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Steam Poster

By cabbie  
Good morning everyone

This is something of a first for me two contributions in two days, but I find myself with a little problem. I have a passion for the old railway posters and seaside posters of the 50's and found myself doing another version of Goathland station (sorry to bore you). Deciding I wanted to print this on cheap thin tin like the old brasso ,woodbine, pears soap type on old station walls for outdoors all I can find is people who will only print on thickish aluminium. So is there anybody with suggestions out there?. Many thanks for all your kind comments on the last upload as usual I was blown away


Tags: Transport Poster Nymr Goathland yorkshire moors

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dawnmichelle 10 12 United States
16 Oct 2013 1:05PM
wonderful capture and processing

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ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
17 Oct 2013 7:38AM
An excellent shot, well captured and processed
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 7:42AM
Superb processing here - love it!
You could try or
Alternatively try aging it yourself around the edges or such - the aluminium is fab - particularly from Whitewall where they print directly onto aluminium (as opposed to a photo mounted onto the aluminium which is naff!) and you have a choice of 2 thicknesses. I have several of these - and they have lasted so very well - don't even attract the dust!! Smile

17 Oct 2013 7:51AM
Have you tried an enamel company rather than a photo processing company Bob? I don't know whether it's possible but it may be worth a try,
Blakey_Boy 7 1 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 8:07AM
I can really understand this additional post. And I really like the poster style of this version.
Sorry I can't help with where to get the Erick you're after, but hopefully Caziwinkles suggestion helps.
Nice work

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 8:07AM
Lovely image. Clueless about the tin thing though.
capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 8:31AM
That's got the look spot on, well done.Smile

Richsr 11 91 223 England
17 Oct 2013 8:50AM
Works well Bob - but no idea on getting printed on tin
17 Oct 2013 8:55AM
No idea about tin printing Bob but I think Caziwinkles has suggested the best places but there must be somewhere as you can get reproduction Brasso ones etc. It is a lovely shot and deserves a special treatment.
17 Oct 2013 9:45AM
Excellent process.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
17 Oct 2013 10:14AM
Love the treatment Bob, excellent capture.


17 Oct 2013 1:34PM
What a wonderful creation, Bob!

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 3:04PM
Very professional...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 3:21PM
Excellent work Bob and a classic shot, all that smoke and steam takes me back to being a kid again. Hope you are able to sort out your tin printing problem.
myrab 11 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 6:01PM
Love it bob.

Mike_Smith Plus
10 476 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 7:14PM
This is a brilliant poster style image, cant help with the printing though, why dont you put a post in the forums
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2013 7:22PM
Good work!
richmowil Plus
9 335 2 England
17 Oct 2013 9:40PM
Great processing!! Very good image!!
18 Oct 2013 7:57AM
You have got a lovely effect with your processing. Like it a lot. Sorry no idea about your printing prob.

Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 12:19PM
Great work done here Bob.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
18 Oct 2013 12:32PM
Lovely work Bob, but can't help with the printing,
18 Oct 2013 5:48PM
An excellent shot
6 3 8 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 7:22PM
Another excellent productionWinkGrin
Jocelia 6 2 1 Australia
19 Oct 2013 12:33AM
What a smasher Bob. I too love old steam trains.
Used to collect engine numbers when I was a kid. Usually had
a telling off for coming back stinking of steam, or covered in coal specks
Our steam trains only run in the winter here ( W A) because of
causing bush fires.
Can’t help you with the mounting but it seems Carol has some good ideas.
All the best with your project…...WinkWinkWink
19 Oct 2013 12:58AM
Excellent Bob..Lin
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
19 Oct 2013 8:45AM
A wonderful poster, and I love that robust look of that engine.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2013 11:18AM
A splendid poster and hope you find what you want.
(I love steam engines too)
bazmo 10 6 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2013 12:30PM
Hi Bob, love the image mate and had a look out there for possible answers, however the ones I found were prohibitively expensive for a one off print. I did come across a company that allows you to print onto a metalic type surface, you then need to treat afterwards with a protective spray (weatherproof etc) this is the contact info I found if it helps ok. p.s if this breaks any site rules then I apologise for my ignorence.

Mailing address :

Innovation House

Units 10-11 The Sidings,

Station Road,


LS20 8BX. United Kingdom

Telephone : +44 (0) 1943 870944


Office hours :

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2013 11:59PM
Beautiful capture... Lovely nostalgic shot...
Very good work... IB
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
20 Oct 2013 8:03PM
Should make a perfect image for your poster Bob. I do hope you can find someone to do the work.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
21 Oct 2013 8:52AM
Super work.
Really well done.
Hope you secure the metal poster you aim for.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2013 9:42AM
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tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2013 4:20PM
This will make a great postcard Bob.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2013 9:04AM
Again you are featured e2 piccy at the moment Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
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28 Oct 2013 7:33AM
A pure nostalgia
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2013 10:33PM
a good repeat of the poster and with such clear details
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2013 4:38PM
A lovely image of times gone by,

Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
1 Nov 2013 11:34AM
Wonderful work . We went from Bridlington on a day trip but if we stayed to see the trains steaming in all their glory we'd miss the coach home so we didn't see it Sad Looks a great image & well composed xx
xwang 8 56 8
25 Nov 2013 7:20PM
Beautiful work..looks like a poster...sorry, can't offer you anything about print.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
9 Dec 2013 7:33PM
very nice, could also be beautiful in Sepia !
these muted tones help with the nostalgic touch
Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2014 7:07AM
Fantastic work..........Smile

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