Progress detailing on colliery

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:36 am

Ahh ok :oops: sorry my fault
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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby phil.c » Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:48 am

If you read the details I have supplied and then check out the pictures, it should make sense....I hope :)

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:53 pm

yes it did :)
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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby StevieDay » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:01 am

Nudge for Phil
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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby Evening*Star » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:00 pm

Looks absolutely brilliant,I'm so jealous!I'm also building a colliery,and it is in this forum too under the name Edingthorpe colliery.Sorry if this is a bit random,did you buy or scratch build the handrails?I'm trying to get hold of some and don't think the plastruct ones look right.
When I was planning my layout this one was a real source of inspiration,thank you!

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby phil.c » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:53 pm

The hand railings were built, brass sections soldered.

I've just found your colliery, it looks like you have the info on how the colliery works.

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby Lysander » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:39 am

I've just found your postings Phil - the work is really very good. The clutter and lack of space to swing a cat captures the scene perfectly. I remember pits in and around the Rhondda form the late 60's and 70's, so many were like this.

If you know south Wales collieries, you'll know navigation at Crumlin. A model of that in OO would be magnificent, but probably require half a room !

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby phil.c » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:10 pm

Tony,

I worked in Oakdale colliery as a painter until 84, I moved there from another colliery in the Darren valley due to a fire, I now live in what was the
managers house.

To model a colliery in true scale, including the timber yard and sidings would need a room about twenty or more feet long :shock: I have mine in under four feet but I have to say that I have limited it to a small section of the pit.

Phil

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby Evening*Star » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:00 pm

Looks brill,love the night scene and all the weathering.I'm currently focusing on building the washery loosely based on the one belonging to Pleasley colliery,its going to take a while!Those windows on your washery,did you make them?If you did,how?Mine will use the same type of widows you see.


Brilliant work!

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby phil.c » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:17 pm

Rory,

Those windows are quite simple to do, the originals were of steel and were fine section.

Just cut out a square piece of plastic, score in the cross sections with the right width cuts, paint over so the paint goes into the cuts and wipe off the excess, the plastic does'nt need to be perfectly clear after doing this....these windows were very dirty.

Phil

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby HARRYMALLARD » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:04 pm

that's the method I came up with for my greenhouse on my layout!
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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby Evening*Star » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:26 am

Thank you,I would never have thought of that!
I will use this method for other types of windows on the layout,you've saved me a lot of trouble faffing around with many hundreds of very tiny bits of plastic to make frames for hundreds of windows. :D

Cheers,

Rory :D

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby whynot » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:53 pm

That series of pit photos show probably the finest bit of modelling I've ever seen - love it! Especially

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One of those scenes that make me want to take up say embroidery (which I can actually DO!).
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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby phil.c » Wed Sep 19, 2012 8:03 am

Thanks Dave, never tried embroidery.....i'll have a go next Tuesday :D

Phil

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Re: Progress detailing on colliery

Postby hiffano » Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:36 am

phil.c wrote:Tony,

I worked in Oakdale colliery as a painter until 84, I moved there from another colliery in the Darren valley due to a fire, I now live in what was the
managers house.



wow, you worked until you were 84, the government really has let pensions get into a mess ;-)
Whoo, new job... big pay cut... but new job! yay


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