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Author Topic: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits  (Read 12654 times)

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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2014, 04:11:56 PM »
donated crisp white fiver to their cause.
Jerry

They must have been well chuffed with that, Jerry :-\
Many of our members might have missed that one but this old fart cottoned on. How many have you got left? :worried:

Did he remember to sign the back?  :D

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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2015, 04:28:47 PM »
I have to be honest and say that I have downloaded a few of these kits and built them, and I just don't like them, and the problem is I cannot put my finger on why, to my eyes, they  just don't look right for some reason, and again I cannot explain what part of them isn't right. They just all seem "too square" if that makes sense.

I think the same of scalescenes so it probably is a personal thing, but I find the MRS ones great and very lifelike.
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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2015, 05:05:28 PM »
By MRS are you referring to the Metcalfe range ?.   Then we agree to differ in taste as I find some of them over scale and way too shiny.   I have built the Terraces but didn't use them as I needed about 24 kits, The Station just looked wrong so never finished it. The Brewery however is a lovely model.

Back to the topic of Wordsworth kits, I have used them as cheap fillers as I ran out of other kits to use on my High Street, it is about 15 Foot long. I modify them as shown in my Tutorial but for others they are a easy to build and cheap resource, and may encourage people to then try the more complex kits available.

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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2015, 06:23:24 PM »
By MRS are you referring to the Metcalfe range ?.   Then we agree to differ in taste as I find some of them over scale and way too shiny.   I have built the Terraces but didn't use them as I needed about 24 kits, The Station just looked wrong so never finished it. The Brewery however is a lovely model.

Back to the topic of Wordsworth kits, I have used them as cheap fillers as I ran out of other kits to use on my High Street, it is about 15 Foot long. I modify them as shown in my Tutorial but for others they are a easy to build and cheap resource, and may encourage people to then try the more complex kits available.

Jerry

I was referring to Model Railway Scenery
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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2015, 04:43:06 PM »
By MRS are you referring to the Metcalfe range ?.   Then we agree to differ in taste as I find some of them over scale and way too shiny.   I have built the Terraces but didn't use them as I needed about 24 kits, The Station

I was referring to Model Railway Scenery


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Hi Graham, How stupid of me!!

Yes I agree Model Railway Scenery stuff is very good.  I have built most of their N Gauge stuff apart from anything obviously modern. The pub iys an excellent model, and I have just finished "bashing" the 1930's factory into a fire station. I also ordered yesterday thepre cut Station fencing so will review it when it gets here.

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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2015, 05:30:04 PM »
By MRS are you referring to the Metcalfe range ?.   Then we agree to differ in taste as I find some of them over scale and way too shiny.   I have built the Terraces but didn't use them as I needed about 24 kits, The Station

I was referring to Model Railway Scenery

Hi Graham, How stupid of me!!

Yes I agree Model Railway Scenery stuff is very good.  I have built most of their N Gauge stuff apart from anything obviously modern. The pub iys an excellent model, and I have just finished "bashing" the 1930's factory into a fire station. I also ordered yesterday thepre cut Station fencing so will review it when it gets here.

Jerry

Good luck with the laser cut fencing, especially in 'N', I found the cardboard used to be very absorbent glue wise, and the fencing itself is very delicate in 00 so in 'N' you will need to handle it like you are defusing WW2 bomb !

I also found that in 00 size a few of the rails are too long, so check before you commit to gluing, as it could get messy.

In all though after a coat of neat PVA and some very light rubbing down, once painted it can be as good looking as the plastic stuff.

« Last Edit: May 24, 2015, 05:38:19 PM by Sprintex, Reason: Fixed incorrect quote »
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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2015, 03:54:59 PM »
ref Wordsworth Card Kits: If you're having difficulty opening the files which mamke up this fabulous resource, it's probably because they're in .rar format, ie they're 'zipped'. Just download a programme from the web to unzip the files: NCHExpressZip opens them nicely (other unzippers are available!) and is free for home use. Try downloading from www.nchsoftware.com/zip.

happy modelling, Roger.

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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2016, 08:42:45 PM »
For a while I was hoping to go through each kit, shrink it, and rework it so it was fewer peices, one problem I have with some of the kits, is they're great for 00 but when you shrink it down, it becomes rather fiddly... anyone else had this?

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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2016, 09:24:12 PM »
For a while I was hoping to go through each kit, shrink it, and rework it so it was fewer peices, one problem I have with some of the kits, is they're great for 00 but when you shrink it down, it becomes rather fiddly... anyone else had this?

Anything in n is going to be fiddly.

If you are reducing card kits then it should be by 52%.
Best advice form me is not to use a propritrey card glue, use UHU instead, and apply it with a cocktail stick, that way you shouldn't get in too much of  mess.
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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2016, 07:28:49 AM »
I get on really well with Wordsworth kits and already made a few, I use textured 300 gsm card to print on which really helps the appearance as the ink bleads slightly reducing the squareness.

I also cut slightly oversized by about 5mm where corners need to wrap round.

I use 3m Rapid set PVA.

Currently doing a lot of buildings so I will post them in my Geominster thread.

Incidentally I reduce the file view to 50% then set custom settings to 100% select A5 paper tick shrink oversized box and of course use A5 card.

All that gets the scale very close to GF buildings.

I do not intend to use other brands so all the buildings appear the same, except of course some of my scratchbuilt items.

Photo shows some done earlier.
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A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

Having learnt so much from  previous Geominster projects this is the latest one.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=30850.0

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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2016, 08:30:47 AM »
Do they only do Australian models.....

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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2016, 08:40:07 AM »
Do they only do Australian models.....

Stupid ipad I took the photo with must be an Aussie.

Changed it now.
A new layout Geominster Mainline & Heritage Line has been created after moving home and not being able to accomodate the old layout.

This then is my third version which is vastly improved from previous efforts.

Geominster was my first project which has now been dismantled.

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Re: Wordsworth Model Railway Card Kits
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2020, 12:59:53 AM »
Has anyone tried the roundhouse kit? Iím thinking of a roundhouse for my depot area, but canít find a really one that looks British.

 

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