The Cardboard Layout

I use cardboard for my backdrops!

Steve's Narrow Gauge Adventure

Paper Prototype of Thaxted Terminus

Building a cardboard layout may sound like a rather strange thing to do. Yet, there’s method in my madness.

I wanted to answer two questions. Firstly, could I fit everything I wanted onto the baseboard? Secondly, could I store the layout in a ready made plastic storage box?

To answer these questions I decided to build a cardboard model of the layout.

I started by making some buildings from cereal packets. These were the same size as the buildings I want to include on the layout. Placing them on the life size print out of my preferred trackplan showed me that there wasn’t quite enough space to fit them into the layout.

So, I went back into SCARM, edited the plan and printed it out full size. Here’s the updated version.

Prototype of Thaxted Terminus Overview

Eagle-eyed readers will see I’ve straightened the headshunt to bring it towards the front of the layout. This created…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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