May or may not count as a 'real' paper model but night before last I made insomnia work for me and threw together some quick cardboard mockups of a plastic model kit I want to buy next month of three trackside sheds in HO scale which to use on my set of HO modules on local club's layout.
Has been ages and ages since I've done anything resembling actual classic paper modeling.
Handcar shed, relay cabinet, and generic tool shed kit has been previously offered by Model Power, and who knows who else in decades past, and is now issued by Walthers. Walthers catalog has listed footprint dimensions, so, using those, I went to work.
Yesterday made the quick 2 mile trip to our model RR club to see where the sheds would look best around where I want them on one of my 4 modules.
A display carton for packets of cat treats and a box for frozen egg rolls provided the raw materials.
I don't care for dilapidated appearance of handcar shed and that will be changed when kit is acquired and constructed.
Okay, that works, looks more or less logical. Relay cabinet is out of frame to left at signals at other end of crossover.
Handcar shed ramp/platform will have to be shortened, but, hey, what fun is building a model if you don't change it
Fun to look at images from the little people's point of view. Going to be a colorful scene when done.
Sheds will get painted to match signal cabin and the grounded cabus as yard office.