Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby railwayjim » Tue May 15, 2018 7:31 am

You're a better man than me tackling your own window build.
I cop out and use lcut designs laser ones. You have made a very
good looking sash Ex-Pat, should imagine their time consuming though.

As for the fit, looks about right to me, as for the slight gap between
frame and wall, I usually give the area of clear plastic outside the frame
a coat of matt black which takes away the daylight showing through, especially
if you are going to add lighting, just a thought!

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue May 15, 2018 8:22 am

Hi Ex-Pat - join the window frame masochists club :lol: I have lost count of the number I have made, they are not to terrible, it just gets tedious when you have to make several of the same pattern for one building. I must in future remember to make the buildings around the size of the available windows, usually I end up doing my own because I have ended up with a completely non-standard size.

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby manna » Tue May 15, 2018 9:11 am

G'Day Gents

I make mine this way, glue the clear plastic to the window opening then fit the white frame to the clear plastic, the clear plastic won't move and your guaranteed to have the frame fit.

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby Ex-Pat » Wed May 16, 2018 8:25 pm

Thanks all.

railwayjim - think I could get it down to around 20 to 30 minutes with practice and no complications - a nice tip about the matt black coating! However I shan't be venturing into lighting the buildings.

luckymucklebackit - thats' the problem with trying to do a prototype building - they're hardly bog-standard.

manna - yes, I see the benefit of doing it your way, unless you get it wrong of course.

And I've got it wrong with this second window! This is directly attributable to having no actual official drawing of the buildings in question. I have had to prepare my own drawing from photographs (unfortunately all taken at angles rather than head-on, and thereby leaving much scope for misinterpretation and error.

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The longer sides of each pane should run vertically and not horizontally


Quite clearly I need to re-think the dimensions of the opening for the window and probably use a thinner frame section.

I only hope that the window sizes I have arrived at for the commissioned frames are more accurate than this one. Luckily the 16 loco shed windows dimensions are taken from an official drawing, so they should be OK.

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby glencairn » Sun May 20, 2018 7:22 pm

Hi Ex-Pat. Regarding the inside of the Coal Drop Building at Hawick, I have looked through my books about North British Railway and Hawick in particular. I cannot find any information of any tracks on the upper level, nor any pictures of the inside.

I shall continue to look.

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun May 20, 2018 8:48 pm

Thanks glencairn - I think it's rather "Mission Impossible" trying to find a solitary photo of the interior - I am just grateful that I've come across 2 of the exterior.

I sincerely hope you are more successful!

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby glencairn » Thu May 31, 2018 2:43 pm

Ex-Pat wrote:Thanks glencairn - I think it's rather "Mission Impossible" trying to find a solitary photo of the interior - I am just grateful that I've come across 2 of the exterior.

I sincerely hope you are more successful!


Hi Ex-Pat. I have 'trawled' through my books on NBR and LNER. I found no mention nor photographs of any interiors of Coal Drop Buildings. Sorry.

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Re: Hawick via Grantham, Inverness and SIAM (00 gauge DC)

Postby Ex-Pat » Thu May 31, 2018 3:48 pm

Thanks for trying glencairn.


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