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 Posted: Wed Feb 15th, 2017 03:22 pm
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Helmut,
Thanks for the link.  I have read several of David Easton's tutorials and he is insanely talented. 
In his Model Making Tutorial on his site, he says his main building material is polystyrene sheet.  I think "cardstock" means something different in Europe - here it's just thick paper. I seem to recall reading somewhere that what Brits call "cardstock" we call "binder board" - the stuff used to make hardcover books.
The sawmill I am working on is basically two thicknesses of 100-pound paper, so the walls are about .03" thick.
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 Posted: Wed Feb 15th, 2017 03:43 pm
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I might have said this on a previous page: website well worth looking at is http://www.papermodelers.com/
They have this section,
http://www.papermodelers.com/forum/railway-related-builds/



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I referred to the pictures and the link to Pendon Museum - "Pendon Parva" is entirely built of cardstock ( bristol board and such ).  I had the pleasure of talking it over with the late Roye England and also saw  J. Ahern's " Madder Valley" in operation.

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The issues I see with cardstock is that though surface texture issues have finally been addressed on the British ones I see in their magazines (some of those are amazing looking), how thick does it have to be before warping isn’t a problem?
Many layouts are in places where heat, cold and humidity play their games with a layout. With plastic of wood structures (to a lesser degree), that isn’t much of an issue. But even thick stock like Bristol or Illustration boards can warp over time. I’ve seen several people print out computer-generated structures onto cardstock, which in some cases is only as thick as two sheets of normal paper bonded together. No way that’s going to maintain right angles for very long.
With the great leaps in laser work on wood, I don’t think I’d deal much with paper structures, except as a temporary representation for the ‘real’ structure that’s being built elsewhere.



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Lee B wrote: I don’t think I’d deal much with paper structures, except as a temporary representation for the ‘real’ structure that’s being built elsewhere.

Lee,
That is why this one is being built.  I want to see not only how it will fit on the layout, but how it's going to interact visually and spatially with other objects before I build it from basswood.
As far as warpage goes, I live on a river in North Central Texas.  It gets pretty humid here, and the cardstock doesn't warp while sitting in the printer.  Maybe over a longer period of time, but for the anticipated lifespan of this structure, it should be fine.
I used cardstock for elements of the Santa Claus house I built for the Christmas layout. Most of the cardstock in that structure is reinforced with basswood or foam core board since I wanted it to last longer than one Christmas season.
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Spraying with a light amount of Testors 'Dullcote' kinda seals paper/card like an artists 'fixative'.


It can also act as a 'key' for further weathering, also good for a 'key' on plastic rolling stock.


It can also deal with slight paper 'sheen', or any mildly glossy inks.


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Si. wrote: Spraying with a light amount of Testors 'Dullcote' kinda seals paper/card like an artists 'fixative'.


It can also act as a 'key' for further weathering, also good for a 'key' on plastic rolling stock.


It can also deal with slight paper 'sheen', or any mildly glossy inks.



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True, but it can also blur the ink from cheaper printers in some cases.



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Still going strong in the UK after years and years!:P
http://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/superquick.htm

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Ah ... Fond memories of gluing together my OO Superquick goods shed, circa early '70s


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This plan came from ScaleModelPlans.com

There is a link on his site to a free pole shed plan.

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