Monday, April 05, 2010

Doing the Business...


"Business cards are cards bearing business information about a company or individual. They are shared during formal introductions as a convenience and a memory aid. A business card typically includes the giver's name, company affiliation (usually with a logo) and contact information such as street addresses, telephone number(s), fax number, e-mail addresses and website. It can also include telex, bank account, tax code. Traditionally many cards were simple black text on white stock; today a professional business card will sometimes include one or more aspects of striking visual design."

Am_Fet writes:

Okay, so this idea came through a wee bit late to get to the convention, but I was throwing around the idea in my mind of whether to give Cabbage some business cards to hand around at the convention this easter weekend.

One of the more effective business cards that I had seen came from Fiddlers Green, a card modelling website. In a nutshell, their business card came with a complete J3 Cub that you could cut out and assemble...good stuff!

So....would such a dodge work with us? I quickly scribbled off an L4 top on the standard business card size in 0.4mm ply and sent it around the MD hierachy for comments:

The Head Druff himself replied:

"I think its a good one. Its a pity that you can’t do it for modern wagons. So an L1, L2a, M, a workmans hutt, a Jigger? If the underframe thing comes off then a Q. A K box wagon (no roof). In fact anything that would take up a card space (wee lineside buildings etc). Very much along the lines of the old BM model, so don’t have to be perfect (no roofs general outline correct). Maybe charge $5 a piece"

So what do the Peanut Gallery think? I dont think there would have been many left if I had got them done!


Anonymous said...

That's a great idea ! I have seen the FG Cub Card (probably folds up to N Scale) and there was a Kiwi version out years ago featuring approx. Z scale NZ buildings (a dairy, house, long drop etc) on a postcard. A jigger would be a good subject to produce.
These could even solve the problem of low cost starter sets ;)

lalover said...

Yes a very good idea, and yes things like this are snapped up, even just as a promotion.
Wot about a 10ft container...

Anonymous said...

A great idea !

I will be at the Palmerston North Railex in July with my NZ120 Manawatu Gorge so could have some to hand out with some made up examples.

BTW are there any other NZ120 layouts/displays wanting space at this event? If so please advise asap.