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Gauges

Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon May 07, 2007 4:21 pm

Or to be more precise Gauge Dials - very small even in this Scale. What do others do :?:
Meridian Models do a fret with 9 on BUT I've used all the large ones :cry:
Fret No. is MP104 and most items thereon are oval and round pipe flanges :!:
Here's my solution achieved by downloading image from web then tricking Epson Printer to printing 35 images on A4 using 100x150mm Photo Paper it prints just the one small image which I then cut down further to fit the gauge.
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A dash of red paint after sticking print to gauge with CA, Gnot quite symmetrical, doubt that anyone will see once roof is on :!:
What I don't have is program that reduces size of image mine only seem to reduce the number of pixels.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Re: Gauges

Postby Steve Bennett » Mon May 07, 2007 5:54 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:What I don't have is program that reduces size of image mine only seem to reduce the number of pixels.


If you want to send it to me Gerry, I will resize it to whatever you want.

Rather than trying to cut out a circle so small, I tend to use a piece of brass tube with the correct inside diameter and than use a hammer to punch the dial out. They dont all come out perfect, but I print a whole load on a sheet at the same time, so loosing a few is no big problem. Also printing onto self adhesive labels works well, no need for glue then :) .
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Postby Racing Hippo » Tue May 08, 2007 7:57 am

I recommend Irfanview very highly indeed.

It'll let you view just about any format of image, it loads a lot quicker than the default Windows viewer and is a heck of a lot more useful! For instance, using space/backspace to flick through a folder full of photos :)
You can crop, resize, flip, rotate, remove red-eye and oodles more.
Oh, and it's free :mrgreen:

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Postby MilesB » Tue May 08, 2007 12:18 pm

...all that just to ask about gauges :?:

You're teasing us.
What about the loco - a clear side view please?

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue May 08, 2007 12:22 pm

Racing Hippo wrote:I recommend Irfanview very highly indeed.


Far better in my humble opinion is http://www.xnview.com, hardly opened Irfanview since I got this one and yes, it is a freebie aswell :)
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue May 08, 2007 12:54 pm

MilesB wrote:...all that just to ask about gauges :?:

You're teasing us.
What about the loco - a clear side view please?

Miles

Sorry Miles Gnot until after Burton where it will be pulling Tourist Train on Secciole Salina.
Thanks Michael no further problems :D
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Re: Gauges

Postby Racing Hippo » Tue May 08, 2007 12:54 pm

Hang on...
Gerry Bullock wrote:What I don't have is program that reduces size of image mine only seem to reduce the number of pixels.

But Gerry - reducing the number of pixels IS reducing the size, surely?
If you print a 300-pixel-wide image at 300dpi (dots per inch, a dot = a pixel) it'll be an inch across; if you shrink the image to 150 pixels across it'll print half an inch wide.
Or have I missed your meaning?

Steve - thanks for the recommendation - I'll play with that and see if it converts me too ;)

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Re: Gauges

Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue May 08, 2007 1:17 pm

Racing Hippo wrote:Hang on...

But Gerry - reducing the number of pixels IS reducing the size, surely?
If you print a 300-pixel-wide image at 300dpi (dots per inch, a dot = a pixel) it'll be an inch across; if you shrink the image to 150 pixels across it'll print half an inch wide.
Or have I missed your meaning?

Try telling that to my Epson printer it doesn't seem to notice the change which is why I confused it into thinking I wanted 35 images on A4 by using small size paper then got what I wanted. Remember I'm only a computer NERD :lol: :lol: :lol:
You're correct, of course, John as I've just tried it with another image. So why with the Gauge image I lifted from a US Gauge supplier wouldn't it print smaller when I reduced its size using Irfanview :?:
Gno I'm not going to try again as the May Tome has answered all Gauge Dial :?: :?: :?: for me and I guess others :D
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Postby David W. Laughery » Thu May 10, 2007 5:43 pm

I cut out the dial faces from automotive gauge advertisements in Street Rodder and Rod & Custom magazines, Tachometer dials are especially useful. Dave Laughery


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