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Friday
Nov182011

I need your help

Greetings all you intrepid paper lovers.  We have mentioned recently that we want to do some Chama buildings and also some mine tipples.  We have been working on them, but things do take time.  I need your help with my current task.  One of the things that we have to be able to do for either of these projects is to be able to produce timber trestle bents and cribbing in various sizes.  (The buildings themselves are the easy part.  It’s the support pieces that really mess up a schedule.)  I would really appreciate it is you all would look at the three pictures and let me know your opinions.  Does this look enough like wood or do I have to make some revisions.  One interesting thing about this bent is that the material to make it costs about 75¢, but the NBW cstings (Grandt) are like $5.00.  And they are only on one side.  (NO!, I can’t make paper NBW’s)  So please let me know what you think.  Everything is straight so don’t pick on that.  I was just so close the image started to distort.

Thanks for your help.

 

Saturday
Nov122011

A new collection nears completion

It appears we will have a new collection ready soon.  I’m not quite sure what to call it.  It’s a mix of shops and store fronts, mostly wood.  The plan is to make them available on DVD and as downloads at the same time.  Right now the list includes.

A corner store with a two sided stepped porch, awnings and full interior.  A book shop with full interior and a heavy stone foundation.  It would look great in a port town.  Beattie’s grocery.  Its stucco.  The prototype is in California, but it could be from anywhere.  The Western store that’s been available for a while, but with several new features and both a right and left side entrance.  A  reworking of The Mercantile in brick.  You can never have too many triangular buildings.  And of course, the usual load of extras and surprises.

I may add a light house based on the recent build on MRR Forums.

Also in the works, a Section House that matches our CN watertower.  A new Small Brick Factory.  A dark brick version of Cream City (I have been trying to get this kit to work in O scale but it’s just gianormous.)  Anybody who really wants it in O scale, speak up.

Thats it for now, I think.  Oh wait, there is that Gas Station I’ve been playing with.

Wednesday
Oct262011

Just put up a new kit. Enclosed Water Tank

Sunday
Oct092011

The future. Some changes coming soon.

November will mark our 8th year.  We haven’t made too many changes to the site in a while.  That’s about to change.  Partly because the site has gotten rather large. we realize that searching for kits can be difficult.  We are about to add many new kits that have not been available but on disk and as one off, custom jobs.  Additionally, I have over a half dozen never seen kits that are near completion.  Farther down the road are a couple of big new disks.  We remain dedicated to creating great models. so watch for the changes and let us know what you think.

Reality strikes a blow.  Due to increased web storage, paypal handling fees and taxes some prices will have to increase.  We haven’t raised prices in seven years.  As a matter of fact, we reduced prices when we switched from pre printed products to digital format.  In a couple of weeks, individual texture files will increase to $1.99 per download, still a great price.  Individual disks will stay at $29.95 and $39.95.  A few kit downloads will increase due to revised designs or additional options added.

As always we appreciate and thank you all for your support.  We are dedicated to making this a fun and informative site for card stock modelers and we are going to keep having fun doing it.

Thom