A cardboard layout

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A cardboard layout

Postby Beynac » Mon May 15, 2017 10:56 am

Another idea: building a cardboard layout. It could be used in 00, H0 or N scale / gauge. The curves radius is 10" (250mm).
If you think this layout looks like a hill you saw somewhere else, you're right. :D
As usual all your constructive criticism are welcome.

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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Bufferstop » Mon May 15, 2017 12:38 pm

Recycled materials, great for experimenting with at little cost!
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Beynac » Tue May 16, 2017 10:13 am

Thanks. I found the idea in this video but I don't want the same layout.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40Hs8GfnfZ4
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Bufferstop » Wed May 17, 2017 11:29 pm

Corrugated cardboard instead of plywood, but built on the same principals. Wonder where he gets the pristine sheets of card?
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Beynac » Thu May 18, 2017 7:11 am

I had all that old stuff in my garage (or in my organized chaos if you see what I mean). :lol:
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Bufferstop » Sun May 21, 2017 11:48 am

I'm sure Beynac will forgive me for butting in here. I've moved this thread into Baseboard design and construction as the link three posts back shows an important alternative method of light baseboard construction. It calls for a different approach to the design of the scenery, some extra care in how it is supported and transported and the application of a thorough layer of moisture proof varnish.
Why bother then? It's very light weight yet strong. The major material can be found cost free and it requires less carpentry skills and tools. All things which may persuade more beginners into the hobby and I think we all agree that is a very worth while thing. Don't be put off by the fact that the commentary is in French, just turn it off, as a how-to the video works perfectly in silence.
As it's the whole point of my interruption I'll repeat the link here
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Mountain » Sun May 21, 2017 3:13 pm

It is a brilliant concept of modelling on the cheap. The more scenery that is added, the firmer the results should be as the base strips for the scenery also add support to the structure just as much as the structure supports the strips. I love it.
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Beynac » Sun May 21, 2017 3:19 pm

You're absolutely right Bufferstop. This is the best place for my thread. No problem at all ! :D
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Beynac » Sun May 21, 2017 4:12 pm

Bad news ! My lovely dog played with my cardboard layout. Because she's not a true railway modeller, the result was a complete disaster. :mrgreen:
I love my dog more than my work...so no punishment at all ! :roll:
Unfortunately I used all my cardboard stock. :evil:
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Bufferstop » Sun May 21, 2017 9:26 pm

Sorry to hear of the fate of your layout , next time use card from a case of washing powder, not of bicuits. :D Is scavenging from skips permissable in France, you should soon find some large sheets of card? Boxes for 1300cm flat screen TVs might be a good source. We have strict rules that say materials for recycling must be put inside the recycling bin. Big sheets of card often get stuck inside the bin causing the machine to keep trying to shake it out. So the refuse collectors prefer you to stand them alongside so they can just throw them in. Our collection day is Tuesday, so Monday evening is a good time to walk around the neighbourhood if you are looking for large sheets of card.
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Beynac » Mon May 22, 2017 5:46 pm

Thanks for your replies Bufferstop. But the law must be obeyed in this country:

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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Bufferstop » Mon May 22, 2017 6:28 pm

Without getting. Political, isn't it strange. The French expect to have to obey all laws, but if we believe the commentators, turn a deaf ear to inconvenient edicts from Brussels. The British take a cavalier attitude to the rule of law, but enforce every EU regulation no matter how ridiculous. Let's hope it doesn't all end in tears.
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Beynac » Mon May 22, 2017 8:47 pm

Hey hey hey...this "wanted poster" is just a joke (funny I hope) and that's all. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Bufferstop » Mon May 22, 2017 11:07 pm

My comment was hopefully ironic (a situation so ridiculous it becomes funny). Perhaps it doesn't translate so well. :D
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Re: A cardboard layout

Postby Beynac » Tue May 23, 2017 1:13 pm

You're welcome. Today our free world has a bigger problem than this one: the Manchester terror attack.
France supports the British people in this painful ordeal.
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