Let's talk about cardboard Christmas houses and accessories

Visit our Contributors' Pages:
Visit Family Christmas Online Visit Howard Lamey's own web page, LittleGlitterHouses.com Click to Sign Up for Maria Cudequest's Collectibles Blog
Visit Family Christmas Online Click to visit Papa Ted's Place - the ultimate cardboard Christmas house resource. Click to return to the Old Christmas Tree Lights Table of Contents Page



Note: To ask a question, sign up for our "Christmas Times" newsletter, or learn how
to apply for membership to this forum, please visit our Contact page.


Note: All content on this forum is Copyright (c) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 by Paul D. Race
and by the posters who have contributed specific content. All material is for your personal use only. No content
or plans may be republished or sold, nor may any plans be used to make products to sell without prior written
permission from Paul D. Race and the individual who contributed the content or plan in question.
For permissions or questions about this policy, please contact us using our Contact page.
It is currently Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:38 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:46 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:22 am
Posts: 62
Hey All,

Have any of you reduced the size of the patterns to "match" an N Scale train layout? I'm toying around with the idea of doing the Dolly houses scaled down by 50%.

Steven

_________________
Steven
Glitter and Putz House Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/691796574358424/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:55 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:30 pm
Posts: 145
Hi Steven,

I haven't built anything specifically to N scale (that I was aware of) but I have reduced many of my patterns to various smaller sizes on my copier, and then built with the resulting pattern. It's a lot of fun, and an interesting challenge to make some of those tiny cuts. I'm not clear if you're looking for advice or just encouragement, but I would say "go for it!".

Barb


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:22 am
Posts: 62
Barb wrote:
Hi Steven,

I haven't built anything specifically to N scale (that I was aware of) but I have reduced many of my patterns to various smaller sizes on my copier, and then built with the resulting pattern. It's a lot of fun, and an interesting challenge to make some of those tiny cuts. I'm not clear if you're looking for advice or just encouragement, but I would say "go for it!".

Barb


I was just thinking aloud really. Wanted to see if anyone has and hoping if they had, that they'd post some photo's or just drop in on the thread like you have.

_________________
Steven
Glitter and Putz House Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/691796574358424/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:43 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2011 7:32 pm
Posts: 1477
I actually knew someone who built very small houses--she was able to get around the tiny window cuts by using a rectangular punch she found at the craft store for the windows....I'll ask her if she has any photos....There are also a number of doll house artisans on etsy who have made little "villages" for their Christmas doll house rooms....


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:02 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:51 pm
Posts: 600
you may try here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1230&hilit=fireplace

Howard and Lynn created a mini fireplace with small houses on top.
There are 6 or so patterns in the thread.

And they can be scaled when you print them, to get them the size you need.

Steve


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:33 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:22 am
Posts: 62
PutzinVT wrote:
you may try here:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1230&hilit=fireplace

Howard and Lynn created a mini fireplace with small houses on top.
There are 6 or so patterns in the thread.

And they can be scaled when you print them, to get them the size you need.

Steve


Outstanding. Thank you for pointing me in that direction. I'm going to take a crack at the rose window Dolly church scaled down 50% this weekend.

The idea being to make a small village to go around a small tinsel tree on a table we decorate for the holidays. It really isn't big enough for more than an N scale train and I have a spare set now that someone gave to me. I like the way the Dolly houses look with my HO stuff so I'm just going to round them down by half to keep it easy. I love those houses and think they will look great in a smaller size.

I also picked up a Lionel Holiday Trolley set off of eBay. The price was too good to pass it up so some larger houses are in order at some point too. I"ll be adding to this thread as I go along I'm sure and probably another one for the larger stuff. I have some of my own patterns that I've drawn up for those but, haven't had the chance to build/test them out yet. I've experimented with the making the trees, sand finishes and "coconut" and I'm happy with the results there. I will probably build those over the summer when we're stuck indoors.

Steven

_________________
Steven
Glitter and Putz House Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/691796574358424/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:50 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:46 pm
Posts: 1531
Steven...
Best of luck with making “coconut”...please share you findings with us!...and if you have any questions feel free to ask...I’ll happily share any info I have if you can’t find the answer in the Coconut topics on the forum...
Oh, yes...Gotta love those Lionel trollies!...I have an old one...the orange and blue version with the LIONEL LINES logo...
Howard...


