Cardstock Containers

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by rockislandmike, Mar 20, 2003.

  1. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    You may have worked it out by now, but you;'ve got your logos etc upside down!!:eek: (Never mind, I did the same thing on the first one).... started with the "top" side, then realised the grey bit was the roof!! :):):)

    I also set the transparency of the logo at about 20% too. Lets the rivets and detail of the container underneath show through just enough to see them.

    SLUSSERS New Member

    Thanks Woodie. My wife is helping me by assembling them, and she pointed it out to me. She called me a big "unpowered locomotive" (Dummy:). The containers are really fun to work with.
    Thanks again.
  3. Xaniel

    Xaniel Member

    what about n scale? how can I make some in N scale? I can print them in a laser printer, so qaulity would be at it's best.

    But the problem is the size... Can someone help me here?
  4. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    Take the template and shrink it, Xaniel. I do up the graphics and stuff then move it over to MS Publisher and make sure it's the right size for HO. Wouldn't be a problem to shrink it further so it's the right size for N scale.

    (( details - I make a box in Publisher that's the right length for each file; i.e., 48' container === 6.613inches; then I just resize the container graphic until it exactly matches the length of the box; add some additional lettering or data, then poof I'm done ))
  5. GNRail

    GNRail Member

    Any chance if anyone can repopst the blank templates and instructions. The links to rockislandmike site don't work for me. Any other templates would be greatly apprecited. My Ntrak partner is building an intermodal yard and containers are awfully expensive



    PS if it's too much to post you can email them to me just hit the profile button below for my email address

    PPS Seasons Greetings to All
  6. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    One trick to use to reduce cost is just use containers on the outside of the stack, ie accross the front, ends, and top. Put a block of wood in the middle to stack around, then hide it.
  7. rockislandmike

    rockislandmike Active Member

    I moved the website over, which is why there's a problem. If you send me an email, I will reply to it with the templates (or at least give you a new place to download them from).

    I am leaving on xmas holidays as of saturday, though, so i am not making *any* promises about having it done by then. Especially since there's some other train-related stuff I promised to do before then (it's going to be a very long couple of nights).
  8. GNRail

    GNRail Member

    Hi I tried sending you an email and the forum says your account does not want emails sent. I also tried sending you a PM a few days ago. Sounds like you are really busy. I completely understand. If you have time you can send me an email though the guage. If not I will touch base in the new year.


  9. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    I still have the templates (for HO) of these. They are in MS Photodraw format. PM me with your email, and I'll send them to you if you wish (plus the original "blank" one)

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  10. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    and this one...

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  11. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    and this one....

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  12. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    ... and this one....

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  13. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    ... and looking for some designs and colours?

    Try here

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