Fun with Stocks… not rolling stocks

Image  Ok, so I was a little bored and decided to try my hand at creating a Stock Certificate for my model railroad.  I think the result came out pretty decently.

I was using Keynote (Apples version of PowerPoint) to do the layout, but it lacks vector text, so I had to do that portion in iDraw (A vector drawing program for the Mac.)  This was needed to do the curved text and other features.

So, of what possible use is this?  I’m not sure, like I said, I was a little bored.  I did think of things though;

  • If my layout ever gets finished, I can use them to give as mementos for people who visit the layout.
  • I can use them as ‘currency’ to determine who has seniority during an operating session (The more shares you have, the higher you are in seniority.)  You’ll get shares for helping work on the layout, building nice things and giving them to me (wow, isn’t that self-serving :) or generally helping in some way.

Here is a download link to the file in my file share, it is a PDF version

P&W Central Ct Sub Stock Certificate

If anyone needs the raw version, with everything layered and ‘editable’, let me know.  I can send it to you, or if enough people like it, I can link to that as well.

Let me know what you think, like I said, it was just a passing thing :)