Friday, December 14, 2012

Lumber Loads for Centerbeam Flats

As a follow-up to a previous post, I've been looking at The NScale Addict's blog, and noticed his exquisite lumber loads he created for his empty Red Caboose Centerbeam Flat cars. They looked WAAAY better than the ones I had created for myself last year. Mine were done at a low resolution, etc. etc. So... Needless to write, I'm redoing every single one I've previously created.

I don't know how long it takes NScaleAddict, but I can assure you, it takes a few HOURS of prep time in a graphics application like Gimp or Photoshop to make them look good. Even then, the type of printer and paper you use may be MORE important.

Here's an example of what I do: (this is one that I'm redoing, yet again!
To save ink on the inkjet printer, I only print what will show.

Maybe one day, I'll do an actual "how-to" on how I create these...


  1. Thanks for the compliment on my lumber loads.

    1. Thank you John! Looking at your loads forced me to get off my arse (actually sit... at my PC) and redo my previous efforts. Peer pressure!