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 Posted: Fri Oct 14th, 2016 03:01 am
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Well done Helmut, will you add some external details, such as windows sils to improve the 3D look ?



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 Posted: Fri Oct 14th, 2016 10:39 pm
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@Jacques,
like this you mean?

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Yes Helmut, like that.
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Helmut

The layering concept works very well, and I like what you have done with it.

I'm waiting for someone to make a laminated card model of, say, a steel passenger car. with the rivet heads embossed with the Sihouette.

I'm still trying to learn how to draw on the machine, without, I must admit, much success.
The link that you gave about turning a JPG file into a GIF seems to work,
but for some reason I'm having problems replicating a basic shape in a line,
so that it looks (and cuts--but I haven't got to that point) like one continuous piece.

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 Posted: Sat Oct 15th, 2016 08:24 pm
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Herb, google
A Guide to using the Silhouette Cameo Cutter

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Last edited on Sat Oct 15th, 2016 08:25 pm by Jacques B



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 Posted: Sat Oct 15th, 2016 09:20 pm
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From what I've read embossing is only reasonably possible with the Curio
( which in turn offers only half the working area of the Cameo ).

A comprehensive guide is here.

There's coach sides and houses  - very in-depth coverage.

And if you follow this link, you get all the advice how to scribe brass sheet.
A little is said about rivets, too.




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An attachment to show how I gouged out bricks on Bristol Board in TT scale ( 1x2x0.6mm with 0.1mm mortar layer )


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This evening I played around with plastics on my portrait cutter.
It doesn't like 0,3mm stock, you can only scribe it and cut through with a knife.
Not that pleasing, so I tried thinner material.
And there it was - success with the settings for Coverstock on 0,15mm Plastic sheet.
The dot spacing is 1mm, so that upper horizontal brace is just 0.5mm wide.
Structures that small are almost impossible to cut in cardstock.


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I have played with thin polyester.

This is used for making technical drawings etc.

Nice stuff and you can make fine cuts in it.

Attached some pictures from a shelf I made with it.





Here you can see the small cuts, the thickness of the material.





That makes it possible to fit them like this together.





And yes the battery is an AA or penlight  :bg:  (true scale)










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I have read plenty of UK-based model train magazines over the years,
and I have seen paper/card structure come up many times there.

My major question has always been one of warping.
In a damp climate like that (and where I live, in the Pacific Northwest),
wouldn't a cardboard structure warp out of shape eventually?

How well would they hold up over time?




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