Cardboard Hopper

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by Joepomp, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member

    I always thought about the old books my dad had which showed scrach builted.

    This is mostly cardboard so far execpt for the braces on the sides. Its HO scale I think it looks ok, I will probably need to make a bunch before they look like I want them to. I will post more pics when I finish this one. :eek:

    I used Autocad to make the drawings on thick paper, then embosed rivits on the paper, flipeted it over and cut it out. Then I glued the paper to cardboard and the plastic braces to that.

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  2. KCS

    KCS Member

    Hey! There's an idea. I just might give that a try. I'll have to wait until I get more cardborad and buy all the right tools. I built my first building from cardboard trying to grasp Robin's quality and attention to detail. It's posted in the General forum. That looks good. May not last long but will look good for carboard built.
  3. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member

    some assembley required!

    Here are some more pics. ;)

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  4. Union Pacific

    Union Pacific Member

    could you post a printout of the hopper dimensions?? I have been looking for ways to save money since I buy quality engines,track,switches, tansformers,etc. I am running alittle low on $$$$ :rolleyes: :D :wave:

    Thanx, Ben
  5. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Its cool to return to modeling methods from the old days when equipment was scarce or exensive. I admire the craftsmanship of this project and look forward to updates.
  6. Catt

    Catt Guest

    I find this thread rather interesting.I am definately looking forward to further postings. :D
  7. kettlestack

    kettlestack Member

    I'm truly fascinated with the way your model is turning out. So far you're making an excellent job of it. I've never been averse to using cardstock as a building material and you are proving why it's such a versatile material.

    I've tried five times to build rolling stock and am resigned to the fact that I am incapable of making 90 degree joints in anything (sad huh?)

    I bet your hopper will be a real beauty when it's done. Bring on the pics!

  8. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member


    I hope I can upload these drawings! If not if anyone wants them I can E mail them. I put them in Word, but I drew them in AutoCad. Sorry for the cluttered dimentions, if you can't read them Ill have to seperate the drawings over several pages.

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  9. Union Pacific

    Union Pacific Member

    I was able to download them ok. are the dimensions in HO scale feet or "real" inches??:confused: it looks like real inches but I want to make shure. I want to make a whole unit of them like 100 of them or so :eek: :eek: ;) I can buy couplers and trucks on Ebay in bulk and use a little bit of plastic as a small "frame" to stabilize it and mount the trucks I will post my progress thanks for posting these I need to get cad but I well you know.......... can't afford it:p

    Thanx, Ben
  10. Union Pacific

    Union Pacific Member

    do you think you could design an HO scale bethegon coal porter for me??? that would be cool or tell me where I can get cad as a download or for real cheap

    Thanx, Ben
  11. Joepomp

    Joepomp Member


    I was in VA last week. Pembroke, Winchester, and Luray.

    The drawing is in inches.
  12. Union Pacific

    Union Pacific Member

    k and I live about an hour 1/2 from LurrayBen

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