Railroad Diorama

Discussion in 'Dioramas & Displays' started by RichBohlman, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

  2. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Super diorama! Is it really a diorama or is it a module for your shelf layout? :)
  3. dansls1

    dansls1 Member

    Looks good - very realistic.
  4. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

    Thanks and it is just a Diorama to show what model railroaders can do with paper card models for their layouts.
    The Internet has a number of outstanding railroad card model sites!
  5. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    I am only familiar with a couple. Sounds like it could make a good wiki page if you are interested in throwing some links together in a thread in the wiki section. I got lots of work backed up already but there are some that are helping out. Heck you can make the page yourself if you want - I wouldnt stop ya ;

    You could even write up an article on how you combine the paper models with your layouts or something. Just a thought though. I am on the prowl for wiki articles if you cant tell :D
  6. Art Decko

    Art Decko Member

    Nice work, Rich! I think Scale Scenes graphics are excellent, very realistic. Your weathering job on the boxcar is also very convincing. Well done!
  7. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

    Really good work, Rich! Have you considered doing a short article on paper card model construction for some of the hobby magazines? They are begging for things like this, especially on "new" topics. I'd imagine they'd be delighted to hear from you. It's also publicity for our little piece of heaven as well. Just a thought. Again, great work and thanks for the pictures and video!

    Elliott :thumb:
  8. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

    Check down toward the bottom of this site for a nice looking fence kit-

    Clever Models HO Scale Railroad Paper Model Structures
  9. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

    Check future issues of Model Railroader.

    I have already submitted an article about card structures and it will
    be published in one of the future issues.
  10. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member


    Good job, Mr. Moderator!

    Elliott :thumb:
  11. Amazyah

    Amazyah Senior Member

    That has to be the most realistic scene I have ever seen!
    That last shot looks like it was taken from a helicopter flying overhead!
    Really nice work, Rich!

    I love those scalescenes models! I don't think you can find better, more realistic, buildings for your dioramas.

    Where did you get the forklift from? I must have one!
    Also, do you make your own bushes or are they bought and if so where do you get them?

  12. cgutzmer

    cgutzmer Guest

    Defintely ground foam type bushes. I can assure you he made them :)
  13. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

  14. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member


    Mr Moderator??


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  15. Biased turkey

    Biased turkey Active Member

    Very nice diorama Rich.
    I downloaded the N scale version and I intend to use it for a micro layout . By definition a micro layout is smaller than 4 square feet. Check that link:
    Micro/Small Layouts for Model Railroads
    Some of the layouts on that site use card models railroad structures.

    I have 2 questions:
    1) What kind of printer are you using ? my mom has a cheap HP deskjet colour printer, is it good enough or should I use the services of a pro who has a laser colour printer ?

    2) Is this subforum for paper dioramas only ? because I made an HO scale diorama from a Woodland-Scenics kit . Of course it's not a paper diorama so I don't know if I'm allowed to post a picture of it in this specific subforum.

    Tia for any information.
  16. RichBohlman

    RichBohlman Railroad Card Modaler

    I'd try your printer on the highest setting when printing your model.

    If it is a color printer it should work fine.
    If you don't like the print copy you then can try a print service.

    Most of this forum is for paper card modeling.

    Have fun -

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