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

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

Postby End2end » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:14 am

Here's roughly what the plan will look like after some changes.
The changes are in black with the now removed rear tracks on the front board. (lower portion of the layout)

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I will also add some straight track to the middle of the 2 loops ends to make the track match up to the rear (upper) sidings. I've not shown this on the plan as I am not sure how long the straight section will be.
Making the curves / bends longer means the gap between the front and rear baseboards is sufficient for me to sit in

So, at the top (storage sidings) are 2 more sets of points for changing tracks from one directional running to the other.

The black inner sidings will hopefully be a bit less straight but when laying them I need to put the buildings in to get the overall space I can play with If I am to have a road behind them.
The bottom left long siding will act as both an island platform perhaps with an engine shed at the end. This platform should work with my DMU and bubble car.
(As I am now not adding the 2 small front extensions I may need to add a piece of wood to the fascia of the baseboard here as the track is very close to the edge)

This leads onto the reason for the extra points on the mainline on the right. The DMU/bubblecar when leaving the station island platform (going right/anti-clockwise) will need to change to the inner mainline tracks.

What goes on at the 2 sidings in the bottom right are not decided on yet but upto the straight is already laid, being part of the previous plan.

The leg "hurdles" have arrived, now just waiting on my carpenter pal to come and join in. :D
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby joshv8 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:03 am

Looking great bud! Definetely a lot of operational interest in there. Looking foward to seeing you get some track down!

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

Postby Chops » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:53 pm

That looks amazing. You were certainly have some operational interest keeping things on their respective lines, and if a slow clock was added, a challenge to make it run on time.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:21 am

I have been busy lately building a couple of kits that came free on magazines. One is a static van and the other a laser cut low relief pair of terraced houses but neither are finished yet so no pictures.
I glued the van together and sprayed it with grey primer but primed the building on it's sprue as this I find is easier for a lot of kits.
The windows and doors are on thier own sprue and I have painted them dark blue and dark green
Last night I painted the inside walls, again still on the sprue with a cream colour and this is as far as I have got so far.

I'd like to bevel the edges of the walls 45 degrees so the front and sides fit better showing the proper brick course rather than a flat edge down each side but haven't a clue how to do it properly. I don't have any specialist tools to speak of either. Does anyone have any ideas how to do this?
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Postby TimberSurf » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:14 pm

Carburundum or sandpaper sheet on the table, hold the wall at 45 degress, better than a file as you can't go to hard on one spot.
If you don't trust yourself to hold it at the correct angle, make a wooden block to sit it on at the 45 degree angle.
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Postby End2end » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:23 pm

Thanks Timbersurf. I'll give it a try. :)
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Postby End2end » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:52 pm

Here's where I am upto on the low relief terrace.
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The roof (top) has been covered with a black wash, letting it dry for a couple of minutes before being wiped off in a downwards direction following the slope of the tiles.
The The small chimney parts (top row), and the face and side walls (middle row) motar courses have been filled in with a cream wash and I've started to dry brush the brick colour on the side walls.
The internal floor and supports (bottom row) have been painted in full cream paint (Wilko's Biscuits Crunch from a tester pot).
I'm not sure what colour to use for the chimey stack part with the 4 holes. :? Any suggestions?
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby Dublo » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:27 pm

Hi
Normally the cap of a chimney is made by over sailing bricks or stone depending on which material was used in the buildings construction. On some occasions these can be several courses high, and sometimes the bricks over sail on each course. If the the bricks are laid as stretchers (longways) the overhang is less as each brick is a nominal five inch wide. If headers ( main body of the brick going into the chimney) are used then the over hang can be made deeper, nine inch long bricks. The dimensions of the modern stock brick were established after the great fire of London. The brick work on the sky facing surface is usually then covered over with mortar, usually this is deeper around the pots and thinner towards the edge to enable water to run off.
Regarding your question I would paint the edges with your brick colour and the top with your mortar colour.
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Postby End2end » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:03 pm

Thanks for the extensive reply Dublo. I'll give it a try. :)
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby Bufferstop » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:25 pm

GWR chimney stacks usually went a little overboard at the top with several oversailing layers plus a fancy chimney pot. Even the buildings at our village station still have them. The station building (actually a mirror image of it) and the platform waiting room were featured in the "Prototype Models" range which can sometimes be found on the FMA exhibition sales stand.
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Postby End2end » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:08 am

Arrived today. Another limited edition 4 pack of Cornish wagons. :D
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That's 2 of these sets I now own. :mrgreen:
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Postby Mountain » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:25 am

They look nice. :)

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

Postby End2end » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:47 am

My intial board with track attached is standing up on its side at the moment and I noticed something last night.
I've made a glaringly beginner mistake. Not having the legs built when the baseboard was built, I've drilled holes through the cross beams for the wires to go through and all those holes are now in the wrong place. :roll:
I'll need to make central holes on the cross beams for the wires to go through instead.
Also as the cross beams are staggered due to point motor placement and there is a main central beam from one end to the other.
This means the legs cannot just simply be bolted to the cross beams. I may need to pack out the space between each leg and the cross beams.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby Itsonlyme » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:06 pm

Some really great stuff in here the building work is great, the track plan looks great!

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Postby End2end » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:49 pm

Thanks for your compliments Itsonlyme. Copy anything you like. :mrgreen:
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