Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > More Practical Help > Scratchbuilding. > The Ringwell Alarm Clock Co. Ltd - Bear's End To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page  
Start New Topic Reply Printer Friendly

The Ringwell Alarm Clock Co. Ltd - Bear's End - Scratchbuilding. - More Practical Help - Your Model Railway Club
AuthorPost
 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 01:37 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 1st post
Chubber
Casseroled Badger


Joined: Thu Oct 2nd, 2008
Location: Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Posts: 4889
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Just a few piccies to show progress on the Ringwell Alarm Clock Factory, a free-lance model as an excuse for a private siding.

C. Lock Esq. started a clock factory in 1899, and due to the expansion of the railways was soon so busy with clocks for railway stations that he had to build an extension to the factory in 1915 to cope with orders.....

Internals



Front exterior



Rear Exterior


Wilf sloping off for a fag



Starting to detail exterior




Computer aged and faded sign writing







____________________
'You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil...' Aesop's Fables

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin


In the land of the slap-dash and implausible, mediocrity is king
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 01:58 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 2nd post
owen69
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

an interesting subject,nice idea look forward to the finished build.

:thumbs:thumbs:lol::lol::lol::lol::cool:

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 02:04 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 3rd post
henryparrot
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Thats looking pretty smart Doug

cheers Brian

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 02:38 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 4th post
87 101
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Great to see another user of the scalescenes windows and arches kit. It was about this time last year I used the same to build the back wall of st davids station hotel. How did you get the sign writing on to the brickwork? Was it just a case of printing the sign on to transfer paper ?

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 03:52 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 5th post
Chubber
Casseroled Badger


Joined: Thu Oct 2nd, 2008
Location: Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Posts: 4889
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

87 101 wrote: Great to see another user of the scalescenes windows and arches kit. It was about this time last year I used the same to build the back wall of st davids station hotel. How did you get the sign writing on to the brickwork? Was it just a case of printing the sign on to transfer paper ?

Hi, Dave,

The Scalescenes windows are ok but print too dark and shiny for my liking. Sadly I discovered too late for this part of the model that you can subtly alter the finish and colour by dusting with talc and/or pastel dust immediately after printing. In the picture below, the RH window has been dusted with Imperial Leather talc [!] and the LH is 'as printed'. I have tried orange and brown pastel to give a good 'rusty metal window frame' effect.



I get the printing onto the brick paper by scanning the paper into Microsoft Photodraw, and using the 'Insert Text' option. I choose a suitable font and colour, then reduce transparency to about 70%, or, when I start to see the brick starting to show through enough, and when the colour has faded enough to be a scale colour. Then in this case I applied a 1/2pt outline in a medium grey at 20% transparency. Finally I use Clone to clone over some of the adjacent background to show missing/faded paint in various places.

It can be tricky getting the sign writing in exactly the right place on a virgin sheet of paper, so, sometimes before I put on any window sills, steps, etc, I'll scan the side of a building, do the fiddling about, then cut out the relevant bit of paper and stick it on the side of the part completed building.






____________________
'You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil...' Aesop's Fables

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin


In the land of the slap-dash and implausible, mediocrity is king
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 04:03 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 6th post
Sol
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Doug, that sign work is very neat - where would we be without all of the software packages? My problem is to find time to learn them!

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 04:25 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 7th post
MaxSouthOz
Admin


Joined: Sat Aug 23rd, 2008
Location: Adelaide , Australia
Posts: 12331
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I'll be following this one as well.  Love the roller door!



____________________
Max
Port Elderley
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 04:25 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 8th post
87 101
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Might have a go with the talc as I quite like the look of the finish. I noticed that there are brass window frames available via a link on scalescenes website although the talc looks better! I use the microsoft picture it software that came with windows xp for most of my artwork. ;-)

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 04:40 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 9th post
Chubber
Casseroled Badger


Joined: Thu Oct 2nd, 2008
Location: Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Posts: 4889
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Dave - brass window frames available via a link on scalescenes

Sadly they would cause a severe shortage in the SWMBO pink wine and chocolate funds, especially with the current euro/sterling problems!!!:lol:

Max, the doors go up and down, too!



____________________
'You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil...' Aesop's Fables

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin


In the land of the slap-dash and implausible, mediocrity is king
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 04:50 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 10th post
sparky
Member
 

Joined: Thu Oct 18th, 2007
Location: Hitchin Herts, United Kingdom
Posts: 2561
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Loved the history that went with this one doug .Look forward to progress reports .



____________________
reg
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 05:13 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 11th post
Gwent Rail
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I'm following this one closely, perhaps I can pick up enough information to be able to get some prints off my computer as well :exclam

It may sound as if I know nothing about computers some times   ...   that would be true. When all you have ever done is get an image on screen, press "print" and accept the result the printer spews out, threads like this look as if black magic is being performed, but how does one learn to be more creative with such things? 

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 06:38 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 12th post
87 101
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Maybe another little tutorial perhaps Jeff. ;-)

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 06:52 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 13th post
Gwent Rail
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Sure could do with an "idiots guide", Dave.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 06:56 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 14th post
Sol
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Gwent Rail wrote: Sure could do with an "idiots guide", Dave.
and include me too, Dave in Jeff's "idiots guide"

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Wed Dec 31st, 2008 07:09 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 15th post
Robert
Legacy Member


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Posts: 12264
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

It would also be helpful if you could give some kind of indication of the 'minimum' type of graphics program that has the facilities needed as not everyone has access to the more sophisticated programs. Not easy I know but anything will help.



