Morning all you card kit builders everywhere.
Well I see we've had some discussions regards card stock, I have to admitt I must have been very nieve regards card / papeer size / weights / thickness. You would think in a modern society we would be pretty much all using a standard, sadly this is not the case & I've had quite a few emails from card kit beginners from the USA & Canada where the term A4 is not used.
I'll try & inlcude paper size in dimensions which may help builders outside the UK.
So you may not be aware I started a new YouTube series on card kit building, the pilot episode was posted last week & seems to have gone down well with the emails I've received, in the pilot which sadly is split over 6 short 15min videos sshows me building the Stobart Rail Port-a-cabin. The next episode due will be me building the WMR platform kit, this kit I've picked as I've recieved quite a few emails asking for this one. Also planned will be the new single garage kit / lockup units. After that I may attempt a more complex kits the new corner shop / building which will transform the WMR terrace row kits.
So lets have a look at this new single garage kit / lockup units. Basicallly it's an update from a kit I designed to be built using 300gsm card, now adapted to 1mm card stock to fill a space on my own layout.
Here is the updated single garage kit with a new garage door / lock mechanism
Here is the kit when converted as a large lockup unit for use by local shops on your layout.
I then found the kit above was too big for the area on my layout, so with a little tweak I came up with this version, double width half size.
Then if we add the signage they because very good shop lockup units.
For those waiting for the Stobart Rail Port-a-cabin well it's here....
Stobart unit now joins the other two kits.
Well time for me to go again as I'm now going to update the website with these new goodies. Remember I'm also going to update the Murphy & Network rail port-a-cabins today so you have the option to build all three without signage / logos. Now you'll be able to use these kits for anything you may dream a use for, tea rooms, hire shops etc etc.
Keep the card faith,