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Anyone for card board ... model railways?

Postby mad gerald » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:59 pm

I've seen there is some interest 'round here in card board modelling ...

Well, I did some more as the already mentioned Diesel Draisine - i.e. a coach, a MACK Switcher adaption, a goods waggon (for small amounts of crop, vegetables etc.), but I did some modelling in styrene as well.

At the moment, I'm going to script a website to show it all, so I can't upload everything here at the moment.

Just in case you are VERY interested i ncard board stuff, here are two links of a modelling mate (Szigligeti Kerti Vasutak) in the BUNTBAHN-FORUM, who built several locos of the JW-20 ("Jenbach Pony"), constructed by Oliver Zoffi:

The card board varieties ...

http://www.buntbahn.de/modellbau/viewtopic.php?p=263507&sid=a7359808cd7bdf3a8e7c3ed33ad7209b

... and a rusty one in action ...

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=ET43CmL_QaI

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Postby cjwalas » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:22 pm

That's great, Mad Gerald! The finished models look fantastic. Very inspiring!
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Postby mad gerald » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:31 pm

Chris,

I wondered the whole time about how familiar your name sounded to me ... now I visited your website and I rembered being there before, after I accidental found a kind of/your workshop about sculpturing figures in the WWW - GREAT!

That's something I'm gonna do as soon as my permanent lack of time (family, job) will allow me ...!

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Postby KEG » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:01 pm

Hi,

Those Jenbachs from Buntbahnforum were built by Christian from Nürnberg with his sons.

They are based on Oliver Zoffi´s designs for the Lasergang
http://www.zoffi.net/MOBAZI/GN15/Bauanleitung_JW20.pdf

Oliver showed some of his work in here a few months ago.

http://www.zoffi.net/MOBAZI/LGB/laserbausaetze/index.htm

Some people might remember his Gn15 Diesel with DCC plus sound and remote operated Kadee couplings.

These little Gn15 Jenbach Ponies seem to be all over the place now.

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Postby PeterH » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:26 pm

Hi Mad Gerald - I'm for card board ...

Great work, looking forward to your web site
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Postby mad gerald » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:32 pm

Peter,

thanks as far as I am concerned (Diesel Draisine and other stuff), but just to avoid misunderstading: the JW20 varieties are built by Christian aka Szigligeti Kerti Vasutak and the JW20 is a construction by Oliver Zoffi - I wrote in my first posting - who introduced it here some time ago.

Juergen was so kind adding the corresponding links to Olivers Site.

Hi Juergen,

nice to meet you here ... :lol:

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Postby John New » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:04 am

Card is making a come back. Some examples include an article recently in the UK Railway Modeller mag about a cardboard base EM Gauge model, several done on here last year for the 2007 challenge, Simon is having an article in Continental Modeller, mag soon (As mentioned in this thread) so it is happening.

I have always found card a good medium to work in and have some card modelling tips written by Keith Hunt on my website here.

Unfortunately the range of kits for 009 Keith had hoped to launch during 2008 has been delayed due to personal reasons but the tips are valid for all scales. However you may see a very bashed version of the Meolwyn kit (based a draft version of the artwork) appear as an O9 loco during the next few days.
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Postby Geeky Gecko » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:14 pm

Modelling in card?
Count me in.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Mon Dec 15, 2008 5:26 pm

Geeky Gecko wrote:Modelling in card?
Count me in.
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Interesting place to have a dartboard :D
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:47 pm

Hi

I also like the dartboard :D . Could not see the darts though :!: :!:
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Postby mad gerald » Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:51 pm

Well,

I'm glad to see that card board modelling isn't quite dead 'round here ... :lol: :lol: :lol:

Interesting to see too, that there are different techniques using card board in railroad modelling.

@ Geeky Gecko:
What kind of flat truck/wagon did you use?

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Postby Geeky Gecko » Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:48 am

Ralph said
" Could not see the darts though "
I did try, but I felt insanity getting a little too close :evil:
Maybe time for another attempt though.
Gerald, the chassis is an old lwb ( Triang I think ) wagon with a lump cut from the middle and fitted with smaller wheels to allow it to pass (just) under a low bridge.
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Postby MOG » Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:26 pm

I really like the idea.. haven't had a lot of success as yet though.. perhaps haven't tried hard enough. .. I did have a plan for a 'kit' to make a funicular which I must finish off.

There's a guy who appears at local shows showing off O standard gauge stuff built in card. I take it the lacquering etc is all a vital part of it?
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Postby mad gerald » Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:19 pm

Martin, it's me again :lol: ...

... I'm not quite sure, if I got your question concerning the lacquering right. But some "of us card board builders" use special grey card board and glue white paper or card board on it, colouring it similar to a styrene loco. Others glue - under pressure - printed paper on thicker card board or even wood. And some - like me - do their work mainly on the PC. I use MS PowerPoint for construction, print the files on white card board and glue everything together - or sometimes on that special and thicker grey card board ...

I did a workshop about that in the Buntbahn-Forum; perhaps you are interested and have enough knowledge about german language:

http://www.buntbahn.de/modellbau/viewtopic.php?t=7856


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