Handicraft tip 1

Working with copy templates

 
 
 
 
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Copy the copy template of the selected parts. There should be more parts than initially required to allow you to test and try variations. Then cut out all the elements (it doesn't have to be too precise) and arrange and fix them in a logical way on a sheet of paper. This arrangement then serves as a copy template to be transferred to thicker photo paper. The parts now have to be cut out very precisely.
 
 
 
 
 
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2.

A sharp craft knife and a steel ruler are perfect for this job. Push down fairly hard on the ruler.
 
 
 
 
 
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3.

Caution! The grey shading on the edge of all the wall parts must not be removed. In the paper model this replaces the bar positioned behind the pillars and corner posts.
 
 
 
 
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4.

The item and part numbers as well as the colours are listed on all the cardboard parts to make it easier to enter them into the shopping list.
The planning aid provides all the necessary information.
 
 
 
 
 
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5.

Make sure that you don't mix up the different parts.
 
 
 
 
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A number of different options are available. First set out the parts and ...
 
 
 
 
 
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... continue to make changes until it meets your expectations. Then use all-purpose glue or wood glue ...
 
 
 
 
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... to stick the elements to cardboard at least 1.5 mm thick. Arrange the parts separately for each wall. Drawing a line on the cardboard before adding the parts makes it easier to ensure that they are set out at right angles.
 
 
 
 
 
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The same process applies for the gable walls and roofs.
 
 
 
 
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10.

After the individual elements have been cut out using a craft knife, glue them to a base piece by piece.
 
 
 
 
 
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But make sure that you draw the building floor plan onto it first. This makes aligning the walls much easier.
 
 
 
 
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12.

The wood or all-purpose glue is also suitable for this task.
 
 
 
 
 
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The roof is also glued onto thicker cardboard. This ensures that it is stable enough to simply set it on top afterwards.̈
 
 
 
 
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Finally, glue on the pillars, brick friezes or eaves.
 
 
 
 
 
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15.

Once the mock-up of your model railway layout or your diorama has been completed, carefully enter the number of parts into the checklist column̈. The content summary for all the individual parts makes it easy to calculate what you need and enter this into the shopping list.
 
 
 
 
If you are going to your local dealer don't forget to take your shopping list!
Incidentally: it is possible that the number of parts required for your building projects does not correspond exactly with the content summary of our individual items and there may be some leftover parts. These can be used to start a new project!

 
 
 
 
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