Cookie Cutter Method

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by andywyeth07, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. fsm1000

    fsm1000 Member

    I used cookie cutter and have pics [and tutorial] on my site showing how. You did ask for pics :D

    Ed, yes you still can use it. My edges are nailed down as well. :)
  2. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    Amrap: If you have the plywood lightly tacked to a framework, you have to watch on the cookie cutter that you don't run the jigsaw into the framing members.
    Generally, with cookie cutter you expect to leave the unraised bits down at elevation 0. BUT there's no reason you can't use cookie cutter variations 2b or 2c where bits of flat board are removed.
    There is a further variation where all that's left is track bed and some outside walls and the scenery is suspended in the middle.
  3. Jim Krause

    Jim Krause Active Member

    You don't have to cut your curves in one continuous piece. you can use smaller pieces of plywood and make a complete 180 degree curve out of several pieces. Saves a lot of cost that way. By the way, this is the way layouts used to be built in "the old Days" when wire and plaster were the primary scenery materials. It was called open grid benchwork
  4. jwmurrayjr

    jwmurrayjr Member

    You can use the cookie-cutter method on 1/2" foam too.


    Stick to the blue foam for risers too.
  5. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

    I reconize that layout! Thats the Jerome and southwestern of John Olsen isn't it? I've had that book on that for twenty years now and I still get insprastion from it. It looks like you've done a good job on it.

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