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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2016 10:44 pm
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i have no idee how it will react on high moisture, but a polyester as wat i use has not so much effect i think
and the new cutter can do thikker materials, mayby also thin plastic
for that part it's try and error.
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You can use lacquer to impregnate cardboard - when I was a boy I built a whole boat model that way and it withstood all the tests and trials in real water I carried out with it. Small parts can be impregnated and stiffened by super glue - my window frames are al treated with it.



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 Posted: Thu Dec 15th, 2016 01:38 pm
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Helmut--
There are times when the old ways still work well, and this is one of them. I would rather work with card -- multiple ply Strathmore© available in art supply stores -- than most other materials--but I have used old cereal boxes, when nothing else was available. It is my material of choice for structures.

Bill Clouser (a name familiar to modelers in the 50's and 60's) built a interurban model for the Smithsonian this way. He was a true craftsman.


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 Posted: Wed Dec 21st, 2016 10:34 pm
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Lee,

Use a lacquer as Helmut suggests. Any solvent based resin where the carrier evaporates leaving an impregnated resin in the cardboard works almost indefinitely in my experience. I usually use shellac in methyl alcohol but there are other, more modern but more expensive similar treatments intended as preservative base coats for external joinery. Many of my 'models' are built of cardboard cereal packets or similar. If you make a mistake, throw it away & start again.

Helmut :    I've never used superglue for reinforcing small cardboard parts.

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 Posted: Wed Dec 28th, 2016 10:19 pm
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Hi Micheal , I use a quick drying wood glue got to watch it and not use too much as  the cardboard will go soft I mainly use the 1mm thick craft sheet cardboard on my Boing 737 fuselarges. First attemp wasn't so crash hot second one much better , I built the fuselarges in sections had trouble linning up the  tail section, next model be  built in one whole fuselarge, in HO scale 1/87th, can't buy a plastic model in that scale too exspensive to cut up, make a good train load and the 737's still make their first journey by train. Have you heard of Sydney Central station, I am modelling that building think it  might be too big to build out of cardboard, you can see it on Google Earth, the width I am not modelling to scale to big cutting it back will still look great when finished.
Hot weekend coming up in the low 40's be drawing  my second station building modelled on the East Perth Terminal where the Ipdian Pacific ends her journey.

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Hi all,
as usual when another module meeting comes close, activities start to become frenzy. During the last four days, working ~ 4hrs. a day, I replaced one of the 'temporary' ( well....) cardboard building  mockups on my module by a more substantial model made with the help of a Silhouette Curio. I used the CAD files for the mockups, and detailed them where I had better ideas.
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I liked the roof of the unloader so much that I cannot resist posting a photo of it, too.

Sorry boys, as there is only one attachment possible, I put the pictures in the gallery. But when trying to incorporate them in my post, ( Whatever the theme is ) both under Edge and Firefox I get a system message "your browser doesn't support this operation" - nuts. Think I have to wait it out

Attachment: Silo_fertig.jpg (Downloaded 32 times)

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A view of the roof.

Attachment: Anbau_2.jpg (Downloaded 31 times)



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Hi Helmut, thank you I am not the only one having the same issue as you are when posting pics on the forum,  I have found a way around it as I too have Edge and have tried Chrome same thing but was surprised you have trouble with Firefox.

What you need to do is join a photo sharing mob that has the formats to change the photo to a link (URL) my son told me about imgar very popular service especially in the US free to join , took a bit of time to get used to it,

If you want to go this way I can take you through setting up, you can go to technical help and I have a topic on this and you can post and many pics you like.

Love the building you scratch built using a cad programme, I am modelling Sydney Central station building and it have a lot of the larger fancy bricks, I  know a bloke that scratch built SC in N scale brick by brick took him 7 years, I am building  SC in HO scale cut back version.

Warming up in Germany, I have family connections from Germany.

Tony from Down under

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Hi Helmut,
Please keep the attachments coming. More photos please.
That is a superb replacement, and the your roof is exquisite.:2t: 

Now I know that you used the Curio for the shingles. Were they laid individually or as so many rows of shingles as a sheet? What material did you uses as the raw feed for your Curio? I'm curious  :)



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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2017 08:04 pm
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You can use both the Portrait and the Curio for the job. The shed I showed earlier in this thread was completely cut on the Portrait. A single row of shingles consists of light or dark grey 160g/m² colour paper. I composed that in Silhouette's program, going up to a .01mm resolution in order to get the right angle for the edges.

Attachment: Schindelreihe.jpg (Downloaded 16 times)

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