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24124...and down to business...

Posted by bcnPete , 05 March 2017 · 726 views

Evening all,

 

In between work deadlines, I have been trying to finish my 24/0 conversion to a 24/1, in this case 24124. This is essentially the Farish 24 with Alan's (etched pixels) nice set of etches allowing a 24/1 or 25/0 conversion.

 

24/1's were a staple of Kyle and more regular than the 24/0 so it really needed doing. It didn't quite make the last show but it is now almost ready to be weathered and represent a nice grubby version using the pic I have seen of 24124 at Kyle. It may well be that this gets sent for a sound chip conversion after I get to hear the one Kevin is undertaking on my other 24.

 

In addition, fuelled partly from my experiences at the last show, I have prepared some business cards for the layout as when people asked for details, I had left the pre-printed A4 information sheet at home :rolleyes: Thanks to Pixie for the idea as detailed on his excellent layout thread.

 

These were designed in Indesign and then saved as PDF files and uploaded to Vistaprint. They turned them around in a few days :good: and the quality is very sharp considering the size.

 

Whilst in Ryman's yesterday I noticed a small acrylic stand (meant for other uses I think) and I had the idea to scale down my information sheet to A5 size and have this as a small stand alone display adjacent to the layout. The card is actually a copy of the above mentioned information sheet so it contains a small description of the layout and on the rear the operating dimensions should someone enquire.

 

Here's a few pics...

 

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Class 24124 awaiting final tweaking and weathering...

 

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Awaiting next turn of duty at Kyle...

 

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The business cards...

 

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Display stand holds information sheet and business cards...

 

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Rear shows critical,layout operating dimensions...

 

Am now considering my next move and whether I start to make the boards for Thurso or whether I get side tracked again on my 7mm project ;)

 

Food for thought indeed.

 

Comments welcomed as usual...

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Rammstein2609
Mar 05 2017 22:00

Hi Pete

 

I like the idea of the business cards and info sheet, they look great.  I've been thinking of something very similar recently as I had several show invites last weekend and had to write my details on scraps of paper - not very professional!

 

Vistaprint has caught my eye a few times with their adverts and deals so I may just give them a try.

 

Cheers

 

Martin

 

PS go for Thurso, you don't want to bother with all that giant stuff they call O Gauge ;-)

Hi Pete
 
I like the idea of the business cards and info sheet, they look great.  I've been thinking of something very similar recently as I had several show invites last weekend and had to write my details on scraps of paper - not very professional!
 
Vistaprint has caught my eye a few times with their adverts and deals so I may just give them a try.
 
Cheers
 
Martin
 
PS go for Thurso, you don't want to bother with all that giant stuff they call O Gauge ;-)


Thanks Martin,

Yes I was resorting to iPhone notes as I didn't even have a pen/scrap of paper with me.

For Vistaprint, I ended up preparing my own design as they have loads of templates to choose from...but none were to my liking...bit too corporate for me :)

BTW, your layout is looking great - will have to try and catch it at one of the shows you are lined up for...

Nice job on the 24 Pete. Looking very neat... just needs to look a bit less clean now :)

 

Thurso, definitely!

 

I'm sure that your usual audience will be just as unbiased as I am.

 

Regards, Andy

Nice job on the 24 Pete. Looking very neat... just needs to look a bit less clean now :)
 
Thurso, definitely!
 
I'm sure that your usual audience will be just as unbiased as I am.


Thanks Andy - trust me...it will be grubby ;)

Yes I think its Thurso...the Dapol 08 has made its entrance and is back in its box so its time to get Thurso going.

I think I even said to Bryn and Pixie it would be running for the 2mmFS 60 year anniversary...and I wasn't even drunk when I said it :o :no:

Evening Pete,

 

Great work on that Class 24/1. Like Andy mentions a subtle weathering session will bring it all together nicely ;).

 

Love those Lucas car headlamps on the front as well.

 

Thurso is the natural progression from KoL most definitely.

 

Nice work all round with the business cards and presentation stand :D .

 

Cheers,

 

Mark

Evening Pete,
 
Great work on that Class 24/1. Like Andy mentions a subtle weathering session will bring it all together nicely ;).
 
Love those Lucas car headlamps on the front as well.
 
Thurso is the natural progression from KoL most definitely.
 
Nice work all round with the business cards and presentation stand :D .


Hi Mark,

Many thanks - I have most of the track components already required for Thurso, the mock up is prepared how I want it so it's a case of getting stuck in when work eases up a little...

Hi Pete, now that is very clever publicity/information material. Postcards next maybe? Or perhaps more appropriately for the times, a QR code - although I sometimes  wonder if anyone ever bothers to acutally use those. 

Hi Pete, now that is very clever publicity/information material. Postcards next maybe? Or perhaps more appropriately for the times, a QR code - although I sometimes  wonder if anyone ever bothers to acutally use those.


Thanks Mikkel - like the postcards idea :yes:

When you order at Vistaprint, just before you add your payment details, they tease you with other possible offers...so I saw the Kyle picture appearing on folders, mugs, mouse mats - I thought best not as my wife fears this small layout is already taking over our lives :laugh:

I am with you on the QR codes...

Aha, a layout on a tea mug. Not a bad idea. Or maybe a photo of one of the locos. Hmmm, must investigate (our kitchen has no trace of my hobby, so maybe this is the way to colonize it!).

Aha, a layout on a tea mug. Not a bad idea. Or maybe a photo of one of the locos. Hmmm, must investigate (our kitchen has no trace of my hobby, so maybe this is the way to colonize it!).


Your gonna need a bigger mug...:rofl:

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