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

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:10 pm

End2end wrote:
TimberSurf wrote:Cheaper and far better control (plus remote) is 12V-Wireless-Remote-Switch-Controller-Dimmer

AH! I have some of these.
Just attatch them inline from the 12v lighting bus?

Yep!
Add resistors at 12v to set to full brightness, then dim to desired level with the module
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Postby timbologist » Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:18 am

It's a pain being out of whack time wise I miss out on the current conversation and get the end of it.
Anyway sorry about confusing you, but unfortunately in electronics there are some basic laws and rules that govern how components are selected, and if not followed things can get pear shaped pretty quickly and have nasty effects. So I want you to be aware of these things so you can do things correctly and have no problems. Be safe and not be disappointed about the results.

And as usual "TimberSurf" thank you for the translation of what I have said,

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

Postby burnie » Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:38 pm

I have a lot of reading to do, looks like this thread is just what I'm needing for my own layout, some very fine work done

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

Postby End2end » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:03 pm

Thanks for your kind comments burnie. Copy whatever you like. :)
A long way to go on the full layout yet but I'm busy making up more Linka tiles for the roof of the station building at the moment.
I need to add the gable walls and then I can undercoat it and show some more pictures before moving forward.

After a little reasearch into GWR stations, I think I will add a horizontal canopy on the platform side. It should be easy enough to make the framework out of balsa but I would like some proper looking GWR valancing around the edge. There's a few options available that I know of but I'll choose which at a later date. First I need a roof! :shock:

LINKA...... It'll get you plastered :lol:
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:09 pm

Ratio/Wills do a pack of valancing which is ok for Great Western. It's deep enough for the tallest they used and not too difficult to trim a bit off the top for the shallower ones.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:14 pm

I am waiting for glue to dry again so here's roughly what the station building will look like.
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@Timbersurf.
I was also looking at the 4A18 Slaters GWR Station Awning but I don't think it's a full awning, rather just the valance.
I'll look into the Ratio/Wills version.
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Postby TimberSurf » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:26 pm

End2end wrote:@Timbersurf.
I was also looking at the 4A18 Slaters GWR Station Awning but I don't think it's a full awning, rather just the valance.
I'll look into the Ratio/Wills version.

Your eyesight :o is getting worse!

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Postby End2end » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:38 pm

Is the sprue part the actual canopy on the Slaters kit then as I don't see anyting else in the packet?
I also found these..
These 2 items would give a nice look and a sloped shape to the ends from L-Cut
http://www.lcut.co.uk/index.php?product ... R%2000-11c
http://www.lcut.co.uk/index.php?product ... R%2000-12c

The same with these..
http://www.timbertracks.co.uk/index.php ... rch=awning

I also found some coopercraft ones but I cannot find a picture of them. Are'nt coopercraft products metal though?
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Postby TimberSurf » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:54 pm

I don't think any of those include the roof, they are just edgings. Only Dapol and ratio do a complete canopy. Don't forget it will need glass panels in the roof!

Your eyesight :o is getting worse by the minute!

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Postby End2end » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:29 pm

TimberSurf wrote:Your eyesight :o is getting worse by the minute!

*'HIC'* yessh thatss what I get for a day on the tilessshh. :lol:
I take it you mean the Ratio / Wills 516 Timbersurf.
After perusing all, I think I prefer the L-cut 2 items but as these are details I won't need to buy them just yet but now I know which ones I do want. :)
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:10 pm

A quick update to where I am so far with the station build.
Gable and internal walls and floors now installed with a mix of Linka tiles, Balsa and thick card.
Looking at the platfrom side
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Looking at the road side
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And where I am upto on the roof.
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Still a way to go before the basecoat but I am pleased with it so far.
I want to finish the roof first so I can spray it all at the same time even though the roof will be removable as with all my buildings.
This means adding internal strength by using additonal tiles glued underneath the roof. Easy with the smaller triangular tiles I've already created. :)
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby timbologist » Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:09 am

End2end wrote: Easy with the smaller triangular tiles I've already created. :)


Are yes always seem to end up with a lot of those special triangle tiles. :oops:

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

Postby End2end » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:23 am

I've completed the roof excluding the ridge tiles finally but as I staggered the tiles by one locating finger they caused more problems than needed.
I think if I was to stagger them by 2 locating fingers then the maths and look would have been correct but I didn't need such a large roof and thus the pattern of the roof tiles almost ended up wrong. But with some sawing and fettling of tiles I managed to get the roof tile pattern mostly correct. :?
Once the ridge tiles ahve been glued in place I can then move on to the undercoating stage and some more pictures.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:33 pm

I had another idea for the ridge tiles.
Instead of using the tiny convex Linka tiles I thought it might be easier to use a long length of convex plastic and just mark it for the tile gaps.
Unfortunatly a visit to my local model shop left me bereft as they didn't have what I needed. Lots of beams and I-bars but no convex pieces.
This model shop never seems to have what I need off the shelf. :?

So instead I purchased the Ratio 420 GWR station fence and gates set for my current station building project and picked up the newest copy of The Railway Magazine Guide to Modelling (free paper). If you cannot get hold of a copy you can read it online here (lower down the page) - https://www.railwaymagazinemodelling.co.uk/june-2018/

I also popped into my local Oxfam (mainly books) and grabbed Historical Railway Modelling book by David Jenkinson for a measly £2.50.
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There was also another book called Modellers guide to the GWR by T.J.Booth which I picked up but was almost sure I had it already so put it back again.
Just looking at my book collection...I don't.
But I may be slightly confused.
Is this book..
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The same as this book?
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As I do have the latter and it's by Trevor Booth.
Or are these 2 completely different books?

Nice to get out on the bike for a meander today though. :)
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Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:42 pm

I did the opposite last week, I went into Cancer Research in Ayr and they had "London Midland Then and Now" by Gavin Morrison for £2 so I bought it and went home to find I already had that title in the loft, think I have two or three duplicates that I need to clear out now :D

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