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Font of all knowledge?
« on: January 08, 2014, 02:58:45 PM »
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The usual topic drift over on the weekend modeling thread got me to thinking.....

Is there a thread / page reference / railroad nut source page  of the various standard railroad fonts and how they relate to similar or close electronic fonts?

This would be really useful for custom lettering and decals, as well as control panels, you name it.  I suspect that 'most' die-hard fans of a particular railroad know what THEIR font is, just haven't shared it.

Santa Fe, of course, is Cooper Black, with some slight tweaks.   Anyway, close enough that I'm happy with Cooper Black as the default font on randgust.com   

Who else, or who has the 'master page' that's already been done?


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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2014, 03:08:25 PM »
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I believe there is just a resource, but I'm having trouble finding the bookmark...
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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2014, 03:13:17 PM »
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I believe there is just a resource...

Oooh, oooh, that would be great!


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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2014, 03:19:51 PM »
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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2014, 03:22:15 PM »
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Thanks, Bryan!
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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2014, 03:31:19 PM »
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Now this thread seems to be a good candidate for a move to the Prototype Research Links.  Maybe even becoming a sticky? Seriously!

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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2014, 03:41:38 PM »
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Wow, that's amazing.   There's a lot there, but it's by no means all-inclusive.

Hopefully this won't die and slide off, if there's enough responses it would be really useful.

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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2014, 03:45:40 PM »
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Wow, that's amazing.   There's a lot there, but it's by no means all-inclusive.

Hopefully this won't die and slide off, if there's enough responses it would be really useful.

OK, ok, how about moving it after it expands to the point that it becomes inactive.  :D
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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2014, 03:52:33 PM »
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Yes! I've bought a number of fonts from railfonts.com. Very handy resource, indeed.

BTW, Union Pacific is Futura Bold, with a couple of variations that make the railfonts version worth having. Burlington Northern was Univers Black 75, as was Great Northern BSB.
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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2014, 03:59:45 PM »
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For info about CONX tank car font see https://www.therailwire.net/forum/index.php?topic=26114.0
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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2014, 04:12:56 PM »
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Props to Randgust for one of the best thread titles ever :D
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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2014, 04:25:25 PM »
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That solves my problem of the Pennsy sleeper in the COLA, which was painted Armour Yellow, with red Pennsy-style lettering.  My buddy with the Alps printer will be hearing from me this week for sure!

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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2014, 06:20:44 PM »
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Now this thread seems to be a good candidate for a move to the Prototype Research Links.  Maybe even becoming a sticky? Seriously!



You're showing a lot of moderator potential... :P  :D   Keep it up!  :tommann:
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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2014, 07:00:06 PM »
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You're showing a lot of moderator potential... :P  :D   Keep it up!  :tommann:

Neah - I'll just get smacked on the back of my head by Ian.  :)
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Re: Font of all knowledge?
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2014, 10:34:36 PM »
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That solves my problem of the Pennsy sleeper in the COLA, which was painted Armour Yellow, with red Pennsy-style lettering.  My buddy with the Alps printer will be hearing from me this week for sure!

If he can do a bunch of those, I would be up for a set! What do you say?
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