Paper and Card Structures

B&O GLENNWOOD Jan 28, 2011

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    65,250
    15,260
    653
    "File not found" may simply mean the original poster has moved or removed the image. As to Photobucket, see my post #348, above.
     
    Robert Dambrauskas likes this.
  2. Robert Dambrauskas

    Robert Dambrauskas TrainBoard Member

    11
    1
    4
    Hi Jeff, thanks for taking an interest! I searched for paper card models and for 18 or 19 pages of posts, most have the image of a cool looking model, like walls, roofs, etc. but superimposed on those images is "Photobucket". I would love to print some of the buildings and try to build some, but I can't. Images with photobucket on them are no good, and when I click on the "good" images, it leads to "file not found". I'm using a Mac pro.
     
  3. Robert Dambrauskas

    Robert Dambrauskas TrainBoard Member

    11
    1
    4
    Thanks! I guess I looked at these card models too late, and didn't get a chance to download them. Oh well, I will press on!
     
  4. dutchrail

    dutchrail New Member

    4
    17
    12
    I made this background in 3 layers using Tomkat's files.
    Will make some more DSCF1891.JPG DSCF1897.JPG DSCF1895.JPG
     
    Tomkat, CNE1899, gmorider and 5 others like this.
  5. Robert Dambrauskas

    Robert Dambrauskas TrainBoard Member

    11
    1
    4
  6. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

    1,376
    3,091
    54
    Go back to the first page of this thread and look though it. There are a huge number of flats posted. Just copy and save as a jpeg. It does, however look like photobucket has messed up a number of them. You might obtain some of them by taking screen shots.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2020
    Robert Dambrauskas likes this.
  7. Robert Dambrauskas

    Robert Dambrauskas TrainBoard Member

    11
    1
    4
    Thanks, I have started building some of the models from Scalescenes and they are wonderful! I'll try to post photos when I finish them. It is too bad that most of the pages are either Photobucket, or file not found. Oh well, time to move on...
     
  8. dutchrail

    dutchrail New Member

    4
    17
    12
    Hi, thanks for the comments.
    The files were downloaded by opening them, then right-click and save as...
    This way you miss the Photobucket logo. When you open the picture in a programme liko Paint, you can resize it for your scale.
    I use H0 so a door should be 6'8". In H0 that should be about 23 mm or slightly less than 1". All that is left is printing and cutting the picture.
    Layers are 8 mm or 3/8" apart.
    For some buildings I removed some windows and made a box behind with light and a figure. Since I need about 25'of background, that is to much work for every building.
    These layers were all in the same scale, by making them smaller, you can force the perspective. I made some test prints but am not yet satisfied.
     
    EsK and Robert Dambrauskas like this.
  9. Robert Dambrauskas

    Robert Dambrauskas TrainBoard Member

    11
    1
    4
    Ah! Thank you so much!! I have to open the pictures in a new window, which gets rid of photobucket, then "save file as"... Works!! Now I'll be busy for the rest of time. There are some nice free downloads at Scalescenes and modeltrainsoftware.com, and others. But the scalescenes build well, very realistic! Thanks again for your help!
     
    EsK likes this.
  10. dutchrail

    dutchrail New Member

    4
    17
    12
    Here are some more pictures, including the background with the windows cut out.
     

    Attached Files:

    sidney, CNE1899, gmorider and 4 others like this.
  11. Robert Dambrauskas

    Robert Dambrauskas TrainBoard Member

    11
    1
    4
    those are very cool looking, perfect for shelf layouts! Thanks for the post dutchrail!
     
  12. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

    8,612
    2,253
    127
    Just seeing this after 4 years.
    Thank you for the information.

    I'm working on skyscrapers, container homes and storage tanks.
     
  13. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

    8,612
    2,253
    127
    A few 'tin can and paper' 'Round Homes'. Next up will be 'Tin Can and Paper' 'Storage Tanks'
    Home Round  with Figures 20210927_231715.jpg

    Shows progression of development from right to left. Note the door on the tall one and the fence on the left.
    Home Round  with Figures 20210927_231715.jpg Home Round  3 showing progresion a  20210927_235148.jpg

    I have been working on 'Container Size' homes. I describe it that way because while they are the size / shape of a 40' container they don't have the 'texture' of the container.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2021
    Mike VE2TRV, SLSF Freak and CNE1899 like this.
  14. CNE1899

    CNE1899 TrainBoard Member

    623
    857
    19
    In some scale they might make good petroleum storage tanks, or a water tower.

    Scott
     
    Grey One and Mike VE2TRV like this.
  15. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

    8,612
    2,253
    127
    @CNE1899 Those are 'mini' tuna cans. The step-daughter will be eating a few more of them.
    There are About:
    Height: 1.25" - 20' N-scale
    Circumference: 8.25"
    I've attached the file with the 'scale', (2' increments), and a 'stone wall that could be used to hide the base.
    Tuna Can Home.png
    I could probably print these in color to plain paper and mail them to folks for free. If you know 'MS Paint' I might be able to customize colors.
     
  16. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

    8,612
    2,253
    127
    A couple more color options and the 'roofs:
    Tuna Can Home V2 .png
     
  17. Grey One

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

    8,612
    2,253
    127
    'How I Did It' and What I Learned in the Process:
    This will be a series of cardstock structures I designed in MS Paint that comes with Windows.
    I cal it 'How I Did It' because I have only done 2 as of this day and know there is plenty to learn. When possible I'll include both photos and vedeos of the work.
    Bungalow(ish) house with flat roof, flag stone patio, stone wall, green area and a scale:
    Bungalowish Oct 21 10 29.jpg

    The 'How I Did It' video:


    My next projects are
    Clean up my 4 story square apt building
    Clean up my
    'Sto rage Warehouse
    F ire proof'
    or
    'rage
    warehouse
    ire
    proof'
    Based on an actual warehouse in Cambridge, MA which from just the right angle and under just certain circumstances that *is* how it reads.

    The N-Scale files are available for free via email.
    I am willing to laser print to cardstock and mail them for the cost of the envelope / postage + whatever else you choose to include, (including nothing).
    These are not professional grade.
    I make no promises on how they will survive the US mail.
     
  18. Robert Dambrauskas

    Robert Dambrauskas TrainBoard Member

    11
    1
    4
    These images are great! Thank you!
     
  19. Jon Milburn

    Jon Milburn New Member

    1
    0
    1
    Are these available without the watermark? Thanks, Jon
     
  20. dutchrail

    dutchrail New Member

    4
    17
    12
    Yes, see my entry from Oct 24, 202.
     

Share This Page