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station posters

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:56 am
by ciaran
hi
can anyone find me some oo gauge station posters to put around my railway
but i can only print them
thanks
ciaran

Re: station posters

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:18 am
by HotBox53
Have a look at these free downlods from Mike Wordsworth Ciaran:

http://www.wordsworthmodelrailway.co.uk/railside.html

Re: station posters

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:26 am
by daveaus
Got mine from tracksidesigns.co.uk/ self sticking, they are great.

Re: station posters

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:29 pm
by Jellicoe
Trawl the web, ciaran; there's plenty of period posters to be had out there. Just copy them in and print them off.

Re: station posters

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:52 pm
by Bufferstop
Even sites which sell prints so block you from saving them you can take a screen shot with "prt scrn" open it in paint and cut out just the little bit you want. Can't see anyone getting heavy about you printing off a thumbnail.

Re: station posters

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:33 pm
by Jellicoe
Just a thought here. Using Prtsc to harvest your posters will only give you a resolution of about 72dpi; you need as much as you can get for a quality printout - as close to 300 dpi as possible. Go for the biggest image you can find and resize it whilst keeping the file size the same.

The best bet is to use Google Image Search - enter "railway posters" and marvel at what comes up!

Re: station posters

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:17 pm
by luckymucklebackit
I have a small collection of 1960s posters, PM me with your email and I will send them to you.

Jim

Re: station posters

Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:06 pm
by Bufferstop
Jellicoe wrote:Just a thought here. Using Prtsc to harvest your posters will only give you a resolution of about 72dpi; you need as much as you can get for a quality printout - as close to 300 dpi as possible. Go for the biggest image you can find and resize it whilst keeping the file size the same

Agreed but some of the best items are on the sites advertising the real things at very high prices. They set their images not to save. If their sample image is twice the size you want to print, it will look ok under the platform canopy, and if you're looking for carriage prints!..........I was looking to put the framed prints on the compartment walls. At my first attempt the only one that looked right was the one that was cut from a screen grab. The problem was that scaled down the resolution was about twice what the printer could handle, and it wasn't making a very good job of the downscaling. I just resized them down until they looked ok.