From the MAKE Flickr pool:
Toner-transfer and PNP film transfer etching can be used for more than just circuit boards.
Ed Hume shares images of these etched brass signs used to accent his recreation of the Climax 3/4″ locomotive. Visit the full photo set to enjoy some maker zen.

Etched hobby train signage – Link

Climax scale locomotive photo set – Link

PNP transfer film @ All Electronics – Link

From the pages of MAKE:
MAKE 09 – page 123 -Link

Printed Circuit Board Primer
Printed Circuit Boards. Step-by-step instructions for making your own PCBs at home. MAKE 02 – page 164. Subscribers–read this article now in your digital edition or get MAKE 02 @ the Maker store.

Collin Cunningham

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

  • Wenhaston Blackheath

    …and if you want to etch iron, zinc or aluminium, just use a strong solution of copper sulphate and common salt, instead of your PCB etchant. This works especially quickly on aluminium.