The outcast workbench thread

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outcastjack
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:54 pm

Now term has started progress has been plodding along, with the back bedroom of the left hand semi being the only pictureworthy bit (although still totally unfinished).
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I have also been working on making a model of London underground Ballast motor L133, using the CDC models card kit as a template for the plasticard, but it will be a while before i have anything worth showing.

Returning to houses, does anyone know of any model toilet or basins? I am finding making good ones surprising hard work.
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby Buggleskelly » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:58 pm

How about trying to mould it from clay ? DAS do a white version. Or maybe epoxy putty. Or a small plastic cap of some sort, for the basin ?

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby nickbrad » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:37 am

Wow, just come across this and I doff my cap to you sir, some great work going on

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby balliloo » Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:33 am

Just a word of caution:;

http://xkcd.com/878/

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:54 am

^ that is brilliant.

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and the shockingly pink room is next
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby skyblue » Tue Feb 11, 2014 3:59 pm

That final view of the house looks great - but I have to object to the colour scheme in the room on the right - a bit gaudy for my liking! :o (The railway room - which looks excellent - is more my ideal room).

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:50 pm

to make a change from the house, I have started working on street furniture I will need a couple of bus stops for Rayners Lane so here is the start of the first one

Measurements were eyeballed from photos with confirmation of some measurements from here

A quick cardboard mockup was assembled
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I was able to find on t'internet the correct bus stop map for Rayners lane and mounted it on a sheet of card
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The Advert wall was made from plasticard, the legs from styrene I beam and the windows were from ABS the frames are simply strips of insulating tape, which I think do a grat job and are quick and dead easy
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The seat is made from a Wooden coffee stirrer, the roof is only temporary, hopefully a better attempt will be on show soon
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:40 pm

The roof was constructed using a sheet of plasticard for the top skin and 3x6mm I beam to provide adequate spacing between top and bottom skins to fit LEDs
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the bottom skin was frosted plastic from a ring bound note book. the silver marking being added with a sharpy
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the dot matrix display was surprisingly tricky to make but I am reasonably happy with the result although the next one will be much tidier with the learning process done
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Needs painting paving slabs and some adverts but otherwise all done in about 6 hours
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:44 pm

And 10 minutes extra work

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby nickbrad » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:26 pm

They're both looking great, can't wait to see them in place.

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:09 pm

Thanks, I fear it could well be a few years at current rate before they get placed on the layout, the baseboard for the main bit of the station/road doesn't even exist yet.

Adverts added
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Road side ad'.
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a tool board in the Garage
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and the first vending machine done
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby Taw Valley » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:44 pm

This is just amazing work . If i can get half as much detail on my buildings as you do . Ill be over the moon

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby actonnorth » Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:58 pm

Bloody hell, talk about setting the bar high!

Well done, even in my dreams I could not reach that level of dedication and detail.

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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby outcastjack » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:53 pm

Cheers for the kind comments,

I have finally finished the first bathroom, the mirror is a bit rubbish and the toilet isn't too great but I am happy with the rest of it
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Re: The outcast workbench thread

Postby skyblue » Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:33 pm

outcastjack wrote:the mirror is a bit rubbish


I beg to differ - it looks like someone has just finished in the shower and it's all steamed up - it looks great - and incredible for OO gauge!


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