My previous post on how I make my waybills, available at http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2011/02/waybills-4.html, showed the final result of the blank waybill that I’m using. This post is to correct possible misunderstanding of the first post I did on this subject, called “Waybills” in December 2010, at http://modelingthesp.blogspot.com/2010/12/waybills.html.
In that first post, I placed a blank waybill which did not have the description of the articles of cargo as the bottom item on the bill, which is effectively how the prototype bill is laid out. The way that bill should look is shown here, with the “description” area properly located (subsequent posts on waybills did have this correct arrangement):
As I’ve stated previously, I fill out the waybills using a variety of digital typefaces which look like prototype billing typewriter fonts (always completely in upper case). The font I’ve found which looks close to the SP’s billing typewriter is called Bell Gothic. Here is an example of it, for a load to my fish cannery:
I also use two typefaces which nicely suggest worn and dirty keys in a typewriter. One is called “Mom’s Typewriter” (literally digitized from the output of an old typewriter), available free at www.fontspace.com/christoph-mueller/moms-typewriter, and the other is called “Typenoksidi,” which Jeff Aley told me about originally, available free for personal use at www.dafont.com/typenoksidi.font. Here’s an example of the latter face, an inbound load directed to a team track:
These waybills are working well. What I plan next on this topic is to describe the procedure I use in “pulling” waybills for a forthcoming operating session, and then managing waybills and Empty Car bills in the process.