N Scale Buildings

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by dturnerfish, May 5, 2005.

  1. dturnerfish

    dturnerfish New Member

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    I purchased a N scale Cornerstone Coal Mine. What is the best methode for painting the grid on the tiny clear windows?


    Thank you,

    DT
  2. tillsbury

    tillsbury Member

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    I don't know that kit, but for leadlighting I use a (highish quality) inkjet on inkjet transparencies. Normal leadlights are (or at least used to be) made with 1/2" lead, which is one-three-hundredth of an inch in N-scale. So if your inkjet is 300dpi that's one pixel, i.e. as good as you can get. Obviously a 1200 or 2400dpi inkjet is better (but it has to be real dpi, not interpolated 4800dpi like a lot of them claim). For metal framed industrial windows, you might be looking at two or three times this thickness...

    Then when you've printed out the windows, just cut up the transparency and stick it behind your window frames...

    Charles
  3. jmarksbery

    jmarksbery Active Member

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    :wave: Try a sharpie fine tip pen, worked for me. :thumb: Jim