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Friday
Sep262014

Useful Scaling advice from "A Paper Modeler"

For easy printing at reduced scales, may I suggest Foxit Reader, a free PDF file viewer. Foxit Reader is well-known in the online paper modeling community. Besides being a great PDF viewer, it has a very easy-to-use print scaling option.
 
To print at a reduced scale, choose “File” > “Print”. In the “Print” window, click on the “Scale” button, then on “Custom Scale”, and enter the desired value in the % box . There is a preview window right there to show how it will look.
 
You can choose to print the reduced page in the center of the paper, or along the top. If you are printing at half size or smaller, you can easily print another page on the same sheet by printing along the top, then rotating and re-inserting the paper to print the second page. To print an O scale page at HO scale means printing at 55%, you might be able to fit two pages on one sheet, depending on the page margins.
 
If the PDF file contains multiple pages, Foxit Reader can automatically print multiple pages per sheet, although you will have to adjust the “Pages per Sheet” and “Margins” settings to get the exact scale you want (the resulting scale appears at the top of the “Preview” window).
 
You can get the free download here:
 
 
Disclaimer: I have no affiliation with Foxit, I’m just a paper modeler hoping to pass along some useful advice.
Thank you Paper modeling guy TM

 

Wednesday
Sep172014

A hybrid from Weston R

I thought it would be interesting to share some pix of a model that gets it coolness from Clever models textures and a good amount of modeling skill.

Weston has completely transformed a Fiddlers Green country store inside and out by using Clever models parts and textures with grant line windows.

 

Monday
Sep152014

Clyde puffer build

Robert Bruce sent these pix of his O scale Clyde puffer. Wow. i love it. He blew it out of the water.

Thursday
Sep112014

Nice sand house build

Jerry Leeds sends us a couple of shot of the sandhouse freebie. Nicely done as usual.

A simple building that could be lots of things. Add a small ramp or a door in the back and it would make a good milk stop.