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Cardboard locos kits

Postby Chris18 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:42 am

Hello there,
A long time ago, I found an online shop that sells cardboard locos kits suitable for Gn15.
Does anyone remember something about this shop ?
Thanks by advance for your help.
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:48 pm

Hi Chris,

I've been pondering this since I read your post this morning. I'm afraid the only thing I can come up with is Jim Snee, who, as we saw recently, only has his Photobucket printies still around.

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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby Chris18 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:17 pm

Got it ! But I made a mistake. These kits are not really suitable for Gn15...
Anyway, here is the link to Rail-Road Models:
http://www.rail-roadmodels.co.uk/
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby chris stockdale » Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:44 pm

Aha!

That explains it. I can't quite remember why but Roy shut down his previous enterprise, took a break and then started again. As you can see, it is really for 16mm and 7/8ths scales.

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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby Nevadablue » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:19 am

It is enjoyable to flip through Jim Snee's photobucket.

http://s22.photobucket.com/user/JimSnee/library/?sort=3&page=1
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby Chris18 » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:12 am

Many thanks for your help Gentlemen.
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby KEG » Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:52 am

Simply use the search function of this forum and you´ll find most of the cardboard projects and products which have ever been dealt with in this forum. There is no need to invent the wheel again every few days.

My favourite one is Stefan´s Rail Taxi: http://gn15.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9327&hilit=Rail+Taxi&start=25

And of course, one can scale every existing cardboard kit up or down, to fit it for Gn15 scale. (1 : 20 - 1 : 25) as long it fits on 16.5 mm track.


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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby Chris18 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:10 pm

KEG wrote: There is no need to invent the wheel again every few days.
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:lol: :lol: :lol:
Anyway, thanks for the link.
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:48 pm

I used to have problems with search facility on old forum. Maybe I wasn't using it properly, and it did have a lot of options. I tended to use it to find my older posts, but the basic search here seems to work OK, and fast. From my old work in IT, I do know that some databases can be easier to search than others, and this one has in effect been normalised so is its most efficient state.
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby Chris18 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:59 am

Absolutely !
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby tebee » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:32 am

Cardboard RH&DR Rolls and diesel loco - in 7mm but should be possible to enlarge

http://s9.zetaboards.com/MRW_Forums/topic/7277636/1/
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby tebee » Sat Dec 20, 2014 8:37 pm

Not loco, but cars - found this list, though not all links work

http://modellcom.blogspot.de/p/blog-page_22.html
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby Steve Holland » Sat Dec 20, 2014 10:51 pm

I had some vague memory of having seen some Polish narrow gauge locos and stock as card kits. A quick search has turned up https://modelik.pl/index.php?cPath=81&sStore=3a28811a29bbd975fe324c3c4e05cdc8 and they all seem to be to 1:25 scale. :D As they say round here - "fill yer boots lads!"
Probably a bit late to order for Christmas, but I will probably have to get one or two to put together in the New Year.
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby Chris18 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 5:57 am

Huge thanks for all your help Gentlemen.
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby Steve Holland » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:34 pm

I got a bit carried away, so the postman delivered three kits from Modelik.

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From what I can make out the GLS30 diesel was made for 500mm gauge as well as 600mm and 750mm gauges, so this will end up on a 16.5mm gauge chassis of some sort. I can live with the 3.5mm short of an exact scale 500mm gauge. The wheels are 19mm diameter on a 34mm wheelbase so a scratch built chassis would not be difficult to cobble together if no RTR chassis is available. There is some video of one in action at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aewbTPdWG9E - look out for the derailing skip at around 10 minutes. Other footage at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIW3_wPSZAk, check out the loose shunting at around 3:40! Lots of modelling inspiration here but I guess the real challenge is to make the loco's cab front window wobble about in its frame like the one in the video.
This lot should keep me occupied for hours, especially as the instructions are written in Polish and I don't understand them :?
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby RoGNer » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:09 pm

The GLS30 looks wonderful!

Pictures please sir!

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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby docnjoj » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:30 pm

Those look really nice, especially the little diesel. They are not cheap. One 7 dollar model costs almost 30 USD with postage. I guess it is less in Europe?
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby Nevadablue » Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:16 am

Several of the models on eBay for around $25 with "free" shipping.
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby Steve Holland » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:16 pm

The postage was 20 Euros for outside Poland shipment, so it would make one kit quite expensive - that's my excuse for getting three. Not sure what the Dollar/Euro/Pound exchange rate works out at but I guess the US price is about equivalent to the UK price for the kits.
I don't want to post any photos of pages of the books that make up the kits in case it infringes any copyrights (sorry Roger), but there are views of what you get on the Modelik website. The kits are quite complete, about the only thing missing on the GLS30 are the drive chains from the gearbox to the axles and the Lxd2 has a complete driveshaft/gearbox system underneath
When I get time I have a feeling that the GLS30 may get put together as Modelik intend complete with the engine under the bonnet, and a second one may be put together in parallel using styrene as I don't think that thin card would stand up to much abuse on a layout. Don't hold your breath waiting for progress though - you may turn purple before anything happens :lol:
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Re: Cardboard locos kits

Postby Nevadablue » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:30 pm

Their website is quite good for showing what is in the kits. I'm considering a truck or two and maybe an airplane if I can find one in the right period. (no later than 1937) I think I can get away with the Chevrolet WWII truck because if is quite odd and most people won't have any idea what year it was. The detail on the kits is amazing for paper. I'm looking for appropriate rubber tires for the trucks, but may just go with the paper. The ebay trucks run around 20 bucks US shipped, some even less.
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