Australian Street Signs

 
  Luke Towan Station Master

Location: Adelaide
Hey guys,

I just finished a video on making HO scale street signs, they are easy to make and very effective. So far the response on YouTube has been fantastic and what's great is they are Aussie signs. But if you're modelling the US or UK it would be very easy to adapt to any other country.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjRnojpFpdU

I hope you enjoy the video and if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask Smile

Cheers
Luke Towan

http://www.bouldercreekrailroad.com

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  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
At about 1:40 you talk about using Print Screen, Paint etc: I'd suggest using Snipping Tool, built into Windows since Windows Vista. Does the same thing in fewer steps!

As always, a cracking video. Look forward to the next one Smile
  Luke Towan Station Master

Location: Adelaide
At about 1:40 you talk about using Print Screen, Paint etc: I'd suggest using Snipping Tool, built into Windows since Windows Vista. Does the same thing in fewer steps!

As always, a cracking video. Look forward to the next one Smile
michaelgreenhill
Thanks Michael,

Glad you have been enjoying the videos, I forgot about the snipping tool. You're totally right it completely removes the need to go into paint! I really like it Smile

It's one of those tools in windows that hardly gets used, I don't think I've actually had a use for it before until now. I'll have to do another video at some stage that involves getting images online and show the use of the snipping tool.

Thanks for the fantastic tip... extremely useful.

Cheers
Luke.
  SA_trains Assistant Commissioner

Location: ACT
Great little video and what a great idea for the metal sign.... not to mention, a cheap resource!

Really enjoy your instructional videos!

Thanks!

Dan
  Luke Towan Station Master

Location: Adelaide
Great little video and what a great idea for the metal sign.... not to mention, a cheap resource!

Really enjoy your instructional videos!

Thanks!

Dan
SA_trains
Thanks Dan,

I didn't show it very well in the video however you do get a very small glimpse at about the 4:30 mark where you can see the back of the sign. It actually looks quite good and replicates the look of a metal street sign really well, basically they look just as good facing you as they do when they're facing away from you.

Cutting up the coke can is a struggle though.... do I cut up the can to make street signs or do I save the can and collect 10c at the depot... lol.

I'm actually considering making a few hundred of these signs to sell on my website, might be worth a try?

Cheers
Luke
  michaelgreenhill Administrator That's Numberwang!

Location: Melbourne
I'm actually considering making a few hundred of these signs to sell on my website, might be worth a try?
Luke Towan
Depending on cost, I'd invest in a guillotine before doing that. Might work out cheaper - and quicker, no doubt - than using modelling knives!
  Heihachi_73 Chief Commissioner

Location: Terminating at Ringwood
Also, when editing images for printing, do not save the files in JPEG format, even if the original files or photos were in that format to begin with. JPEG compression will make the images look like garbage more often than not, especially for high-contrast images like street signs, logos and pictographs. Save the images as PNG (Portable Network Graphics) format as no data loss will occur during compression, no matter how many times they are saved.
  Bills_Billboards Chief Commissioner

I'm actually considering making a few hundred of these signs to sell on my website, might be worth a try?
Depending on cost, I'd invest in a guillotine before doing that. Might work out cheaper - and quicker, no doubt - than using modelling knives!
michaelgreenhill
keep in mind there is already someone doing street / road signs and selling on ebay might be worth checking out prices etc
  Garahbara Station Master

Location: Northern Rivers, NSW
Hi all,

I needed some light project work so I've followed Luke Towan's video, and Garahbara now has a few road signs. Smile




More pics and info on Garahbara's blog click here

Enjoy. Smile


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  Luke Towan Station Master

Location: Adelaide
Hi all,

I needed some light project work so I've followed Luke Towan's video, and Garahbara now has a few road signs. Smile




More pics and info on Garahbara's blog click here

Enjoy. Smile


TOOT!
Garahbara
WOW!! Those signs look absolutely fantastic, even the sign facing away looks great. It really pulls the scene together quite well.

I recently acquired the Woodland Scenics road making details and I'm planning a small railroad crossing diorama. I'm looking forward to using many more signs.

Great job on the signs, they look great.

Cheers
Luke

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