Cardstock Canals Question

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Cardstock Canals Question

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Post by Chops » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:04 am

Trying to work in a small canal section, and someone mentioned, once, a purveyor of such an item in a downloadable
thing one would print out after paying for it. I cannot recall what purveyor that was. Anyone?

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Post by RogerB » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:03 am

It sounds as though you are talking about a company called Scalescenes. I can't see a canal though. R-
Not sure if I have plenty of time on my hands - or I’ve simply forgotten to do something really important.

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Post by Chops » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:31 pm

Yes, that is precisely the one I was thinking of, thank you so much.

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Post by Rog (RJ) » Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:40 pm

I don't model anything in particular, I just play trains.
Why can't people spell "gauge" correctly?

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Post by Bandit Mick » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:18 pm

That looks nice.

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Post by Guildman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:19 am

Don't forget that most narrow canals had locks of around 70-72 feet in length and a whisker over 7 feet wide. The Leeds and Liverpool were shorter, but wider. Canal carrying narrowboats were the full 70-72 feet long, depending on which class or builder. Tugs were shorter. Modern day maintenance craft are a completely different kettle of fish.
On period layouts there'd be either horse drawn or, later, pairs, of motor and butty. When tied up, the motor was always outside the butty (deeper draught). Sheets were only used when absolutely necessary, as they were a right faff to put up (ask me how I know!)

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Post by Chops » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:02 am

Finally downloaded it, ready to begin work, finally. Thank you for the tips.

It did not occur to me to print it out onto a heavy weight paper, bordering
on cardstock, available at the copy shop. So I had to reprint it again. Remarkable
things done with cardstock I've seen on here, hope my results are not too
dreadful.

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Post by cheshire lines » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:40 pm

I've done a couple of Scalescenes models which I printed out on normal paper and then stuck to suitable thickness card using spraymount adhesive (make sure to do it in a well ventilated room).

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Post by glencairn » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:16 pm

Of course a lock is not essential. A canal boat can be berthed at the canal side.

Good luck either way. Will watch with interest.

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