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John

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Paper models
« on: October 06, 2021, 04:06:05 PM »
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When it comes to model railroading, I'll never be as good as some of the masters we have here .. but I like to save a buck also .. I learned that from Lee .. sometime back I picked up some paper model grade crossings ..   I have a few Atlas rerailers, and other grade crossing built .. since the M&O is always in the sort of present .. I figured it was time to see what I could do to hide these rerailers .. here is my attempt ..

1) print the crossing on cardstock.   https://www.digcomdesigns.net/n-accessory-series
2) cut it out
3) I use some cheap craft paint varnish on the paper - front ant back .. also acts as some glue ..
4) place the paper on the track, align the "concrete sections"
5) I use some diluted concrete paint to give the paper model a little better "concrety look"










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Re: Paper models
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2021, 04:30:58 PM »
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homerun @John
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Re: Paper models
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2021, 04:57:47 PM »
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Nothing to complain about there my dude!

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Re: Paper models
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2021, 08:53:08 AM »
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They look great!  But are those gaps wide enough for wheel flanges?
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Re: Paper models
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2021, 11:59:16 AM »
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Theirs an entire YT channel dedicated to a guy who makes everything out of paper.
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Re: Paper models
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2021, 03:46:49 PM »
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Very well done. It's not cheap... It's an optimized budget.