My New Layout, any comments?

Svein-Martin Holt Dec 11, 2009

  1. rray

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    You have made good progress, so do you have all the High Line track in yet? The bridge looks real nice!
     
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    What product was used to make this bridge ?
     
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    Thank you. In a few days i will install the track. Then all track, turnouts and decoders are installed and train can run.

    The front side is Micro Engineering 80-171 N-scale plate girder elements. The base is kapafix 3 mm foam/paper sheets. The foundation/beams are 3d printed and the columns are Evergreen styren.
     
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    Is Letraset or similar still available to buy? Anybody know where to buy it?
    Or will it be possible to print on decalpaper?
    Should have some letters on the High Line Bridge, like this manipulated image:
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    I like the bridge name, but you should also have a logo, like the railroad hearlds. UP and others often put their hearld on bridges. It's their trademark :D
     
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    Yes, very effective scenery. First class.
     
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    You could check on Etsy.com, but typography and letter size are something to be alert for..
    Another option is to look for Mecanorma, e.g. here: https://www.depapierhandel.com/?product_cat=wrijfletters-5-mm
    (Site is in Dutch, but the pictures speak for itself - I could order them for you in case you’re interested).

    Matt
     
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    Thank you, also for your offer to send me. Checked out the sites, but I can't find any white letters, like Arial 5 mm.
    I have checked some other options and I will check out my Brother P-touch labeltape printer. It looks like it would be available labeltape with white letters on transparent tape. Sorry the shops are closed on this saturday night. Must wait until monday to check.
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    It may work to use this labelprinter. The font is not 100% what I want. Hope to have the transparent tape next week to test.
     
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    I only have a type of logo at the moment. To much details for the bridge, but may be for a roadside sign or a board on a building.:)
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    The latest progress: Backdrop installed with rounded corners using flooring. Check the progress. Zity Edge Project Blog
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    Naming of the High Line bridge has been done using Woodland Scenics dry transfer 5 mm letters. Check the blog entry.
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    Check out the latest progress on Zity Edge Layout. Backdrop and LED-strips are installed and the programming of the Arduino is in progress.
    http://www.platelayer.com/project_blog.aspx
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    A testvideo of the LED-strips:
     
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    That's a good plan Svein-Martin, I wanted to do overhead lighting on my modules too, however I only have a skyboard, and no overhead, so nowhere to mount them. I can't wait to see how yours come out!
     
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    This is the coolest way I have seen to light a backdrop and layout.
     
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    Some more progress on the layout the last week. The skyline is growing, Check out the blog on www.platelayer.com
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