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  1. I went on a Cornwall Railway Society trip with Ivor Bowditch as our guide, we went in a 52 seater coach down a clay pit. Also stopped for a Guinness and Pasty lunch, handsome. Were not allowed to photograph the loaders at Carn Point due to the dust, they were a bit touchy on that subject.
  2. Or do what they did at Uxbridge. http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/u/uxbridge_vine_street/index1.shtml I think your Coal Merchant's office is really great and I think using your skills to 'make' it in Tinkercad are just as valid as someone hacking plasticard to scratch-build one. I really appreciate you taking the time to go into detail about where to place items and how you create them. Keep up the good work and don't listen to the nay-sayers, they are only hoping you'll get rid of it in their direction.
  3. Being a graphic designer and society magazine art editor (posh name for dogs body) I do know a little about UK copyright law. I don't know anything about any other countries copyright law though. In the UK copyright of any visual work is in the actual piece of work, it precludes the reproduction (copying) of the exact image in whatever form (there is very complex case law about how much alteration is needed to make it not an exact reproduction). So if you have an original plate negative you can, after copyright has elapsed, make and sell copies. What you can't do is rep
  4. Hi Chris, there are some great tips on the 3d printing forum on RMweb. One thread is all about resin printers and has some tips about orientation which apparently is crucial for getting consistent results. Sorry I am on my phone at the moment so can't put a direct link.
  5. I think the pin hole is supposed to be where you put the lamp that lights the weighbridge in the gloomy winter. Of course I could and probably am totally wrong.
  6. If you really want to feel like a 'Dummy', just buy one of their books. I taught computing and I gave up trying to understand all of their books long ago.
  7. I would cut off the supports sooner rather than later as I believe the resin gets progressively more brittle with age.
  8. Apparently, I may have been told in Art College - I was a little distracted by the young ladies so my memory of that time is a little hazy, I think portrait painters use olive drab under flesh tones. Haven't tried it myself yet (I left Art College in 1981) and I think it may only work under oil painting.
  9. The military modellers are very fond of 'pre-shading'.
  10. Having worked in print since 1982 I feel somewhat qualified to answer your question. Sadly I doubt it's the answer you want. At one company I worked for we had a £14,000 proofer that was supposed to be a perfect match to what would be produced on the 4 colour offset lithography presses. It wasn't. The colours that will be furthest away from the RGB when converted to CMYK will be dark or deep greens and browns. I am not sure whether you know but C stands for Cyan which is a fairly light blue, M is Magenta - almost pink and of course Y is Yellow - a quite acid shade and fairly light.
  11. Same as Cornwall, tis often Soft, and the rain is usually at least 45degrees. Wouldn't live anywhere else though.
  12. There is a section of stone blocks on the embankment West of Lanner in Cornwall which was maintained by the Cornwall Railway Society. Pictures should be on their excellent website.
  13. Try sticking them to a low tack double sided tape onto a cutting mat. (The editor won't seem to let me put the explanation after the quote)
  14. 'Painting' the lettering should be no problem. Paint the whole sign the background colour, then use whatever; cylindrical, relatively nonporous item you have to hand (insides of till rolls are good), paint it with a smooth thickish coat of the paint you want the lettering to be in and then gently roll it over the lettering. This should then coat the lettering with a layer of paint, just like a print roller.
  15. Unless you've already attacked the old doors, you could always just raise the rest of the building by 2mm to clear the rail tops. I can't find a picture at the moment, but quite often the track looked to be slightly lower than the yard around. The GWR would have sidings slightly lower than the running lines to help prevent runaways onto a running line.
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