Paper and Card Structures

B&O GLENNWOOD Jan 28, 2011

  1. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 HOn30 & N Scales Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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

    Robert Dambrauskas New Member

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    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

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    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

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    I made this background in 3 layers using Tomkat's files.
    Will make some more DSCF1891.JPG DSCF1897.JPG DSCF1895.JPG
     
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  6. RailMix

    RailMix TrainBoard Member

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    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.
     
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  7. Robert Dambrauskas

    Robert Dambrauskas New Member

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    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

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    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.
     
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  9. Robert Dambrauskas

    Robert Dambrauskas New Member

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    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!
     
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  10. dutchrail

    dutchrail New Member

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

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  11. Robert Dambrauskas

    Robert Dambrauskas New Member

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

    Grey One TrainBoard Supporter

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    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

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    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.
     
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  14. CNE1899

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

    Scott
     
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  15. Grey One

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    @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

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    A couple more color options and the 'roofs:
    Tuna Can Home V2 .png
     

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