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:22 am
Posts: 62
Howard -

Thank you. I appreciate the offer and will take you up on it. I've been sidetracked with your flattie patterns lately and have been having a lot of fun making them.

The trolley set I picked up is the 6-11809 - The Village Trolley Company set.

Steven

_________________
Steven
Glitter and Putz House Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/691796574358424/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:22 am
Posts: 62
Had a chance to build a Rose Window Church. Howard’s pattern (Thank You) reduced 50%.


Attachments:
AF685424-F20C-4532-A94A-D1D675390B0F.jpeg
AF685424-F20C-4532-A94A-D1D675390B0F.jpeg [ 135.72 KiB | Viewed 1464 times ]
D6EDA3E1-9B67-4CDE-B6A8-82F711827559.jpeg
D6EDA3E1-9B67-4CDE-B6A8-82F711827559.jpeg [ 133.4 KiB | Viewed 1464 times ]
463C773D-25FE-4B39-8701-D99CB061C58B.jpeg
463C773D-25FE-4B39-8701-D99CB061C58B.jpeg [ 138.9 KiB | Viewed 1464 times ]
AA2F458C-2C30-493E-8379-F247096FF3B2.jpeg
AA2F458C-2C30-493E-8379-F247096FF3B2.jpeg [ 137.76 KiB | Viewed 1464 times ]

_________________
Steven
Glitter and Putz House Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/691796574358424/
Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:46 pm
Posts: 1531
And the winner is: Steven!...And the reduced rose window church!...I really like what you did!...I have a feeling you're going to be making more...Right?...

Howard...


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron




Click to see sturdy Lionel(r) trains that are perfect for your Christmas tree.



Note: To ask a question, sign up for our "Christmas Times" newsletter, or learn how
to apply for membership to this forum, please visit our Contact page.


Note: All content on this forum is Copyright (c) 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 by Paul D. Race
and by the posters who have contributed specific content. All material is for your personal use only. No content
or plans may be republished or sold, nor may any plans be used to make products to sell without prior written
permission from Paul D. Race and the individual who contributed the content or plan in question.
For permissions or for questions about this policy, please contact us using our Contact page.



Visit our affiliated sites:
- Christmas Memories and Collectibles -
Visit the FamilyChristmasOnline site. Visit Howard Lamey's glitterhouse gallery, with free project plans, graphics, and instructions. Visit Papa Ted Althof's extensive history and collection of putz houses, the largest and most complete such resource on the Internet.. Click to return to the Old Christmas Tree Lights Table of Contents Page Click to sign up for Maria Cudequest's craft and collectibles blog.
Click to visit Fred's Noel-Kat store.
- Family Activities and Crafts -
Click to see reviews of our favorite family-friendly Christmas movies. Free, Family-Friendly Christmas Stories Decorate your tree the old-fashioned way with these kid-friendly projects. Free plans and instructions for starting a hobby building vintage-style cardboard Christmas houses. Click to find free, family-friendly Christmas poems and - in some cases - their stories. Traditional Home-Made Ornaments
- Trains and Hobbies -
Visit Lionel Trains. Free building projects for your vintage railroad or Christmas village. Click to see Thomas Kinkaded-inspired Holiday Trains and Villages. Big Christmas Train Primer: Choosing and using model trains with holiday themes Building temporary and permanent railroads with big model trains Click to see HO scale trains with your favorite team's colors.
- Music -
Carols of many countries, including music, lyrics, and the story behind the songs Wax recordings from the early 1900s, mostly collected by George Nelson.  Download them all for a 'period' album.
Best-loved railroad songs and the stories behind them.
Heartland-inspired music, history, and acoustic instrument tips. Own a guitar, banjo, or mandolin?  Want to play an instrument?  Tips to save you money and time, and keep your instrument playable. Own a guitar, banjo, or mandolin?  Want to play an instrument?  Tips to save you money and time, and keep your instrument playable.



Click to trains that commemorate your team!

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group