Friday, 11 April 2014

Use of software in making scenery for HO scale model railways.

I came across this US firm called Evan Designs that sell software for manufacturing all sorts of scenery for model railways.

http://www.modeltrainsoftware.com/window-designer.html

Amongst many possibilities, you can design features for buildings eg fill in window frames with interior scenes or even design whole buildings. You can even import photos of real buildings and then adapt them to scale.

All that's left to do is to print out the end result and assemble it as if a flat-pack.

Here are some images from the website.



Using photos as a starting point.
Making scale buildings.
I'm not sure if it's available in the UK. But I must look into it because, with age, I'm finding painting things in HO scale increasingly too fiddly to enjoy.

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Last night's dinner:

At the Shenaz Restaurant which is directly across the road from the rear entrance to the Mitchell Library where we had been attending our separate public lectures. Midgley was tilting at windmills and attacking straw men; Drabble was, apparently, good.

Vegetable pakora

Chicken curry
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Currently reading:

Well I won't be buying:

See above comments re last night's dinner.

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Miscellany:

Currently drinking my second cup of coffee of the day.


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