I thought i would upload a few photos of what i did before my card models. I don't know if should because they are matchsticks not card but the matchsticks are all glue to card which is left in the model. I use cream coloured card so it is not noticable between the matchsticks. Anyway i thought you guys might be interested in something different. They are built to the same scale as my card models at 20 to 1. There is approximateley 35,000 matches in the Flying Scotsman and the Duchess. They are about 4 foot long and each one took around a year to build. They are built from scratch using scale drawings and photos. The matches are purchased from a shop in bags of 10,000 without the heads otherwise they are normal matchsticks. The card is cut to size allowing for the width of the match and then they are glued to the card with PVA. It does take lots of time and patience. All the matchstick models i had seen where either buidlings or very basic so i set out to see if i could do a detailed model of a loco. Here is the result.