Stainsacre Lane

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Re: Back Lane

Postby Chops » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:38 am

Much character. Nice.
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Re: Back Lane

Postby Stainsacre » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:24 pm

A nice little rusting girder bridge is destined for the scenic break, ultimately the ply will be covered in either embossed plastic of home scribed foamex.

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Re: Back Lane

Postby Stainsacre » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:43 pm

Stainsacre wrote: ultimately the ply will be covered in either...


Decided to go the foamex route:

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Re: Back Lane

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:46 pm

Hi Stainsacre,

You know I've never had the courage to buy any, but you prove it's
a great material to work with.

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Re: Back Lane

Postby Stainsacre » Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:23 pm

Still work in progress, a picture of the walling in place so I can spot glaring errors and fix it before glueing in place.

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Re: Stainsacre Lane

Postby Stainsacre » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:07 pm

Schoolboy error... whilst testing the track further along the board I realised that the bridge doesn’t have sufficient clearance for a Class 37. :oops:
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Re: Stainsacre Lane

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:55 pm

Better now than later!

Don't know anything about Foamex - Idiot's Guide please - with what do you scribe it? (And any other useful info would be appreciated.)

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Re: Stainsacre Lane

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:15 pm

Wrong measurement ?
I hope you're not beginning to think in 'N' gauge !!
This has such great potential for 'Switch on and play'.

Keep small, simple and scenic. How many of those extensive designs ever get finished ?
Even then with many you need a dedicated group of friend to work it and get constructed
within an acceptable time scale.

Mind you, most of the fun is in building - Is it not ??

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Re: Stainsacre Lane

Postby Stainsacre » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:26 pm

Ex-Pat wrote: Foamex - Idiot's Guide please - with what do you scribe it?


Hi Ex-Pat,

Fomex is a trade name for PVC Board, it is widely used in the signage industry. It's more solid than foam board but more flexible than styrene. It comes in a range of thickness from 1mm up. Once you get to 3mm you need to do a few passes with a modelling blade to get through it. I use a metal scriber that came with a little modelling set, its a bit like a dart with a long handle.

The first project I did a while ago was a little hut.

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Re: Stainsacre Lane

Postby Stainsacre » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:33 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Wrong measurement ?


Hands up, I built it to the wrong size rather than incorrectly measuring. My default clearance is a nice tight 60mm this was only 54mm

Dad-1 wrote:Mind you, most of the fun is in building - Is it not ??


You have hit the nail on the head there Geoff, I too am a builder at heart, it must have been all that childhood time spent with lego, meccano etc.
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Re: Stainsacre Lane

Postby Ex-Pat » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:33 pm

Thanks Dave - must look out for it - the end product looks excellent.

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Re: Stainsacre Lane

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:09 pm

Stainsacre wrote:Schoolboy error... whilst testing the track further along the board I realised that the bridge doesn’t have sufficient clearance for a Class 37. :oops:


Are you sure it's not your 37 that's too tall. Check the ride height, you might get a surprise.
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Re: Stainsacre Lane

Postby Stainsacre » Wed Dec 16, 2020 6:38 pm

Bufferstop wrote: Are you sure it's not your 37 that's too tall. Check the ride height, you might get a surprise.


My 37 may be too tall, but my van fleet wouldn’t fit either. Currently constructing version 2 and have double checked that both fit :lol:
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Re: Stainsacre Lane

Postby Stainsacre » Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:46 pm

The canal bridge in the early stages of construction:

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Re: Stainsacre Lane

Postby Stainsacre » Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:59 pm

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