Shotgun Tom has been back in touch with a video for the San diego model railroad museum.
(If you missed Shotgun Tom’s post on his own layout, it’s here.)
We have a new Video about our San Diego Model Railroad Museum in San Diego’s Balboa Park near the World Famous San Diego Zoo.
Take a look, I did the narration.
Again, Thank you for all of your help.
A big thanks to Tom – I really enjoyed the video.
Some of you may remember Tom’s post, on his layout which is here.
Enjoyed Tom’s narration on the San diego model railroad museum vid.
Now on to John:
Just wanted to share a little project that I scratch built today.
This is a 1/4 inch scale (O scale kingpost bridge).
I made this little bridge today 100% from card that I salvaged from soda can boxes.
The card was glued together with Elmers Glue All (a brand of PVA glue).
All the card was stained with Minwax stains to make it look like wood.
There are some small details left to work on.
Here is the thing — I could never have built this little bridge without the skills that I learned while building and kitbashing your wonderful Print-Out kits.
Your Print Out buildings and the videos you sometimes share taught me first about how to make card models look realistic. Then they helped me build skills so that I can build “beyond the box”.
Thank you for your wonderful site AND thank you especially for teaching me about modeling with paper beginning with your amazing Print Out buildings.
Chatsworth CA, USA”
John’s always sending me stuff of his builds – he’s using the print out scenery exactly what it’s best at: scratch building.
Here’s another of his projects:
This is a little O scale building that I constructed over the past two or three days.
The inspiration was a challenge by a Facebook friend to build something that would fit on a business card. I love it when I am challenged to build something —
I used my favorite soda can boxes for most of this…They farm the base for the buildings, the base for the walls, and much of the “stripwood” that I also used fr many of the details.
The “glass” in the window came from a food tray — Takeout container.
The clapboard siding was cut from yellow printing card –
To make the siding, 1/8 inch wide strips were cut and shingled to give the appearance of 3 inch clapboards.
The “wood” was stained with felt tip pens that I had lying around.
The roofing came from one of your kits — The blue office building if I remember.
A standard business card is roughly two inches by three and one half inches.
That determined the size of the roof “dripline”.
My shed is roughly 1.5 inches wide (6 scale feet), and three inches long (12 scale feet)
These photos capture the first part of the build.
The fun that I am having now began about five or six years ago with the first “Print Out kit” that I purchased on this site. That was an enginehouse… And since then I just keep working to make every model better than the one before.
Even if you believe that you do not have room for a layout, I would suggest having a go at a few of Alastair’s kits… They are fun to build, you develop your modeling skills, and sooner or later you will build a diorama or a layout to put them on! It is a START!
A huge thanks to John (he’s a different John – not the one in the video below).
Of course, he’s right, the big thing in this hobby is to make a start – even if it’s making a model building to get your feet wet.
Over the years, you lot have sent in some fantastic model built from the print out scenery:
Perhaps the most popular model is the barn – lots of you have enjoyed making it:
The barn is bundled free at the moment with the Beginner’s Guide.
In fact, all of the below are bundled free – but today is the last day for this crazy deal.
(All the prints are HO scale. For N scale reduce the print size to 54%. For O scale increase by 143%)
The entire package – everything I’ve listed – is just $9.
In a nutshell you are getting $126 worth, for just $9.
Like I said, it’s been a stinker of a year for most of us. it’s time to give something back so I thought I’d put a crazy deal together.
I do get a real kick whem somebody tells me they’ve started their layout because of the blog or the Beginner’s Guide. It’s just as satisfying when somebody sends pics of the print out buildings too.
And when I get both – some of my print out buildings on a new layout – well, that just makes me smile from ear to ear.
So I thought this package really should give a gentle nudge to all those who have often thought about making that start, or just want to make some buildings.
It’s $126 worth for just $9. If that doesn’t get you started, I don’t know what will.
With so much to gain and nothing to lose, I’m really hoping you’ll take the plunge, whether it’s for the Beginner’s Guide, the new building prints, or all the other freebies.
And you really have nothing to lose – it’s a one time $9 payment that also comes with a 60 day, no quibble, money back guarantee.
So here are the new prints (I hope you like them).
Here’s John holding the prints and a building he’s made from them:
And here’s some more buildings John has made from the prints – have a look at the video below to see how he did it.
All these buildings are free with the Beginner’s Guide this weekend – and it’s just $9 too.
All of these buildings, and lots of others too, the Beginner’s Guide, and 3 hours of ‘how to’ video for just $9 this weekend.
Here’s a pic what you get in the new print collection:
As you’ve probably worked out, you’re only restricted by your imagination, you could make as many buildings as you like, to whatever design you like.
It’s a crazy deal and I hope you like it.
I know some of you who aleady have the Beginner’s Guide will buy it again just for the prints – and that’s absolutely fine.
But remember – today is the last day – then everything goes back to how it was.
So if you’d like to grab $127 worth of Guide and prints for just $9, grab it here, right now.
PS Today is the last day – please don’t miss this if you’re mulling it over.
PPS Bizarrely, I’ve been getting mails asking where to buy the kit on its own as “they already have the Beginner’s Guide”. You can buy the kit here, but you’d be mad to – just buy the Beginner’s Guide again for $9 and get all the freebies – including the scratch build kit…