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by Ex-Pat
Sun Apr 17, 2022 9:57 am
Forum: Real World Railways
Topic: SR 13t Open - Photo?
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: SR 13t Open - Photo?

by Ex-Pat
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 352
Views: 54439

Re: Painting Shed Roof

Thanks Jim – looking forward to your start! And so, on to painting the roof. I have no colour photo of Hawick’s shed roof and could only go by this photo of a goods shed at Perth, and which brings out the individual corrugated sheeting strips very well, with renewals/repairs over the years being qui...
by Ex-Pat
Tue Mar 22, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 106
Views: 14527

Re: Painting the Shed Roof

Following on from the introduction in my layout thread at: https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=50019&p=701274#p701274 re-painting was considered necessary. IMG_2378.JPG IMG_2393.JPG IMG_2397.JPG IMG_2421.JPG IMG_2424 (2).JPG for the time being at least I am happ...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:31 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 352
Views: 54439

Re: Above shed rear door detail

A small update is now at: https://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=51636&p=701201#p701201 Also I finally got round my problems in obtaining suitable diameter Evergreen rods in Ireland by using copper-cored wire, and am pleased it kept reasonably straight. Here it is ...
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 106
Views: 14527

Re: Shed rear door detail

Belated thanks Dad-1.

The next step was a small detail.

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this “bracket” above the shed rear door rather intrigued me – is it a de-commissioned lamp bracket, or what? Anyway it was a challenge!


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The head of this brass lace-making pin was...


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battered flat on a steel set-square and drilled through (probably one of the smallest holes I’ve ever drilled!)


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A cocktail stick cross-section provided the collar (albeit a bit on the large size).


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The final product


T.B.C.
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 16, 2022 10:02 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 1126
Views: 162572

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Expect PM within next 10 minutes.
by Ex-Pat
Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!
Replies: 310
Views: 11706

Re: Oh...NO...! Not another 1/32 diorama...!!!

Nice to see some track down, and the weir/waterfall is superb - I can almost hear the water flowing over it.
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 1126
Views: 162572

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

It's the (now defunct) Activity Media "Right Track 7 - Buildings with Geoff Taylor" - Barcode 5 060118 950067.

You'll only be able to pick one up though the Internet (if you're lucky). Such a shame that that series was discontinued!
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 09, 2022 8:36 am
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building
Replies: 1126
Views: 162572

Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Geoff Taylor's method for rendering is to use talcum powder (not of the scented variety!).

If you're interested I'll take another look at his video and give you more details.
by Ex-Pat
Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: Queen Mary Brake Van
Replies: 28
Views: 1014

Re: Queen Mary Brake Van

Richard08 wrote:This is what I've been building up to over the last x months.


Is that a posh way of saying 10 months - or is it longer?

You're certainly a glutton for punishment - I take my hat off to you! (and look forward to the outcome).
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Personal Layouts - Under Construction
Topic: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)
Replies: 352
Views: 54439

Re: Shed Doors fabricated

Thanks glencairn - PM responded to.

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=51636&p=700881#p700881 covers the fabrication of the shed doors.

I'm currently working on painting the shed roof, with a first ever foray into dry-brushing - certainly enlightening.
by Ex-Pat
Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 106
Views: 14527

Re: Shed Doors

Thanks manna - (I've PM'd you).

Attention was turned to the shed doors.

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These are the remaining “doors” salvaged from cutting out the archways at each end of the shed.


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The first job was to scribe in the planking


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Next the positions of the various strengthening planks on the backs of the doors were marked out and the planks themselves were added


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resulting in this position. – These will eventually be attached to the shed walls by rivetted straps.


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First rough coat of paint prior to “blackening”


T.B.C.
by Ex-Pat
Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: The Workbench
Topic: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"
Replies: 106
Views: 14527

Re: Site Preparation/Foundation work

Yet another change in tack as I look forward to "commissioning" the shed. I had originally decided not to install the pits within the shed itself as they wouldn’t be that visible, but then I changed my mind and set about ripping out the sleepers. IMG_2068.JPG IMG_2088.JPG IMG_2254_LI.jpg T...

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