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Paper Containers for a Yard Scene

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Paper Containers for a Yard Scene
Posted by railandsail on Monday, January 28, 2019 10:13 AM

Thought about asking this of the show's recent attendees. For a container yard scene this idea of printed paper/cardstock containers would certainly be appealing in leu of the full-on plastic containers?

Some more input??

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Posted by chutton01 on Monday, January 28, 2019 11:16 AM

How far in the background?
One idea I read about and tried (to so-so results) was to scan and then print images of existing model containers you already own, cut out the scanned sides/roofs and assemble (either with a wood/foam block core, ore without), and then bury the paper containers in with the model containers. I think it can be made to work if you have a good color printer with good ink (my printer was so-so, hence so-so results).
Also common was to just assemble portions of containers, using the kit's molded sides which would be visible and just painted styrene or card for the hard to see sides.

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Posted by mbinsewi on Monday, January 28, 2019 1:19 PM

I agree, for backround interest, maybe a few just in front of a backdrop of a container yard.

Lacking that 3rd dimension will show up if they are near the front.

Just my thoughts.  There some pretty convincing paper modesl out there.

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Posted by caldreamer on Monday, January 28, 2019 1:30 PM

I have a cd of paper containers that you can print as I did.  I am not sure how big it is, but I can send it to via email if you would like

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Posted by Metro Red Line on Monday, January 28, 2019 7:05 PM
I'm not a fan of paper containers (as far as on trains), but for background objects in container yards or port scenes, I think they're absolutely perfect. DigCom designs (https://www.digcomdesigns.net/) makes the best paper containers, in multiple scales.
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Posted by joe323 on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:52 AM

There is a site that will allow yo to print foldable paper containers on cardstock can think of the name right now.

For background, I take my existing containers and put them on the glass of my printer copier and make copies varying the containers between copies.

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Posted by zstripe on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 3:52 PM

joe323

There is a site that will allow yo to print foldable paper containers on cardstock can think of the name right now.

For background, I take my existing containers and put them on the glass of my printer copier and make copies varying the containers between copies.

 

I have never used them, but I believe this may be the site You are speaking of:

https://krafttrains.com/Paper_Struchers_for_Trains/HO/Containers-(HO)/HO_Containers.htm

Fortunately I had purchased a whole bunch of different containers back when they were more affordable........whatever that means...LOL

Take Care! Big Smile

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Posted by nealknows on Wednesday, February 06, 2019 4:04 PM

One of my train buddies suggested I take a container and slice it in half, attach it to the backdrop and use them for depth, then stack them and build them out. Not a bad idea. Going to try it this spring, after a few other projects in front of it...

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