Hey Robin, have you seen this?

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by 2slim, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. 2slim

    2slim Member

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    Got a copy of the March Railroad Model Craftsman magazine and there is an article about this company Paper Creek Models . They seem to have some pretty nice looking material sheets, I think the structure kits are kind of expensive. The article in RMC mentions using sheet wood as an underlayment to prevent warping due to humidity. I don't recall you ever complaining about this using your cereal box construction. Do you use extra bracing to prevent that? I am toying with the idea of ordering some of the material sheets as I have a couple of cabins to build for my friends layout. I will keep you posted.

    2slim :thumb:
  2. rdlshadow

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    This guy makes a great product. I have used his shingles and other roofing items. The way that they are cut and the thickness makes them look so real. I have not done any of his structures yet. But having done paper models in the past I would say yes use some osrt of backing to prevent warping. But this guys products are A+
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    Yes, I used their Cedar Shingles and found them to be very realistic looking and easy to work with. I applied them over a styrene roof. Would not use paper without some form of backing.

    Val
  4. 2slim

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    Hi all,
    Well I bit the bullet and ordered a sheet of shingles and a sheet of the unpainted wood. So do you think I should make the cabin out of say cereal board and then laminate the material sheets to that? Or would that still be too thin? I was really impressed with the photos of the depot, that would make a cool addition to a layout. I wonder if that small dock is made of strip wood? I wish they did a sheet of windows and doors. I think I'm going to download the little outhouse too.

    2slim
  5. Russ Bellinis

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    If I remember correctly, Robin uses corregated cardboard for reinforcement.
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Thats true Russ. I have also used some pine strips at times but corrugated cardboard reinforcement works really well.
  7. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    The other advantage to the corrugated cardboard for reinforcement is that it is about the same cost as the cereal board.