My latest project

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Nomad, Sep 11, 2007.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

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  2. cnw1961

    cnw1961 Member

    Sorry, can’t see any mistakes :mrgreen:. In fact, it looks awesome. How did you do the windows?
  3. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Thanks Kurt.
    The windows print up like they are. The instructions say to print the windows on transparency film but that was expensive, so I printed them on plain 20lb paper.

  4. jimh

    jimh Member

    I like it. Looks like a really good job to me.

    If anyone would ever point out a mistake to you just tell them the owner's of the warehouse were cheapskates and wouldn't pay for union construction workers. ;) LOL

    Seriously, looks awesome.
  5. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    that looks great grewsome :thumb:.i dont know many people that could do that well with plastic letalone cardboard.great structure grewsome,seriously.--josh
  6. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

    Looks terrific to me! I've gotta check out that site.
  7. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Thanks Jim, Josh.:oops: I quess I am my worst critic.

  8. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

    most of us are our worst for example im the only one who notices cracks in my structures,or im the only one who really cares :rolleyes:--josh
  9. myltlpny

    myltlpny Member

    That looks pretty darn good.:thumb:
    I've looked at a couple of their structures. Working on and off for a month doesn't seem too bad for a structure that large.
  10. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Thanks Ralph, myltlpny. I think a month was pretty good too.

  11. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    Wow, great work Loren!

    I need a big ol' long structure to go behind one of my interchange yards. I was going to use DPM modulars, but that may be just the ticket. Yours looks really good.
  12. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Thanks Gary. You can make the building any size you want since its a modular design to.
    This building will go on the edge of my yard where I have a long switching lead. That will give me a couple more car spots.

  13. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

    WHOA, thats awesome Loren!!!! Great work, doesnt even look like cardstock, looks like a plastic kit to me and I woulda never guessed :mrgreen: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  14. scottcn

    scottcn Member

    Very nice Loren! :thumb: Since this is a background building, I like your choice of printing the windows on regular paper, not transparencies. This way, you don't have to detail the interior of this huge building and you also won't be able to see through the building to the backdrop behind it.
  15. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Thanks Josh. There are lots of built up layers of cardstock to give the building "depth". I used mainly cereal boxes and the instructions call for some of the cardstock to be 2mm thick !
    Thank you Scott, I was being cheap when I printed the windows, but that's a good point. Didn't even think of that.

  16. jesso

    jesso Member

    That turned out really good! How hard would you rate the building of it? I have thought about using those, but have been a little scared due to my lack of ability to build things and be happy with them when I am finished.
  17. scottcn

    scottcn Member

    You can download a free model from and give it a try. That will give you an idea of what is involved in building these paper models and how good you at at doing so. In the spring, several of us built the free freight house/shed. Check out the thread: In there, you'll find some hints that might be helpful, regardless of whether you're building the freight house or a larger structure like grewsome did.

    Bottom line: If I can be out of the hobby for 15 years and then come back and build an acceptable freight house out of paper, there's no reason that you shouldn't be able to do it too! Just give it a try! :thumb:
  18. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Jesso, thanks for the compliment !
    As far as difficulty goes, the building is harder to make then plastic because you have to build so many layers to get away from that flat card stock look. But, the great thing about this is if you do make a mistake, you just print up another sheet and re-do it. And, you can build as many as you want for the same price. And any size. Try that with plastic !
    All in all, I am very pleased with this, and am already looking for other buildings. Give that little freighthouse a try as Scottcn suggested. I think the results are worth the little extra effort.

  19. Gary S.

    Gary S. Senior Member

    I checked out the thread where Ocalicreek built the freight house. Very informative and instructive. I'm going to give scalescenes a shot at some point here in the future.

    Loren, how about some progress photos of the layout?
  20. Nomad

    Nomad Active Member

    Hey Gary. By all means give it a try. I think you will enjoy building it.
    As far as progress photos go, that building is about all I have done this summer.:cry:


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