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Old 09-01-2017, 01:47 AM   #41
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hi, try a seller on ebay, called. station-road-baseboards ihave had a lot from them in the past.
I can't recommend, because I am styrene clueless having just got a first batch. But I used this seller too. Supposed to be cheaper from their website.. Google..

I am now on my next scratchbuild. It's upscale. 1:50. I have a building project going on and I realised I could try to make a model to visualise it! In cardboard this time.

I will post a pic soon (if it's close enough to model railways and allowed).
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Old 10-01-2017, 12:27 AM   #42
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It seems I can post a photo of my latest scratchbuild, when it's done. At 1:50 scale, it IS a model railway building!

According to the internet, it is an O gauge, 7mm to the foot, 32mm gauge scale. Well, the US version anyway.

Hurrah, photo soon.
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We are waiting excitedly LB
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We are waiting excitedly LB
So am I WTD It's only supposed to give me an idea of the finished, but it seems to be a lot of work. Currently making a few roof trusses from balsa.
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Oh right, I'll relax then
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Enjoy WTD They are "raised tie" roof trusses. More work in balsa. Had to learn what they are from the iinter-web first. Now I know
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Out of interest, does it need to be balsa? Would lengths of pine or similar be a much cheaper option?
Balsa is incredibly light, but also far from cheap.
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Out of interest, does it need to be balsa? Would lengths of pine or similar be a much cheaper option?
Balsa is incredibly light, but also far from cheap.
Thanks MG for the suggestion. I'm not really sure I could cut pine, in the way I have been doing. What sort of pine?

I have just been cutting thin strips from a thin single sheet of balsa and used them for roof beams and corner strengtheners. I doubt I will use more than 25p worth in total. I attach a photo to give the idea.
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Balsa is ideal. Easy to cut, glue and shape and not expensive. Perfect.

Why do you say balsa is expensive MG?
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Just the prices I saw for balsa were very high. Last time I saw prices. A small bag was 5-7. You didn't get a lot for your money at all. Maybe it was the model shop I was in? Was several years ago. Never really looked at balsa since so no idea if that was the going rate.
If you can get it cheap, go for it.
I see what you mean by the photo about needing easy to cut wood. What I use in pine is about twice that size, but I've seen pine lengths in a well known hardware store going for less then 1 a metre length. Mine for my chassis of the waggons I made was 75p a metre length. (Was priced at 85p in the slot it was in but when it went through the till it was 75p). I think I can get at least 10 little chassis frames from my 75 pence worth.. There were other shaped and sizes, though most are too big.
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