Baumgartner Cutlery Co

Discussion in 'Robin At His Best' started by Matthyro, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    They say," the camera never lies ". You, sir, have found a way to make it lie!:D :D :D
    Cereal box cardboard!? You have been eating your "wheaties".
    :D :D :D
    This one is definitely a cut above the rest!;) ;)

    That is one beautiful piece of work!
  2. philip

    philip Guest

    Thats a great tip using drywall mesh tape for window grids. What can a person use for grids in HO Scale???

  3. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member you just glue the edges of the 'cerealboard' (oh, I have coined a new term? together at the corners or do you use something inside the corner like a small piece of square wood to glue the 'cerealboard' to?

    I know you're working in N gauge so maybe this isn't a concern, but do you do anything to stiffen larger pieces so they won't warp?
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Robin my freind, Thats excellent workmanship, and your getting just toooooooooo good at this, from now on, YOU can make all my stuff in HO.:D

  5. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Ima, for smaller structures, I use a base of 1/8th in corrugated cardboard. The walls of cerealboard (neat name Ima) are glued along the edges. In a larger multi floor structure, I reinforce the wall joints with a strip of corrugated cardboard or sometimes if I use PC generated windows then I use corrugated board to create the shape then glue the cerealboard walls to them.
    You can se how I do this in the NARA website tutorials.
  6. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Shamus, thanks for the vote of confidence but the workmanship you do my friend, is so good that the rest of us just dream of coming close to the excellent detail and interest you build into all your structures. You are indeed tha master craftman.
  7. aartwmich

    aartwmich Member

    Great tutorial Robin!!..Thanks :D
  8. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Robin I Love it,

    As all the folks have said and more;)
  9. spitfire

    spitfire Active Member

    Fantastic Robin! Really like all the roof angles and the overall look that the complex has been added to many times. This is the kind of thing you can never get with a kit. Great work!

    :D Val
  10. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    Baumgartner's thanks (finally!)

    The Baumgartner family had their roots in Berne, Switzerland. They say, that the Bernese are S-L-O-W - and here you have the proof for it! That's why you had to wait for more than a week to get an echo from the distant relative of the Canadian Baumgartners. :eek:

    Robin, my eyes almost popped out when I saw the title of this thread on the Gauge. For some unexplicable reason in the last week I failed to look into the "scratchin' & bashing'" section until today. And then I saw my name! :eek:

    I feel deeply honored, my friend, that one of your masterpieces is carrying my name. And a masterpiece it is! As a kid I built many houses out of cardboard, matches and matchboxes - and you prove time after time that these easy-to-get materials still have their place in our hobby. I'll think of that when I shall build my Fantasium treating plant on my layout!

    Of course you boosted my ego and simply made my day. :) :) :) Thanks again, Robin!


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