A cut-out book textile mill for the backdrop

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Ralph, Nov 1, 2003.

  1. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I bought this cut-out book a few years ago at Barnes and Noble for $6.95. Always planned to use it but wasn't sure how. I finally decided to use it to create a backdrop building in a space where there was only two inches between track and backdrop. I extended the original structure by using all four walls on one side. Add a couple of Walther's smoke stacks and an industry is born!

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  2. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

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  3. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Nothing wrong with that Ralph,, good idea matey:D
  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Looks good Ralph. Neat idea. We are always looking for ways to fill those narrow spaces
  5. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I'm having trouble posting a pic of the book. Will keep trying.
  6. Ralph

    Ralph Remember...it's for fun!

    I reduced the size of the pic so we'll see if this works. I still have the out buildings and company houses. I might just use their windows for other backdrop structures. You get a lot in one book. I recall a farm buildings book next to this one on the rack. HO scale.

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  7. MCL_RDG

    MCL_RDG Member


    ...that's what I'm after, a wall of wall!

    $6.95, I like it, I like it alot! I love it at $6.95- cheaper at twice the price!


    P.S. I owe my dad a debt of gratitude for his saying "cheaper at twice the price". One of those things you impart to many others and they repeat it if they get it. Thanks dad! Strong like Sh*t! Haaaaaaaaaaaa (That's another one of his)!
  8. Clerk

    Clerk Active Member

    You sure did a great job on that Ralph.
  9. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Cardboard - why not???

    You put that cardboard 'kit' to very good use, Ralph.

    How about using the left-over walls as templates for more detailed, 3d-buildings? You can glue wooden (or styrene) strips on 'wooden' walls, or embossed brick sheets on a 'brick wall'. Using the windows alone for a scratchbuild-project is also a good idea, however! :cool:

    But the best thing is: Your post reminded me, that I also bought such a cut-out book way back in the '70s. So I did some digging into my lower bookshelves and - lo and behold! - I found it: The 'Cutout Book ( 20 H0 scale buildings)' by RMC, then even only $2! :rolleyes: :p :D

    Thank you Ralph, for reactivating my memory banks!


    BTW: We all know what can be done with cardboard! Look at he models of Robin (Matthyro)! :) :) :)
  10. Drew1125

    Drew1125 Active Member

    Very cool, Ralph!
    :cool: :cool: :cool:

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