Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Engine Shed arrives 17/7

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Laying of the engine shed floor

Postby Alright John » Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:41 pm

siquelme wrote:Looks good

I see you had the same idea as me with the inspection pits using scaledale freebies but lined using metcalfe brickwork to match the engine shed etc... What are planning to use to glaze your engine sheds and use on the inside?


Thanks

Regarding the inside I am still looking through steam on shed photos.

The engine shed unlike the coaling stage will be removable so I plan to put machinery, worktables , parts etc when the building is taken away.

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Laying of the engine shed floor

Postby siquelme » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:02 pm

I piced up some stuff to go inside mine such which includes things drums, jacks and pulleys which is good. I really need to get some glazing for my engine shed but having trouble sourcing it. I am planning to trying to find some white brick for the inside of my shed just need to get a bit of a move on

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GEM-OO-SCALE- ... 4aac84ed55
Thats what i got not that bad tho alot of painting is required...should stop telling you everything i am doing as when i get around to doing mine it will look rubbish compared to yours
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Laying of the engine shed floor

Postby Alright John » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:19 pm

siquelme wrote:I piced up some stuff to go inside mine such which includes things drums, jacks and pulleys which is good. I really need to get some glazing for my engine shed but having trouble sourcing it. I am planning to trying to find some white brick for the inside of my shed just need to get a bit of a move on


Thanks for the link

White brick try : http://www.scalescenes.com/products/TX05-Painted-Brick

Windows try: http://www.scalescenes.com/products/TX0 ... nd-Windows

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Laying of the engine shed floor

Postby siquelme » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:31 pm

Yea the problem with scalescenes is my printer is brokern and dont have access to another one

Might have to pay someone to download and print them for me
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Laying of the engine shed floor

Postby Alright John » Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:01 pm

Let me have your window sizes

Shed
Height it top of arch =

width =

Workshop

Height =

width =

Also how many sheets of A4 white brick paper will you need?

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Laying of the engine shed floor

Postby Alright John » Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:26 pm

siquelme wrote:.. What are planning to use to glaze your engine sheds and use on the inside?


Having slept on your question and re-looked at the board this morning, before going to work, I have decided not to include in the build all or part of the front edge wall so that the inside of the shed can be seen.

As far as glazing is concerned I will probably use the Scalescenes windows printed onto OHP transparency film

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Laying of the engine shed floor

Postby Garethp8873 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:54 pm

Hi again!

I went down to Didcot and I was able to get you several photos of their GWR Loco Wagon. They shall be up on flickr ASAP.

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Laying of the engine shed floor

Postby Alright John » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:17 pm

Thanks you are a star :D

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Laying of the engine shed floor

Postby Garethp8873 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:58 pm

Well here are the efforts of my labour. In a previous statement I said GWR LOCO Wagons never had a door at the front. This is wrong, some of them did have doors at the front, but not what the Airfix version has. Taking a guess, the LOCO wagon here is most likely going to be from the same diagram as that of the Severn Valley's GWR LOCO Wagon.

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Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Retaining arched wall added 9/7

Postby Alright John » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:11 am

A bit more work done this weekend.

I had taken the Metcalfe red brick viaduct (PO240) and built it as a low relief arched wall

There is still a small amount of detail to be added before a start on weathering

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The smaller retaining wall has been completed between the two levels of track

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It may not be noticeable but I have done a bit more ballasting.

Keep well till next time

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Retaining arched wall added 9/7

Postby siquelme » Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:48 pm

I am starting to get a bit worried as my layout i had planned is excatly the same as yours even the metcafle viaduct arches for retainning walls... nice job on them tho what you going to put on top of them
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Retaining arched wall added 9/7

Postby whynot » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:26 pm

That really is coming together very well - good impression of the sheer scale (!) of such facilities I think.
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Retaining arched wall added 9/7

Postby Alright John » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:43 pm

siquelme wrote:I am starting to get a bit worried as my layout i had planned is excatly the same as yours even the metcafle viaduct arches for retainning walls... nice job on them tho what you going to put on top of them


Sorry :oops:

I will be using at some stage the engine shed, water tower and sand house

I may also be using parts of the goods shed, factory and boiler house kits

Glad you like the work so far

As to what is going on top of the viaduct . . . . . . . I'm not sure.

I will see what Metcalfe kit bits I can get my hands on. Because of space restrictions it will certainly be built as a "flat"

So if anybody has the front, side or back of any Metcalfe building kits left over or spare do get in touch, condition is immaterial.

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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Retaining arched wall added 9/7

Postby siquelme » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:50 pm

More like great minds ;)

Great progress tho keep the updates coming :P
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Re: Metcalfe Steam Depot in OO - Retaining arched wall added 9/7

Postby Alright John » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:54 pm

:D So long as work and family commitments allow

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