LUMSDONIA ¦Layout and Website

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  1. Timbersurf

    Timbersurf

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    Due to frequent questions on forums and facebook, the mysterious subject and strong debate on Cork vs Nothing vs Foam has resulted in me making a webpage guide to direct questioner's to!

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    Just saying that word twice brings a certain mouse cartoon to mind! (Speedy Gonzales)
     
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    Timbersurf

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    As I now have 96 followers (Subscribers) on my Youtube channel, I will be sheepishly follow the Youtube trend and have a competition!
    A rare opportunity to 'hear' me in my 'narrator's' mode, I sound like the old guy from 'The Gadget Show' :giggle:
    A small bespoke prize is up for grab's, to celebrate the 100 subscriber milestone.
    Take a gander, join the fun and take part! You never know, you might win!


    100 Youtube Subs Competition announcement :thumbs:
     
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    Timbersurf

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    On a completely different subject! Have you tried downloading and printing my free Tea chests and Tarpaulins?
    Due to prompting, on another forum, I offered to come up with some designs for Linka windows. ScaleCast don't seem to do them any more!
    We searched the web and found some poor quality pictures that could be printed, but they are possibly copyright, fuzzy on the edges, bad scale, etc, when it hit me that I could CAD them up, quicker than I could create in them in photoshop and a lot more accurate and strangely better quality output for printing!
    So after a few hours work, I have 9 sheets, all diamond leaded style for brick tiles. If my beta tester approves them, I will CAD up the stone tile ones.
    I have also made some 100% cover A4 sheets for scratch builders.
    Currently all for OO, but could very easily upscale for O or G gauge

    Lumsdonia WLB2H10.jpg Lumsdonia WSD20.jpg

    These will be downloadable pdf's, for home printing on clear acetate sheets. Who knows if they will fade, certainly off the shelf type, are screen printed paint and can be had in white, which is not available for home printing.
    I might also do simple coloured edged windows, but the range of sizes would be massive!!! Matching to card or plastic kits would be a vast range, but it might work for those that want to scratch build.
    Let me know your thoughts.
    P.S. I have no intention of charging, they will always be free for the community, but might consider putting a few printed ones on Ebay, simply for those that don't have or don't have access to, a printer.
     
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    I am still making some tweaks, but in the mean time, here are some made up samples to wet your appetite!
    Sample B3 24 Red Georgian Bulls Eye & Diamond.jpg Sample B4 160 Diamond a.jpg Sample B2 16 Coloured Diamond a.jpg Sample B2 17 Coloured Diamond b.jpg Sample B2 17 Red Georgian Bulls Eye c.jpg Sample B3 23 Blue Georgian Buls Eye c.jpg Sample B3 23 Coloured Diamond b.jpg Sample B3 23 Diamond a.jpg Sample B3 23 Jail Bars.jpg
     
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    Obviously few Linka fans in here, given the lack of comments! I have increased the density of colour for the leaded lights and bulls eyes, which now show up better. The extensive range of Brick mould windows (72 sets) has taken me most of the weekend to create pdf's and load into some web pages. I will do some beta testing with some friends before going public, but it is essentially done. I will also include some general A4 sheets for scratch building and see no reason why I can't extend the range of scales for these into O scale!. Something for everyone! The Linka Stone moulds are more complicated, so will come later in time, plus this is getting in the way of my other projects!
     
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    Toto I'm best ignored Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    they look very realistic.
     
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    Not something I ever used
    I think I was born a little later than it’s main popularity, although I remember a pals dad using it extensively on his layout, even making his own house. Sadly he’s no longer with us, it was a fab layout (to a kid) not detailed but offered some good running.

    What you have done and painted up look great. :thumbs:
     
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    Thanks chaps.
    I was of the correct age and received a brick kit one xmas, spent many hours building many buildings, but only did basic poster paint and few ended up on a layout! It is only more recently that I saw them cheap on ebay and got the stone ones. I now have about 30 moulds. The brick is a real pain to get the joins to 'disapaer', so that is one of the reasons I tend to use Linka to make a master, finish the joins well, then mass produce that from my own new master mould, rather than making lots of the same with individual tiles. See page 2 onward, my 7 track bridge and the station back wall are all originally derived from Linka.
    Like Toto, I have to work away from home (infrequently), so little done this week, I spent most of the weekend doing the windows and put them into a webpage, still a load more hyperlinks to edit and I need to print some and send off to my Beta testers, before I go public, but so far there are 72 sets of windows and 2 complete webpages!

    Sample of the smaller page:-

    Screenshot_lead.jpg
     
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    Keith M Staff Member Moderator

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    'Linka' is something I must have missed, but my age group grew up with 'Bayko' building sets and 'Meccano', which I took to in a big way. I was one for building big cranes, and motorising them using my 'Hornby Dublo' controller to run them, and I recall raising and lowering a full pop bottle (the old fashioned glass ones with the black pot stopper) from my bedroom window down in front of the kitchen window. Mum took a dim view of that escapade and I duly got a rollicking for that!:avatar::avatar::avatar:

    Keith.
     
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    I was given Meccano at a very young age, not a set, but a huge amount of the largest parts that could be had (and I still have it all!). Exactly the same as you Keith, I built dozens of cranes, some over 6 foot tall, fully working and similarly had them hoisting heavy objects out of the second floor window! I even had a fully motorised Cable Gondola travelling 50ft across the garden between a tree and my bedroom window :giggle:
     
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    Just to join in the discussion regarding Meccano, I was also given a set 3 as a child yellow and silver. I also inherited the remnants of an Uncles red and green set. Plus a rather substantial amount of a 1950's number 5 set this was a skip find. This served me well for many a year, until we started to go to Car Boot sales. Where immediately I saw any it became mine. So now I have a somewhat sizeable amount.
    I have also a few years ago stumbled across some Bayko, this is the original 1930's Plimpton Engineering. I like this because everything you make from it looks as if it came from the 30's. It's just a shame that it's closer to O gauge than OO.
     
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    The follow up video to my 100 subs competition is out now, with an insight into LUMSDONIA given by the answers and the winner is named!


    100 Youtube Subs Competition Winner
     
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    There are not many suppliers who sell screen printed white window surround/bared acetate sheets, of the few, even less that suite Linka window tiles, and it struck me that not all windows are white! Unfortunately, home PC printers cannot print white, but they can do all other colours.
    This means that black windows (meaning those with leaded lights) can be done and so too, all the other colours!
    Given that I have the advantage of manipulating graphics accurately with CAD, it struck me that rather than trying to create each window pattern individually in a graphics package, I could mass produce the design in CAD quite easily.
    Given that I can make a vast array of designs, that can be downloaded from the net and printed on a home printer, I have opted to share with everyone, like my tarpaulins, on my website. It has taken me much more time and effort to upload and create the web pages, than it did to actually design them all! :lol:
    The first batch (two pages) are for Linka Brick buildings, but could equally be used in other types of buildings or scratch built ones. I intend to add more for Linka stone. At the moment, there is a range of plain, Georgian, Georgian with bulls eyes in, some with a central mullion and a few Jail bars!
    I will do the same for the stone, but will get around to adding leaded lights for suburban homes and Church Lancet. I will also make some 100% cover sheets for scratch builders and some resized versions for use in other scales.

    Linka brick demo.jpg

    Linka Brick Leaded

    Linka Brick Coloured



    Once a pdf is downloaded, a paper print can be made for testing (or used as is with clear acetate over the front) and then an acetate sheet can be printed and used.

    Feel free to give me feedback and any suggestions for the future
     
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