Adding gangway connections between carriages adds a touch of realism to a model railway. This can be achieved with a simple method described using folded paper.
First cut two long strips of black paper. One 15mm wide, the other 28mm wide
|Cut individual sections with 7mm overlap28mm Plus and 15mm Plus
Strip A -15mm wide x 42mm
Strip B – 28mm high x 29mm
|Fold the 15mm Strip A over the 28mm Strip B with 7mm folds top and bottom
Fold the 28mm Strip B over the 15mm Strip A with 7mm folds top and bottomContinue adding strips A & B folding and joining until you have the required
depth of connection.
|When joining sections, lay Strip A inside the folded joining section and press flat prior to laying on Strip B to repeat the above process|
|When the required sections are completed, reverse the 15mm wide Strip A so the fold face inwards and push the overlaps inside the previous fold.|
|Once you are satisfied that the connections works remove the corners with scissors or craft knife|
|To secure the connection to carriages, cut a piece of card / balsa wood to fit neatly into carriage doorway and glue to connectors. Paint black to complete.|