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Single message by Martin Wynne       Topic: Adding background maps
Posted: 23 Feb 2019 10:28
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Martin Wynne
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Hi John,

The two lines on the map are the rails. Bear in mind that they are to scale gauge, so if you are designing for 00 gauge they will be a bit wider than your model rails.

When working with maps in Templot, the very first thing to do is to set your scale. It's no good trying to change from say EM to 0 gauge afterwards, it will all go wrong.

Where are you getting the 60"/mile map from? Is it one of the NLS 60" London maps from the 1890s? If so Templot can get the map from the NLS for you and size it to the correct scale automatically.

Is it some other paper map which has been scanned? Is it a modern digital map?

5ft to the mile is a scale of 1:1056 for the paper maps. But that's not sufficient info for a computer screen, because they work in dots, not inches.

You also need to know the size of the image in dots, and the resolution at which it was scanned in dots per inch (DPI).

Templot will tell you the image size in dots, and it's easy to guess the DPI with a bit of trial and error.

To see the size in dots, select the map in the list and look below the list, like this:



The numbers are the width and height of the image, in dots.

If you tell me those numbers, and your model scale, I will do the rest of the calculations for you, and suggest the most likely sizes for the map to try in Templot.

cheers,

Martin.


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