Paper buildings

Re: Paper buildings

Postby railtwister » Tue Jan 21, 2014 9:53 am

gerhard_k wrote:Another site with re-scalable (originals in British OO scale) buildings to print out, mostly houses, many look quite suitable for US prototypes - http://modelrailroadlayoutsandscenery.c ... enery.html - each is $10, but cheaper in groups. And there's a note that all 24 are on sale as a bundle until midnight tonight for $75, seems like quite a deal if you need a bunch.
- Gerhard

I think $10 each just for the downloadable file is over the top price-wise, especially when compared to a plastic or laser cut kit of similar size. If they were offered as a complete pre-cut kit printed on heavy card stock, $10 would still be a bit high. "Free for Downloading" is a good price for a paper kit when you consider that you will have to scratch build a sub-structure if you want it to stand up the humidity and not warp.

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Re: Paper buildings

Postby LVG1 » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:46 pm

railtwister wrote:"Free for Downloading" is a good price for a paper kit...

There's but a little work to do to create these kits. And work is always worth payment.
So "free" is not a good price for those offering it.
If that's what you expect, you'll make it unattractive to do the work of creating something like that.
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Re: Paper buildings

Postby TTTerrific » Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:36 pm

Thanks for this posting with link, Gerhard. I saved this site as a "favorite" until I can get around to the point where I'll be building some structures. Right now I'm up to my eye-balls in trying to expand my TT rolling stock fleet. Check the video on this site. It's not really that good quality-wise, but the models shown are first rate! The price is fair.
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