paper on layouts!!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Union Pacific, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Union Pacific

    Union Pacific Member

    I was starting this thread out of curiosity of what paper and cardboard items exist on people's layouts ie.buildings, rolling stock....

    thanx , Ben
  2. sumpter250

    sumpter250 multiscale modelbuilder

    Concrete retaining wall, "cardboard" boxes, flags, signs, shingles. Yup, that should just about cover it. :)
  3. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    For me:
    Almost all the buildings (can list the ones that aren't cardboard).
    All the backdrops.
    The stone and brick retaining walls in the stations and the decorative stone.
    I have some spare station platforms and platform kits if anyone wants them.
    I have a small number of Peco Wonderful Wagons which are printed & embossed card sides on metal body.

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  4. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

  5. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

    All my "Cardboard" is covered by a layer of Plaster Cloth, Sculptamold, Woodland Scenics and trees.
  6. Dave Farquhar

    Dave Farquhar Member

    When I get done rebuilding my layout (mostly vintage Lionel and Marx O27), the buildings will be almost entirely paper. They won't be scale models though; I'm going for a vintage toy look. I've also been known to put the occasional paper automobile on the layout too, and I have two boxcars that I made out of paper.

    I'm going to use papier mache for my hill. I guess I really ought to be working on that instead of yakking on forums. :)

    I've toyed with the idea of using two-dimensional paper cutouts for the figures but I probably won't do that. I have heard that some German collectors have done stunning layouts with them though.
  7. nachoman

    nachoman Guest

    one structure made of cardboard and sandpaper (stucco), a steel water tower and a wooden water tower both made from toilet paper tubes, one caredboard building under construction, and 4 cardboard ore cars under construction.

    it really is an excellent (and cheap) building material.

  8. Ray Marinaccio

    Ray Marinaccio Active Member

    All my retaining walls, bridge abutments are cardboard.
    I used cardboard for parts of my turntable pit, sand house, ash pit and coaling tower.
    There is a cardboard gondola I built sitting in the yard also.
    I am considering using cardboard for fascia.
  9. Ralph

    Ralph's for fun!

  10. Union Pacific

    Union Pacific Member

  11. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    i cut out paper and use it as flooring for inside my plasticville houses
  12. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Cardboard Bridge

    Posted some time ago under " What we do in the Southern Hemisphere "and
    "More from the Southern Hemisphere " I have not been able to get the pictures up here
  13. jimmybeersa

    jimmybeersa Member

    Can some one please tell me where to find the thread numbers ?
  14. Marxed

    Marxed Member

    in the URL of the thread....

    this thread's URL is:

    it's thread number is that number in the URL

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