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

Postby End2end » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:39 pm

Thanks to Bufferstop for the offer of the potential barmaid figure.
Here she is repainted although looking a bit rough this close up! :lol:
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Some more work done on the Inn today.....
I've added the mirror sheet behind the bar, the window glazing including a couple of stained glass windows and I'm now painting the bar pumps from the Busch 7783 beer mugs set.

This is starting to look like a .....
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:lol: :lol:
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:49 pm

That left arm is just at the right angle to hold a pint tankard by its handle, a bit of plastic spree about 1.5mm diameter X 2mm tall should be a near enough representation.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:10 pm

Bufferstop wrote:That left arm is just at the right angle to hold a pint tankard by its handle, a bit of plastic spree about 1.5mm diameter X 2mm tall should be a near enough representation.

I glued one of the clear beer glasses from the Busch set to her hand as if she's just picked up an empty glass from the table and is chatting with the drinkers before picking up the next empty glass on the table.
Here's some updated pictures of the inn so far.

The main building's lower floor / bar. I still need to add a suitable landlord with sleeves rolled up and more customers.
Beer glasses and beer pumps from Busch (7783)
Barmaid from Bufferstop. :mrgreen:
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Another closer shot showing the barmaid with glass in hand.
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The other side lower floor. I can't remember where I got the set of 2 different sized barrels from but the bin and the metal beer kegs are Bachmann and the trunk is from a Modelscene set. The stained glass windows are from scalescenery's ebay page or https://www.scalemodelscenery.co.uk/ .
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For both sets of stairs, I measured the angle of my home stairs using a protractor at 50 degrees but this was too shallow so ended up making both the staircases 40 degrees.
I marked and cut out a triangle with the correct angle on paper, glued it to balsa wood with pritt stick and then used that as a template to cut them, removing the paper template afterwards.
I used a flat file to file the treads then painted both staircases brown.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby heda » Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:18 pm

Excellent work.
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Postby Bufferstop » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:22 pm

Yep. How difficult to see in will it be when the roof is on?
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Postby End2end » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:52 pm

Who knows. :lol:
All rooms will have lighting though.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby joshv8 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:08 pm

That bar maid...... wont be getting disorderly in your inn End2end!
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:53 am

joshv8 wrote:That bar maid...... wont be getting disorderly in your inn End2end!

:lol: :lol:

I have been toying with the idea of what I can use for the roof of the Inn and finally decided on a Linka mould which I bought this week.

I've hardly done anything on or for the layout for a couple of weeks as work has got in the way and I'm out of the door by 5:30am and shattered when I get home although I have added the landlord and a standing customer at the bar. That may well be all for the ground floor.

Other recent purchases include 3 DVD's (Right Track 6 - modelling landscapes Part2, The Right Track to Pendon and Pendon Museum - Modelling the past for the future), Wills finecast SSA M100 Farmyard Junk and SSA M101 Village Blacksmith Set, Hornby R3615 0-4-0 Peckett Loco, TCS, M1 Miniture 2 Function decoder for the Peckett, more Amber LED's for the Inn's upper floor flickering fireplace, smaller capacitors for my Intercity 125 power and dummy cars and a set of Belisha Beacons from Kyteslights - https://www.kyteslights.com/product_inf ... 77eqabp6fc.
Now I just need to find the time to complete something!! :lol:
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:20 pm

Still no modelling done but more purchases to add to the tools and rolling stock for St. Blazey's.
6 x Bachmann 37-079 "GW" 7 Plank wagons Weathered
Hornby R4860 Pullman "Devon Belle" Observation car

Bachmann 31-965 CLASS A4 60021 'WILD SWAN' in BR green.
Bachmann 38-390 triple pack of BR ventilated weathered vans - OOPS just realised these are for the Eastern region. :lol:
Bachmann 38-340 BR 13T high sided steel open wagons weathered.
Bachmann 39-186 BR MK1 Full Brake Departmental in olive green weathered.
2 sets of Magnetic Corner Blocks for model railway card and cast kits - A new product (and far cheaper than Proses version) from Scalescenes (Linka)

I'm now running in my new A4. :D
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:14 pm

Typical! :roll:
I started adding the adjustable feet to my layout legs today and found that I'm 8 short. :oops:
Luckily a quick look through my receipts and I found where I bought them from so have ordered what I need to complete them.
Don't you just hate having to leave a job half done.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:42 pm

Measure (count) twice, cut (order) once! :lol:

At least you can get the same again easily :D
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Postby End2end » Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:09 am

Maybe I should change the layout name to Fail Rail. :lol:
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Postby End2end » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:44 pm

I'm still slowly continuing with my Inn, I am now upto the 2nd floor with the lights for the ground floor glued to the underside of the upper floor.
I've added internal walls upstairs so the different room lights don't bleed into each other. I've decided not to add any extra lights to the room with the 2nd flickering fire to give maximum effect and I have ordered some more stained glass windows from Scalescenes for the upper floor which have yet to arrive.
Some more purchases to the fleet.
Kernow exclusive Bachmann "Gwinear Road" 20 Ton Toad Brake Van from ebay and the newly issued Bachmann 37-081TL triple pack of Cornish coal traders PO wagons in weathered finish from the Croydon Model Railway Society's Annual Model Railway Exhibition which we visited today and at £56 are the cheapest I've found. :mrgreen:

The exhibition itself was the usual plethora of layouts in different scales but my best in show was Hemlock in 3mm gauge by Croydon MRS.
Based on Hemlock station on the Culm Valley Line. More info on the layout here - https://www.croydonmrs.org.uk/hemlock/
The loco definatly looked (and sounded :lol: ) handmade as well as the 2, what looked like, ratio 4 wheel coaches although I'm sure they were made of metal.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:18 pm

A couple of update shots on the Inn before I install the balsa upper floor and upper floor ceiling.
In this picture...
Top - Upper floor ceiling sat upside down to show the LED's that will light the upper rooms
Middle - The full building with both floors now glued together, Landlord present behind the bar serving an elderly customer.
Bottom - The ground floors ceiling sat upside down showing the 3mm LED and the "above bar" 1.8mm LED's. This also has the upper floors flickering fire and upper floor walls glued to the topside
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A close up of the finished bar area.
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Getting there albeit slowly.
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Postby End2end » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:58 pm

Next up the upper floor installed showing the added room walls, upper floors flickering fire and all the wiring for the ground floors LED's painted over.
This floor can be removed.
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Here is the upper floors ceiling sitting in place showing the painted over wiring for the LED's. The is also removable.
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I've tested all the lighting and all is working.
Next I need to start on the roof moulds. A bit of a messy time consuming job as I only have 1 roof mould and I think I will need to cast 4 of them.
The extra herculite I mix up per casting round will fill other moulds with pieces to support the roof as it's going to be quite large. :shock:
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