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#301 Mikkel

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 21:50

Of course I can order via Amazon Cakeboxen in the UK, only in Germany there is no 8-inch Cakeboxen. 

 

I can sympathize with that Helmut. We don't really use that kind of cakebox here in Denmark either. This is a typical cakebox for Danish pastry. I was planning to use that until the rules were revealed. Convenient, no?  :locomotive:

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 22:02

I'm shocked that Germany has no cakeboxes, given the German proficiency in cake-making.

 

 

"They make very good cakes, the Germans..."

 

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#303 Bergmann

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 22:06

I also think the standard cakebox is not suitable as a transportbox for a perhaps valuable diorama. Scalemodelscenery already manufactures a 200 mm base diorama from MDF, why not also a transportbox made of MDF, that would certainly be good. I have a CNC machine and I could also mill it myself. Laser cut, such a diorama with box of course would not be bad either.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:14

Cake Box challenge on the road - Digitrains tomorrow

 

I've been performing some running repairs on my first Cake Box diorama in preparation for a visit to Digitrains open day tomorrow. 

 

The guys in the shop have been cakeboxing and are keen to show you what they do, as well as me you get scenic demos during the day. 

 

So, please drop by and say hello if you are in the Lincoln area.


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:40

I can sympathize with that Helmut. We don't really use that kind of cakebox here in Denmark either. This is a typical cakebox for Danish pastry. I was planning to use that until the rules were revealed. Convenient, no?  :locomotive:
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Rather like that. Looks like you could fit in quite a lot of custard.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 16:17

Having seen the models on display today at Digitrains, I am really up for the challenge, (I'd better be, considering I now have 3 bases including the free one courtesy of Digitrains). 

You really can use the challenge to try out anything, from tree making, ballasting, water effects, buildings, even handmade track if you wish. I have ideas for 2 out of the 3 bases I have, I just need to get on and start building :)


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 19:51

Hi Nick, are there pictures from the Digitrains Show?



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Posted 06 December 2017 - 20:05

You know, I was so busy talking that I never actually thought to take pictures on my phone. Rest assured though, the models will be appearing in a forthcoming issue of BRM and will be much better quality than what I would have taken. My old phone would not have done them justice in the slightest.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:08

Cake Box on tour - Digitrains

 

An excellent day at Digitrains yesterday with Nicole and team. I arrived and was shown my table in the garage - complete with tea facilities and biscuits!

 

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I'd brought along my first two boxes along with a third I'd planned to work on during the day. On the table already were a couple of model built by the in-house scenery expert Paul, and a pile of MDF square diorama bases to be given away free. 

 

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Once the doors opened, we had plenty of interest and loads of chat. 1pm arrived before I noticed and the rest of the day went pretty quickly too.  There are several people newly converted to cake box building. Several are working on layouts already and see the benefits of taking a little modelling holiday with a small side project. Others just want to try a new technique and see the benefits of working in a small space - if it goes wrong you've not wasted much time or money.

 

I'mn going to lean on Paul to describe the methods used on his models in a future BRM.

 

While in the shop, I couldn't resist a good look at the fantastic model of Lincoln Central station being built in the back. It's a bit large for a cake box though!

 

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Anyway, there are bases left so if you are anywhere near Lincoln, drop in and I'm sure they will be happy to let you have one.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:21

The ###### has nicked my idea - either that or great minds think alike! he's a lot faster than me though...


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Posted 10 December 2017 - 18:21

We've just bought some cakes in "Panera Bread" and were given a really strong cake box - the only issue ... it measures 9.25" x 9.25" x 4" - so it's now in the bin!



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Posted 10 December 2017 - 21:53

Cake Box on tour - Digitrains

 

An excellent day at Digitrains yesterday with Nicole and team. I arrived and was shown my table in the garage - complete with tea facilities and biscuits!

 

attachicon.gifDigitrains cake box.jpg

 

I'd brought along my first two boxes along with a third I'd planned to work on during the day. On the table already were a couple of model built by the in-house scenery expert Paul, and a pile of MDF square diorama bases to be given away free. 

 

attachicon.gifBridge_clean_rmweb.jpg

 

attachicon.gifwaterfall_clean_rmweb.jpg

 

Once the doors opened, we had plenty of interest and loads of chat. 1pm arrived before I noticed and the rest of the day went pretty quickly too.  There are several people newly converted to cake box building. Several are working on layouts already and see the benefits of taking a little modelling holiday with a small side project. Others just want to try a new technique and see the benefits of working in a small space - if it goes wrong you've not wasted much time or money.

 

I'mn going to lean on Paul to describe the methods used on his models in a future BRM.

 

While in the shop, I couldn't resist a good look at the fantastic model of Lincoln Central station being built in the back. It's a bit large for a cake box though!

 

attachicon.gifLincolnCentral.jpg

 

Anyway, there are bases left so if you are anywhere near Lincoln, drop in and I'm sure they will be happy to let you have one.

Thanks for the pictures Phil.

Meanwhile, I also solved the challenge with the Cakebox by making a 1.5mm MDF myself, as I reported in my thread. On Tuesday I measured my role model in the mine.








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