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Evening All,

 

I've been working on putting together packs of signage for buildings and stations, and I have assembled a ton of them. They'll be split into relevant time periods to suit. I'm hoping that I'll have them all finished about a week before Christmas, so you ye can liberally decorate your buildings, platforms, and car parks with IE signs, turkey leg in gob.... :P

 

These packs will be free incidentally - no restrictions on use!:banana:

 

However, there are plenty quirky ones still out there that I'd like to put into the packs.As photos or whatever, they don't have to be perfect just a bit straight-on would help. Trawl around, post up what ye have, it's all for a good cause.

 

"Each year an Irish Model Railway Layout needlessly starves. This Christmas, Please, give what you can."

 

Richie.

 

Unfinished Samples below, but the finished ones will be to 00 scale. Over two hundred in total so far....

 

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An excellent idea Richie-I need some of those types of signage for my layout,

Would it be possible maybe to do a CIE Go Mainline rail advert using this as a background

 

 

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And another-CIE expressway going your way nationwide for this background

 

 

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PM me with a price please if possible,thanks.

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Rich.... (Glenderg not the Red one!)

 

Could you make any recommendations as far as print settings, print media and even printers if necessary(!) for the reproduction of your gifts to us. Having seen the absolutely exquisite quality of the colour fidelity of your work, I wondered if you had any tips to impart? Please!

 

:D <- winning smile!

 

-Rob

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Rich.... (Glenderg not the Red one!)

 

Could you make any recommendations as far as print settings, print media and even printers if necessary(!) for the reproduction of your gifts to us. Having seen the absolutely exquisite quality of the colour fidelity of your work, I wondered if you had any tips to impart? Please!

 

:D <- winning smile!

 

-Rob

 

I was just thinking the same thing myself Rob.

 

Rich,

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An excellent idea Richie-I need some of those types of signage for my layout,

Would it be possible maybe to do a CIE Go Mainline rail advert using this as a background

 

 

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And another-CIE expressway going your way nationwide for this background

 

 

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PM me with a price please if possible,thanks.

 

That looks really good Noel especially the camera angle, it looks very realistic.

 

Rich,

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Rich.... (Glenderg not the Red one!)

 

Could you make any recommendations as far as print settings, print media and even printers if necessary(!) for the reproduction of your gifts to us. Having seen the absolutely exquisite quality of the colour fidelity of your work, I wondered if you had any tips to impart? Please!

 

:D <- winning smile!

 

-Rob

 

A good point Rob!

 

Rich, what printer would you recommend for this? I have access to a laser printer at work which I find produced better results for the brick pattern I have been using.

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Rob, what you'll need is dependent on your choice/time period. You'll need a colour printer - An inkjet is a must, laser is rubbish.

 

Even a bog standard Multifunction type one will crank out the goods, it if has the ink cartridge cleaned [via the printer driver settings] and is set to high quality.

 

For printing the likes of the signs above, you'd do it on 160 - 230 gs/m card/paper, available in all art shops/Eason/WH Smith shops. Check your printers max paper setting online. Any of the printers of the last few years with a rear feed tray, or that can take photo paper will be more than adequate.

 

The enamel signs [Wills Cigarettes/Raleigh Bicycles/Vim] and modern perspex enclosed timetables/posters should really be printed on glossy paper, or else printed on normal card, and a thin piece of acetate placed on top. Any other of the more recent ones can be printed on matt or heavyweight paper/card. The shine left long ago. It's always a good idea to spray them with Matt Enamel Varnish, so it seals them from accidental water/beer damage.

 

I'll have proper instructions once I have the sheets assembled, and if it's a bit stressful Rob, I can run em off and post them. €1 plus postage would cover costs I reckon? This is kind of a not-for-profit/not-for-loss enterprise!

 

TTC - this what you're looking for or have I misunderstood? Does it need to be in B&W? I have the text for the bus one, but no reference to the original billboard/poster. Cost? Buy me a pint sometime...:cheers: Richie.

