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Cn2t (warning : heavy on images)

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  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Belgium
Cn2t (warning : heavy on images)
Posted by DanCooper on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:55 AM

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

It's been many years since I have visited this forum regulary (it was before the change of forum software, I think).  The reasons for my long absence are too long to list, but just a few of them are : a buildingstop due to health issues, activities in other hobbies, and last but not least ; less activity in plastic and wood, while more in paper.

I have just found out a few minutes ago, that FSM forum now has a "Paper Models" subforum, while ironically it was thrue a 1998 or 1999 FSM magazine that I stumbled on paper models (there was a little add with a download code for a free model from FiddlersGreen).

Anyway, I haven't built that much in paper during those years... well, that's to say ; I have started many models, but never actually was able to finish one, so I'm still an inexperienced beginner.

However, since March this year I have been working on a paper model, of wich I'm rather confident I will be able to finish :)

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you : the Polish narrow gauge steamengine Cn2t "Las" :

And, that's how she looks at the moment :

Sorry for not having an actual buildlog on this forum yet, but from now on, I'll post my progress here as well :)

Although the order of the pictures are chronological and kind of self-explanatory ; if you have any questions regarding some of the building steps, feel free to ask.

On the bench : Revell's 1/125 RV Calypso

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    January 2010
Posted by CrashTestDummy on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:28 PM

Nice.  Did you mount the paper on chip board, or something?  It looks like you are using something thicker than poster board.  

And using spot putty to fill in the gaps!!  How plastic-like.  :-)

Gene Beaird

Pearland, Texas

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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  • From: Phoenix, AZ
Posted by Fly-n-hi on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:56 PM

Wow!  Looks great!

  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Belgium
Posted by DanCooper on Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:55 AM


Gene, I'm using different thicknesses of cardboard, mainly 0.5 mm and 1 mm, the paper of the kit itself is rather heavy as well, I've messeared it with my (cheap) digital calliper to be around 0.225 mm (about the same as Bristol paper).

On the bench : Revell's 1/125 RV Calypso

  • Member since
    November 2009
Posted by artworks2 on Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:23 AM

Awesome locomotive build. I'm convinced that you'd enjoy LGB locomotives. Watch out though it coulds end up as a garden railroad....

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  • From: Illinois: Hive of Scum and Villany
Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Friday, November 14, 2014 10:08 PM

Beautiful build !

I need to make a note of using putty for gap filling. Cool


Gonna make me want a 4-6-0 to go with my old MPC 4-4-0 The General Surprise

Tags: 4-4-0 , 4-6-0 , The General
  • Member since
    August 2008
Posted by tankerbuilder on Sunday, February 1, 2015 3:05 PM

Hey DERE ! ;

    Youse is makin paper progress heah ! I'se just wan ta gratulate youse on a chob well did . L.O.L. L.O.L. ! That looks very good my friend .Thank you for sharing !

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    August 2008
Posted by tankerbuilder on Sunday, February 1, 2015 3:07 PM

I do have a serious question ;

 Do the instructions have you doing a butt joint on the boiler ? Is that why you have it in that jig ?  T.B.


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