m.levin's layout thread

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby mumbles » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:04 pm

I need to know how to build stuff like this without warping!! Tell me!!!

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby carnehan » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:15 pm

Oh lord, that is a terrific build mumbles. Why are there drainpipes running halfway up the roof? I can't work that out. :?:

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby SouthernBoy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:17 pm

That's realy quite accomplished work Martin, most impresive.

I'm curious about the drain pipes that go half-way up the roof - never seen that before.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:18 pm

mumbles wrote:I need to know how to build stuff like this without warping!! Tell me!!!

It's a top secret that only professionals with 30 years experience of making models for Architects know!

SouthernBoy wrote:I'm curious about the drain pipes that go half-way up the roof - never seen that before.

I think that if the drain pipes were attached to 'foul' sewer lines, building regs demanded they had to extend more than 3 feet above windows, lying down on the roof looks less obtrusive then a 'chimney' sticking up at the front of the house. Same rule applies now, but they invented a vent valve that eliminates the need to go higher.

I am more concerned about the four foot drop when you walk out of the front door! :o
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:52 pm

I have no idea about those pipes, they are on the real building.
This picture is newer then ones I'm basing my modelling on, but not changed much.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:53 pm

TimberSurf wrote:I am more concerned about the four foot drop when you walk out of the front door! :o


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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:01 am

TimberSurf wrote:It looks terrific, love the non square box, comglomeration of odd shapes, makes it "real"
I know the secret to making styrene buildings that never warp! :o
But you're not getting it out of me! :twisted:


Only 1 person knows the secret to making styrene buildings that never warp and he took it to his grave and that was Johann Bessler

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby TimberSurf » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:29 am

I will make the same offer Bessler did, £20,000 and I will let you in on the secret!
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:32 am

haha you got me

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby End2end » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:49 am

mumbles wrote:I need to know how to build stuff like this without warping!! Tell me!!!

LINKA. :D
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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby mumbles » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:06 am

what did you use for the roof tiles Martin? was it those sheets you have to cut the rows of tiles out and glue together?

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:48 pm

mumbles wrote:what did you use for the roof tiles Martin? was it those sheets you have to cut the rows of tiles out and glue together?


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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:01 pm

O.K. mumbles,
I have a warped mind ........
If you're making plasticard buildings they do tend to distort from the corners
producing concave walls. I put in tight fitting floors, often so tight they're
liquid proof. O.K that's only halfway up the building but it helps. Dunno if I
have any pictures ?

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Internal walls help as well.

Sorry to butt in on your thread Martin.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby m.levin » Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:36 pm

It's ok Geoff, makes me look popular.

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Re: m.levin's layout thread

Postby mumbles » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:21 pm

Cheers Geoff. The only real warping prob I had was a house with a large floor plan, it had dividing floors and walls but looking at your pic I can see the solidity you have with the size and structure.

It also used that roofing Martin.. god did that warp!!!


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