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Good afternoon.

Some of you maybe aware of this. I needed to put some windows in my recently made train shed and did not know what to use! The other day I laminated a notice and as it happened it did not fill the pouch. Looking at the area not containing the paper it struck me it would make good "window glass" So I laminated a pouch, without paper, and low and behold window glass. It is not too thick and is clear.

Hope this is of use?

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I take it you are referring to a model shed.
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Yes. It is double engine shed built from scratch using picture mountboard. New to this model lark, but learning a lot and making mistakes so at the moment it is a steep learning curve.

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The laminate pouches are a good idea.
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I've never used them as they are too delicate, but when clearing out my mother-in-laws garage a few years ago, I found two packs of glass slides, that I assume were to be used with a microscope. They are glass, and about 00 gauge window sized. So if you wanted to be absolutely authentic with a model building you could have real glass windows. Oh! needless to say they are now in my model box - they didn't get thrown away :lol:
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I just use the clear plastic trays that many food stuffs come in, sticks fine with stupid glue.
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Both are good ideas

I'm not sure if it's even still available, but quite a few years ago I bought a pack of printable transparencies to make some OHP slides for a work presentation (told you it was a while ago).
I have used some of those for windows on my loco shed.
Has the advantage that if you want to represent glazing bars you can draw them out on a sheet of paper and then copy it onto the slides using a printer / scanner.
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cheshire lines wrote: Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:36 pm Both are good ideas

I'm not sure if it's even still available, but quite a few years ago I bought a pack of printable transparencies to make some OHP slides for a work presentation (told you it was a while ago).
I have used some of those for windows on my loco shed.
Has the advantage that if you want to represent glazing bars you can draw them out on a sheet of paper and then copy it onto the slides using a printer / scanner.
I have 3 boxes of those in a cupboard, I have used that technique for windows on scratch built items.
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Will be interested to see/hear about your windows. As I’ve said on another thread - I hate doing windows so any tips for success will be much appreciated.
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