____________________

Barchester
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Jan 1st, 2009 05:32 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 16th post
Chubber
Casseroled Badger


Joined: Thu Oct 2nd, 2008
Location: Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Posts: 4889
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

You are right, there, Bob.  It would be difficult to give a 'how to' without knowing what programme people are using. 

I use Microsoft Photodraw because it came with my 'Office' package. It is basically a photo editing system, but used with a scanner, etc, is very useful. That introduces another niggard to the woodpile, different scanners have different programmes and use different names for processes.

One thing I will say, is that I have used Corel Draw 6, a near professional system [in it's most basic form] and found it had capabilities and technicalities way, way above those needed for what I do. The only time I used its full potential was when I built up a GW 1900s door and window for a model, literally brick by brick. [See below]







This was to be used for the model below, printed, reprinted and cut out variously to make up the model.




However, the bits and pieces for the Ringwell building were done on the comparatively simple Photodraw system.

Maybe we could poll people to see what is out there amongst members, and each 'group' do a little project, like a bill hoarding or advertising panel to work together on raising all our standards and abilities?:hmm



____________________
'You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil...' Aesop's Fables

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin


In the land of the slap-dash and implausible, mediocrity is king
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Jan 1st, 2009 08:30 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 17th post
Gwiwer
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Lovely work.

I have dipped a little toe into the world of downloaded and printed scenery but not yet into the home-manipulated software.

There are two bugs which might limit what I could achieve usefully. One is the requirement for anything to be durable in the outside environment; a few early trials with printed station name signs have proved unsatisfactory as the ink has faded and run.

The other is compatibility; I use a Mac which, whilst having many functional advantages over a PC, does have the drawbacks that a lot of commercially available software does not support my OS. Not least the OS will also not fully control the printer.

Notwithstanding those issues I shall be following this with interest.

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Jan 1st, 2009 08:39 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 18th post
Chubber
Casseroled Badger


Joined: Thu Oct 2nd, 2008
Location: Ivybridge, United Kingdom
Posts: 4889
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Rick, I've tried to help a local chum with 'Mac' and found it bewildering!  All the simplest things like left clicking, double clicking, max-and-minimising windows just were not there or were totally different.........yet graphic artists, [and she was one] swear by macs, I wonder why?



____________________
'You may share the labours of the great, but you will not share the spoil...' Aesop's Fables

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy" - Benjamin Franklin


In the land of the slap-dash and implausible, mediocrity is king
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Jan 1st, 2009 09:05 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 19th post
Wayne Williams
Member


Joined: Mon Oct 15th, 2007
Location: Hudson, Florida USA
Posts: 2627
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I also have a Mac, and I LOVE it! It does have it's drawbacks, I agree, but for a computer, it sets the standard in my book. My laptop is a PC, and will probably remain so, only because of software availability.
The Mac has so many things over a PC, like it's speed, search capabilities, intuitiveness, hardware configurations, and things like when a program freezes up you can "Force Quit" it without re-booting the computer, lack of computer hackers out there who want to get in. Well you get the idea. :mutley

Wayne



____________________
My Layout "The South Shore Line":
http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=509&forum_id=21
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Thu Jan 1st, 2009 11:13 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 20th post
Gwent Rail
Former Member
 

Joined: 
Location:  
Posts: 
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

I haven't got Photodraw, because I use Office 2000 and it wasn't included. The expense of upgrading to a later version of office would be pointless.

I did buy Microsoft Picture It v10 for use as a digital photo enhancing tool, so I'm encouraged to see that Dave uses that, at least I know I've a program capable of doing the job. I also have Paintshop Pro 7 installed on the computer, but it just as well be written in ancient Mandarin for all the sense I can make of it :exclam:exclam

As for a scanner, mine's a Cannon. Just push a button on the front and it scans, so that's what I always do. (OK I know it can do more, but how can I learn that and still have enough modelling time?) My Eson Stylus Photo R200 is the same, go to the top of page navigation bar, click on print and out pops a piece of printed paper. Guess what I always do :exclam:exclam  

Now if someone can teach me how to get those exact same doors and windows that Doofer produced (or even any doors and windows for that matter), I'd be like a pig in S -you-know-what :exclam:exclam 

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

This is topic ID = 3347     Current time is 12:49 pm Page:    1  2  Next Page Last Page    
You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > More Practical Help > Scratchbuilding. > The Ringwell Alarm Clock Co. Ltd - Bear's End
You can type a quick reply to this topic here. Click in the box below to begin.

Or to reply to an individual post, or to include images, attachments and formatted text,
click the Quote or Reply buttons on each post above.

To start a new topic in this forum, click the Start New Topic button below.
To start a new topic in a different forum, click the Forum Jump drop-down list below.
Start New Topic

Back to top of page

           
15 Most Recent Topic

Problems with this web site? Please contact the Webmaster.

All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted.
Unless stated otherwise, all the material displayed on this web site, including all text, photographs, drawings and other images, is copyright and the property of the respective contributor. Registered members are welcome to use it for their own personal non-commercial modelmaking purposes. It must not be reproduced or re-published elsewhere in any form, or used commercially, without first obtaining the owner's express permission.
The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.    © 2008

                 

Recent Topics Back to top of page

Powered by UltraBB 1.15 Copyright © 2007-2011 by Jim Hale and Data 1 Systems. Page design copyright © 2008-2013 Martin Wynne. Photo gallery copyright © 2009 David Williams.