backscene with the river to join onto would be good, and then other american ones for the rest.

where can i get those in uk? ideally wanting 12inch high...
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Re: waybills and backscenes
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2019, 03:59:55 PM »
What are you like using Microsoft Excel? When I was working, I created lots of forms for work in Excel. Most printers will allow you to print on thin card. With a bit of experimentation on column widths/depths, outlining cells etc., almost any form can be created. Maybe index cards would suit your purpose, although they are usually landscape format. Just a couple of thoughts.
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Re: waybills and backscenes
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2019, 04:36:22 PM »
Hello.

Hopefully this one will be the one you're looking for.
http://www.nmra.org.au/opsig/waybills.html

I printed out mine from NMRA site but I can't find it now.

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Re: waybills and backscenes
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 01:14:14 AM »
Hi Portland Docks,
     I use a program from Albion Software called "Ship It Car Cards"

http://www.albionsoftware.com/html/car_cards.html

The price for the download version if $49.95 US.

Here is a photo of some of my card cards printed from the Ship It Car Cards program



The downside to the program is all your rolling stock has to be entered into the Car Cards program on your computer. The plus side is if a card gets damaged, a new one can be printed on your printer. I printed my car cards on 110# card stock.

In my opinion this is a great program and worth a look for anyone serious in using car cards to route their rolling stock on a model railway.

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