info on sign CD ?

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  1. jkristia

    jkristia Member

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    I'm looking at an add in RMC for a CD with thousands of RR signs from www.modelbuilder.info.

    Before I spend that kind of money on a CD ($25), I would like to hear from anyone who has actually tried it, to get their opinion on the quality of the clip-arts etc. I'm interested in the time period 1930-1950, how is the selection of signs for that period?

    The reason I'm asking is because once I bought a Corel draw clip art CD ($10), and I was very disappointed with the images on the CD, guess you get what you pay for.

    Thanks
    Jesper
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    great links, thanks for the info
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    Info on another group said "leave severely alone - lots of copies of same thing in different sizes, and lots of unusable stuff" - I think the expression used was " if I'd chucked my money in the bin, at least I'd have saved on postage!"
    Shortliner(Jack) away up here in the Highlands
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    If that is true, it is a real shame. Since there is enough space on one cd to contain an encyclopedia, there is enough space to contain a lot of signs from every period from 1800's to the present in scales from z to g. There are a lot of sources for old billboard advertising signs in the public domain. Anyone who would put out such a cd and not care enough to put content on there to be worthwhile is a rip off artist.
  7. ezdays

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    Well, everybody has a right to make a buck, but no one has the obligation to help them do it. I have seen that CD advertised and thought seriously about buying it. I'm sure all the author did was scour the net for unlicensed images. That in itself isn't to bad; saves me seaching, downloading and orgainizing, but to shortchange the buyer, that's as you say, a rip off. :( :cry: :( :cry: Besides, there is no gurantee that some of those images might require licenses. I was just reading an article about how easy it is to get these unprotected images and how to keep yourself from copywrite infringments.

    Someone has just saved me $35, plus postage, plus handling, plus waiting, plus the agravation of knowing I was taken advantage of. :wave: :wave:
  8. jkristia

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    Don, it's "only" $25, not $35.
    I'm sure glad I asked the question, that just saved me $25.

    Jesper