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· Ian Wigglesworth
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Just found this thread!!

I've built the platform, gable roof engine shed and the new terrace houses.

I think they are really good.
Just started to design and build my own Signal box using the Scalescenes method of wrapping the brick sheets over card.
Built the Metcalf one but I dont think it looks that good compared to the one I'm making using the texture sheets.
If you want any more pics of the ones I've done so far just ask.



OO and N (N was for my dad)







These houses can also be built low relief fronts or backs.
I did work out the costs and if you take into account the glues price of the card and inks for printing it out there isn't much difference, for one off items.
It does work out really good value when you build lots of an item. I've just started on another block of terrace houses which is 3 of the above in one lump.

I sent John an Email and he did say thats why he was trying to concentrate launching modular designs as this is where you would save money.

Ian
 

· Ian Wigglesworth
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QUOTE (dwb @ 17 Jan 2007, 19:06) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>>the North Light Engine shed & had a ball with it, it comes as a 4 piece jig-saw roof unit but by printing pages as required, I made mine longer.

I'd love to see a photo of that. How do the windows work out? I've been wondering how the glazing side of the kits is managed.

David

Windows are very good, you just print them onto Transparency film.

I built the N gauge Northern light engine shed for my dad as a birthday present, came out really good.

They do take time though, and I always have a pack of baby wipes to hand when building as your fingers get covered in glue!!!
It save having to get up every few mins to wash your hands.

Ian
 

· Ian Wigglesworth
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I also took these.

These are card board sheets which are 900mm x 640mm in size, as you can see I've printed off and glued all the sheets required to make the terrace house.

Yes that is a sofa that the two sheets have filled.
Add to that the printed sheets that will be glued to other parts.....It's not a ten minute job but it's very rewarding when you finish the kit.

Once you've done one you can apply the system to anything you want to make.



Just to show the part built house insides, showing the floor, you do get a big choice of front/back doors and curtains.
You even get some photos and rug/carpet print outs to glue to the floors!



Ian
 

· Ian Wigglesworth
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QUOTE (Makemineadouble @ 15 Feb 2007, 20:27) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>simply stunning. What thickness of board have you used ?

Thanks guys.

I have used the recommended thicknesses, 200gsm white card, 1mm and 2mm thick grey fibre board.

The best place to buy everything from is 4D model shop.

http://www.yellowcatshop.co.uk/shop/defaul...ubcatid=3500114

They sell everything, and it was the only place to get the 1mm thick board from.

Hobby craft sell 2mm grey fibre mounting board which is much cheaper the 4D.
It just makes it easier to buy everything from one place.
Yes the sheets are very big and are delivered by courier wrapped in thick cardboard to protect them.

There is a little room for varying thicknesses but I actually used 1.5mm thick card and as you have to put 3 to 4 thicknesses together it ended up 2mm too wide!!!!

I will try and get some shots of my engine shed, I really need to build that again as it was the first one I did and I never got round to spraying the artists varnish over it to protect it.
I left it in the window and the sun has bleached the colours out of it a bit!!
Not to worry I will just print it off and build another.

Ian
 

· Ian Wigglesworth
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Ok last few,

I know gone over the top, but I'm really impressed with the quality of the kits, this is in grey stone wall.



Ignore the Bachmann starter engines, they got me started anyway!!





These rafter details you can add or leave out, there is a template in the build guide so I just cut out the cardboard and painted it black.

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· Ian Wigglesworth
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This is of my own design.

John Wiffen who is the guy behind scalescenes has not yet done a signal box, so I thought I would have a go.
Using the same priciples as the scalescene kits I have come up with this.
I have sent John at scalescenes an email asking if he could produce a wooden type texture sheet so that external walls can be clad, with a timber look.
He is doing one already! He says he is also going to be doing his own signal box later in the year.











You can just see the signal levers through the windows. thought it added a nice touch
yes the roof hasn't been glued on yet.

Ian
 

· Ian Wigglesworth
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QUOTE (Sol @ 18 Feb 2007, 22:13) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>On Jan 18, DWB asked about the windows in the North Light Engine Shed I had built & I apologize for not replying at that time.
Yes, transparency film but make sure you get the correct one for your printer.
The first one I got from local newsagency was for laser printers @ 50c each & for bubble jet, they cost 4 times as much but at least the ink does not run off them. I found this out after I had printed two on the first film & wondered why my fingers, etc got black.
They do come up OK as you would have seen from the other pix by wiggy25.
No pix from me as I do not have a digital camera (so far I have not really had the need for one).

Ron
Forgot to point that out, make sure the transparency film is the correct type for your printer, I get mine from staples in the UK, make sure you check the front as both packs look the same but 1 is for Canon's and loads of other printers, the other is for HP inkjets (this has to have the white strip on the infeed edge, it prints on the rough side!)

I've added some brickwork lintels to the model now, forgot all about that thanks for pointing it out, when you've been sat making them for hours you tend to miss details like that!



Ian
 
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