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I've been meaning to draw up some templates for making paper wagons for the Peco chassis for a while as its a great way to knock up all kinds of fun wagons, and if you overlay the strapping with black painted plasticard etc can look really good.

 

This one is just a paper build on a Peco 10ft chassis

 

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If you want to make your own then the artwork is below, print at 600dpi and have fun. The tiff one is the best quality and most likely going to just print right, the jpeg is there too just in case.

 

For OO you'll need to resize it. I don't know what the dimensions of the OO chassis are so you'll have to work it out

 

Print on nice stiff quality paper (the one above is on cheap paper as tester) and make the folds sharp. Fold up and glue (for laser print titebond woodglue is awesome for this, for inkjet you need more care but spraying the back of the sheet with spray mount might well do the trick).

 

Cut out four of the corner bits and wrap them round the corner to hold it together.

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That's a very nice bit of artwork sir, what did you use to create it, as its given me a few ideas for 009 waggons. Its also very nice of you to provide the template for free, when I'm sure there is a money spinning range on your hands!

If I were wearing one, I'd tip my hat to you. I'll have to go and put one on!

J

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That's a very nice bit of artwork sir, what did you use to create it, as its given me a few ideas for 009 waggons. Its also very nice of you to provide the template for free, when I'm sure there is a money spinning range on your hands!

If I were wearing one, I'd tip my hat to you. I'll have to go and put one on!

J

 

 

It was drawn using the GIMP. It's basically a set of boxes and lines. For non black strapping it would take a bit of extra work as you'd need to use shadows for the strapping (which might look nicer anyway) and perhaps shade differences to get rivets.

 

The only tricky bit was the writing. I did that by creating a bright green rectangle (so I could see the bits) then typing out two versions of the text one in white and one black. The white one was then cut out and the green marked transparent so I just had the letters, then pasted on top of the black but slightly offset. The two together were then cut out, the green again marked transparent, and pasted on the wagon.

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I think I'd describe Gimp as 'easy to use but hard to learn'

 

Any drawing program which allows you to set a scale or will show you the mm sizes of what you are drawing can be used. Gimp just happens to be my preferred tool for the job.

 

Alan

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