 

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TTC - this what you're looking for or have I misunderstood? Does it need to be in B&W? I have the text for the bus one, but no reference to the original billboard/poster. Cost? Buy me a pint sometime...:cheers: Richie.

 

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Spot on Richie,exactly what I'm looking for,

Something similar for the expressway would be fine also.

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I have access to a laser printer at work which I find produced better results for the brick pattern I have been using.

 

Technical here, but if you have a laser printer that used for producing colour brochures regularly, and what is on screen matches what is printed, then it's sound usually. But both printer and monitor have to be calibrated proper, or else you get super saturated prints that will look like CIE posters on E! Since laser printing burns the ink onto the sheet, it can curl it awkwardly too, so best do a test run with a heavy sheet. Laser paper has a nice shine on it though, so up's and down's to it. R.

 

Spot on Richie,exactly what I'm looking for, Something similar for the expressway would be fine also.

 

Sound, will do tomorrow evening. R.

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What a christmas present Richie, you're some man for one man. Love the old enamel signs. You should at least put up a paypal link with your email to allow us to make a voluntary donation. I know from past experience just how much work is required! If Jimmy Wales can take donations well..so can you!

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Hi Guys,

A suggestion for obtaining suitable posters you can resize.

If you have Google, go to their website and get Google Images for free.

Then search for suitable titles, such as Guiness Posters, Irish Rail Posters, Ireland, Irish Travel, CIE, Irish Adverts, etc - pages of photos will come up many of which can be copied and stored on a word document for resizing to fit your hoardings.

I use the Peco (Old Merit) hoadings which have an area of 80mm x 40mm for posters, nice size for 3 small posters.

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Hi Guys,

Another little Chrissie Pressie from down under.

I've made up a couple of A4 sheets of Irish adverts sized to fit the Merit/Peco hoardings (1 large or 3 small to a hoarding).

However, I can't work out how to upload a word document to the Forum, but If you e-mail me at :

franksavery@bigpond.com

I'll send them to you them as an attachment and you can print them out for yourself.

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What a christmas present Richie, you're some man for one man. Love the old enamel signs. You should at least put up a paypal link with your email to allow us to make a voluntary donation. I know from past experience just how much work is required! If Jimmy Wales can take donations well..so can you!

 

Looking at pics, the enamel advertising signs seemed to vanish from stations after the Emergency/WW2 for some reason, but remained on shops and other places for years afterwards. Tipperary had small 'Mazawatte Tea' signs, Foynes and Ballingrane had big 'Paddy' ones with the Whiskey bottle, Strabane had 'Virol'. BOVRIL was a popular one, got a huge one from my local station that was nailed up to block a hole in a shed after it was taken down. One that was hanging around loose for a bit had 'Prescotts Dye Works' but that got thrown away. There was a white/blue one that escaped for a long time at Mallow as it was so high up at the former freight yard approaches and covered with ivy with something about artificial manures (maybe Gouldings?) up to 15 years ago.

 

BR did distribute some posters to Irish Stations, seen a one with a hotdog logo advertising rail/ferry services to/from Ireland dated early sixties. Some poster boards did carry 'LMS' lettering and spotted a big posterboard with 'GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY' (painted over but the letters could still be made out) at Kilkenny well before it was redeveloped.

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Hi Guys,

Another little Chrissie Pressie from down under.

I've made up a couple of A4 sheets of Irish adverts sized to fit the Merit/Peco hoardings (1 large or 3 small to a hoarding).

However, I can't work out how to upload a word document to the Forum, but If you e-mail me at :

franksavery@bigpond.com

I'll send them to you them as an attachment and you can print them out for yourself.

 

 

Hi Frank,

Can you save / export or print it as a PDF? You'll be able to upload it - failing that email it to admin@ irishrailwaymodeller.com and I will upload it for you :):-bd

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