Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

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Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Postby ianb26 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:54 am

mikem64 wrote:I've also taken on board about addding a print ruler so you can check to ensure your printer has printed the full scale 00 size, basically its a line marked at 25mm / 50mm & 100mm


That is a good idea Mike. Would it be possible to do a print ruler for H0, 87% of scale for 00 (3.5mm to the foot).I have just printed out the Railway Hotel and St Cuthberts church. I now have to find the space on the layout where to put them! Measuring the 87% prints it appears 25mm 00 would be 22mm H0, 50mm would be 44mm, and 100mm would be 87mm.

Would it be possible to include the windows on pages 1, 2, 3, 4, & 8 of the Railway Hotel as an acetate sheet similar to the windows layout on St Cuthberts Church? Also do you have a link to photos of the construction of the Railway Hotel?

Also have you had any more thoughts on a fast food restaurant? A multi-national would be good, or would there be copyright issues using multi-national logos. Just a thought.

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Postby End2end » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:06 pm

ianb26 wrote:Also have you had any more thoughts on a fast food restaurant? A multi-national would be good

Wimpy would be a good one as it covers so many time scales. :idea:
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Postby ianb26 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:17 pm

End2end wrote:Wimpy would be a good one as it covers so many time scales. :idea:


As I'm in Australia, I was thinking KFC, Maccas, Burger King (Happy Jacks in Australia), Pizza Hut. We don't have Wimpy in Australia.

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Postby Doghouse » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:57 pm

Two versions of a Little Chef Restaurant and also a McDonald's Fast Food are available
from Kingsway Models http://www.kingswaymodels.com/page24.htm
An example of Pizza Hut can be seen at https://www.trainmaster.ch/X-574.htm

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Postby Hymirl » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:36 am

Just found your site, these are very cool. Looki g firward to printing a few out for a go!

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Postby ianb26 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:00 am

Hi Michael,

I'm having trouble discerning the thickness of the 300 gsm cardstock in mm. I have googled it but that has multiple answers that don't all agree, so I am none the wiser. Also this applies in reverse, what is the gsm for 1mm & 2mm card.

What is the thickness you use for the 300gsm card stock? Conversely what is the gsm of the 1mm & 2mm card you use? A definitive answer will help a lot. I have built quite a few of your kits, but I think I should have used thicker or thinner stock on most of them.

Thanks,

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Re: Wordsworth Card Kits - FREE downloads

Postby argent » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:39 pm

Hi Mike,

I have downloaded and built your Diesel fueling point and am really impressed with the result.
The detail in the kit is so amazing and the accessories are included as well. I particularly like the fact that so little is required to weather the kit, just a couple of hoses for the pumps and a filling hatch and an air vent for the tank is all the unit needs to go on to my son's layout.

A big thumbs up and thanks for the trouble you've taken although from the amount of kits on your site I detect that you enjoy your work Mike.

Argent

To answer thh question above, 1mm board is the equivilent to 3 inches and 2mm board is 6 inches in OO scale, 300 gram card is the weight of card by the square metre hence GSM as aroun 3 sheets makes somewhere close to a millimetre the eath sheet would be a scale inch.

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Postby Bufferstop » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:07 pm

The GSM weight of a sheet material tells you very little about its thickness or stiffness. It's useful to know that 16 sheets of A4 is a square metre. So putting 16 A4 sheets on the post scales will tell you the GSM for a sample. 300gsm greyboard (the stuff cornflake packets are made of) is going to be considerably thicker but nowhere as stiff as 300gsm bright white business cardstock.
If you have an "Office Depot" or even better a "Hobbycraft" browse their stock, unless you have a small independent office/craft supplies shop, in which case use them for everything you can. You might pay a little more but often they will split packs. For example if you want one or two sheets of OHP transparency they often have an already split pack from copying to transparency for a customer, the best price will be online, but you'll have to buy a pack of 20 or more. Support them or they'll start disappearing as fast as model shops.
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Postby ianb26 » Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:55 am

Bufferstop wrote:The GSM weight of a sheet material tells you very little about its thickness or stiffness. It's useful to know that 16 sheets of A4 is a square metre. So putting 16 A4 sheets on the post scales will tell you the GSM for a sample. 300gsm greyboard (the stuff cornflake packets are made of) is going to be considerably thicker but nowhere as stiff as 300gsm bright white business cardstock.
If you have an "Office Depot" or even better a "Hobbycraft" browse their stock, unless you have a small independent office/craft supplies shop, in which case use them for everything you can. You might pay a little more but often they will split packs. For example if you want one or two sheets of OHP transparency they often have an already split pack from copying to transparency for a customer, the best price will be online, but you'll have to buy a pack of 20 or more. Support them or they'll start disappearing as fast as model shops.


I only want to know the thickness of 1 sheet/piece of cardstock for 300gsm in mm and the equivalent of 1mm cardstock in gsm. Likewise 2mm in gsm. I currently have a sheet of cardstock 510 x 760mm and the weight is showing as 1100 gsm, and the thickness is about 2.2mm. I also have a partly used sheet at about 1.14mm in thickness, but unfortunately the label is not on the offcut so I don't know the original size or gsm of it.

Thanks in advance for any further help.

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Postby Bufferstop » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:26 am

The qualities of paper and card are either rather subjective, or so complex that you need a laboratory to understand them, this is why it's far better to buy from a retail outlet, specifications can be very misleading. Our print room was run by an old guy who would pick up a sheet of card, flip it like a wobble board, run his fingers along the edges, lick them and do it again then pronounce. It to be OK for the task or tell you it'll be useless. His success rate was 99% or better, but he could never teach anyone else how to do it.
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Postby TimberSurf » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:40 am

ianb26 wrote:Hi Michael,

I'm having trouble discerning the thickness of the 300 gsm cardstock in mm. I have googled it but that has multiple answers that don't all agree, so I am none the wiser. Also this applies in reverse, what is the gsm for 1mm & 2mm card.

What is the thickness you use for the 300gsm card stock? Conversely what is the gsm of the 1mm & 2mm card you use? A definitive answer will help a lot. I have built quite a few of your kits, but I think I should have used thicker or thinner stock on most of them.

Thanks,

Ian

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There is no definitive answer! http://www.zxprinter.com/support/paper-thickness.html
It depends on the card type and the manufacturer.
The best way would be to use a vernier and measure the piece you have, or stack up 20 and measure the thickness with a metal rule and divide the answer by 20!
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