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Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« on: January 01, 2020, 01:33:12 PM »
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Is there such an animal?  Something that can be opened in a common format like Word or something so we can add our own TRW Handle and/or real name and print it out ourselves.

We can wear it, along with our club badges if applicable, at the more common train shows, e.g., Amherst, N-Scale Gathering (Egghead Harbor / Atlantic City), N-Scale Weekend (Altoona and Ohio), N-Scale Enthusiast and any other big events across the country.

If not such thing exist, how about a "contest" for you artists our there?  Amherst is coming up and would be a good trial run.  :D

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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2020, 02:16:40 PM »
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Amazon, and I imagine many places that sell stationary. Have these clear acrylic badges that you can slip a card into. Problem being I can only seem to find them in bulk orders.

https://www.amazon.com/Sovenny-Pieces-Acrylic-Insert-Holder/dp/B07K5THCBV/ref=sr_1_30?crid=346HFMC2QA4IA&keywords=blank+badges+with+pins&qid=1577905779&sprefix=blank+badge%2Caps%2C143&sr=8-30

If we do go through with badges I feel these type would be our best bet since you can get away with just putting in something that can be printed on an ink jet.

From there we need to agree on a standard size, and what the TRW aesthetic should be.
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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 02:31:22 PM »
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I'm not talking about the holders but rather the inserts.  There are a few common sizes to the holders but if the template file is scalable people can scale it to their holder before printing.

What I'm looking for is a "Hello My Name Is..." template but for TRW that we all can fill out (digitally) and print out.  With some fancy border and motif that would be a match to TRW.

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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2020, 02:37:42 PM »
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Mike, few years back I made a badge like that for the Springfield show.  The size fits the Springfield show badge holders.

Pdf attached.
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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2020, 04:02:35 PM »
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This is cool guys. A few years ago I floated the idea of printing some business cards that could be handed out at shows. There wasn’t much interest then but I’m willing to do so and to pay for the costs if there’s interest now.

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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2020, 04:03:57 PM »
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Looks great!
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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2020, 04:27:42 PM »
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Mike, few years back I made a badge like that for the Springfield show.  The size fits the Springfield show badge holders.

Pdf attached.

Peteski, that is great!  If we were to number the lines in your PDF as 1 through 4 I would rearrange them to be 3,4,2,1.  For some 1 may be a blank line if they are a Lone Wolf.  I think The Railwire logo should take precedence if it's a TRW badge.

Now comes the $64M question.  How can this be a template where the user can insert his own lines 1,2,4 (in your original PDF)?  Can it be a Word file as most people can edit that and not a PDF.

This is cool guys. A few years ago I floated the idea of printing some business cards that could be handed out at shows. There wasn’t much interest then but I’m willing to do so and to pay for the costs if there’s interest now.

Tom I think that is a great idea.  I try to take TRW Family Photos at every significant I go to.  In Altoona Mike actually lets me use the PA to make announcements as to when and where the family photo will be taken.  I throw in the "A-Hat" code word in the announcements and you'll be surprised how many people come up to me and ask me what's an A-Hat?  At that point I know they are not on TRW and thus a perfect time to hand out a business card.

If you are going to do this, how would you distribute them as we are all over the country?  Certain people who will go to certain large events and they can pass them out there?  Just a thought.

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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2020, 05:25:01 PM »
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Peteski, that is great!  If we were to number the lines in your PDF as 1 through 4 I would rearrange them to be 3,4,2,1.  For some 1 may be a blank line if they are a Lone Wolf.  I think The Railwire logo should take precedence if it's a TRW badge.

Now comes the $64M question.  How can this be a template where the user can insert his own lines 1,2,4 (in your original PDF)?  Can it be a Word file as most people can edit that and not a PDF.


Mike, I Posted my my badge an an example what I came up with.  It was made for the Springfield show in which I participate primarly as the NE NTRAK member.  The Railwire membership was secondary.  That is why the logos are arranged in that order. If we want a Railwire badge, then there is no need for indicting any other club memberships.

The badge was created in my ancient Corel Draw 12, and published to PDF. I don't know how to create form fields and make them editable.  The RW logo is simply taken from one of the banner images.  The NTRAK logo is vector-based (I drew it myself for use in various club projects).

I could try saving the file in some ancient MS Word format, hoping that someone can use it, ,or even provide the original Corel .cdr file.
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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2020, 06:54:22 PM »
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Mike, I Posted my my badge an an example what I came up with.  It was made for the Springfield show in which I participate primarly as the NE NTRAK member.  The Railwire membership was secondary.  That is why the logos are arranged in that order. If we want a Railwire badge, then there is no need for indicting any other club memberships.

Peteski, I understand that.  I was just suggesting if we want to do one for the sole purpose of TRW then maybe we can do it in the order I was suggesting.  Yes, club affiliation is not necessary and probably not even wanted, at this point.

I think I have a dirty work around.  I took your PDF, insert it into Word as an object then paste Text boxes over your name and club logo and added my handle below.

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So can you take what you have in CDR and do the following:
  • Put The Railwire logo on top
  • Put the URL on the bottom
  • Keep it as a PDF
I would ask the community what additional things we want to add; motif, graphics, boarders, other logos, etc.

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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2020, 07:31:54 PM »
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Peteski, I understand that.  I was just suggesting if we want to do one for the sole purpose of TRW then maybe we can do it in the order I was suggesting.  Yes, club affiliation is not necessary and probably not even wanted, at this point.

I think I have a dirty work around.  I took your PDF, insert it into Word as an object then paste Text boxes over your name and club logo and added my handle below.


So can you take what you have in CDR and do the following:
  • Put The Railwire logo on top
  • Put the URL on the bottom
  • Keep it as a PDF
I would ask the community what additional things we want to add; motif, graphics, boarders, other logos, etc.

Mike, lets simplify things.

The badge size I made is 4" X 3".
Attached to this post is the bitmap of TRW logo.  You can take it and make new badges.
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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2020, 07:47:58 PM »
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Just went ahead and made a quick one for my own use.  Leaving it here in case anyone else wants to use it as an attachment.




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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2020, 09:57:39 PM »
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It seems to me that the only way this is going to result in uniformly formatted badges is if somebody makes and posts a template here that can be downloaded and modified by each user inserting his/her name, and maybe club affiliation.

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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2020, 10:08:23 PM »
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It seems to me that the only way this is going to result in uniformly formatted badges is if somebody makes and posts a template here that can be downloaded and modified by each user inserting his/her name, and maybe club affiliation.



Yeah, I'd have to agree.
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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2020, 10:46:41 PM »
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I will give that a shot tomorrow.

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Re: Does anyone have a Railwire Name Badge template?
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2020, 11:30:35 PM »
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Shouldn't the 'W' be capitalised.
It may be a portmanteau word, but it is emphasised in speech and other writing ok... (and is when abbrev'd) gulp ...  :? :o
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