The Woodburn Valley Tramway, Gn15

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Postby Lofty » Sat Mar 24, 2007 10:38 am

dr5euss wrote:The siding was distressed with a knife, X Acto saw and anything particularly sharp I could get my hands on :)

Yes, we know that mummy doesn’t like you playing with sharp objects :wink:

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Postby bunji » Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:11 am

Excellent work, George! Looks very realistic and should look cracking on your layout. Keep up this standard of work and I'll get you a biscuit at Warley. :)

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Postby dr5euss » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:27 pm

I managed to get some foamboard today, £3.49 for an A3 sheet, and this doesn't even use half of it :)

I cut it out with a sharp snap off knife (under mummy's supermastition ;) ) and hot glued it together in 2 mins...it's super strong 8)

I'm going to make a removable roof from some 2mm thick card or mount board I have, and then add on corrugated sheet/cedar shingles/tiles.

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BTW, I added a window above the door on this one ;)

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Postby Lofty » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:33 pm

dr5euss wrote:supermastition

Big word, obviously local slang :?

Does it have an English equivalent :?:

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Postby FishBowlMan » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:42 pm

Only partially built and already the graffiti artists have gone to work :D
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Postby dr5euss » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:46 pm

Even though I wrote, 'back of back' on the back, I got it the wrong way round and put front of back on the back of back. Fortunately, the front of front wasn't put over the back of front; it went on the front of front okay :)

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Postby FishBowlMan » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:48 pm

dr5euss wrote:Even though I wrote, 'back of back' on the back, I got it the wrong way round and put front of back on the back of back. Fortunately, the front of front wasn't put over the back of front; it went on the front of front okay :)
:D :D

Be interested to see the finished results. Good start there George of George.
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Postby Infrontcat » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:48 pm

Great work George. Even better brain fryer in the last post :wink:
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Postby mumbles » Sat Mar 24, 2007 5:00 pm

dr5euss wrote:Even though I wrote, 'back of back' on the back, I got it the wrong way round and put front of back on the back of back. Fortunately, the front of front wasn't put over the back of front; it went on the front of front okay :)

pointy thing on arm = elbow
squashy thing below back = arse
you seem to be struggling today :lol: :lol:

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Postby dr5euss » Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:21 pm

Got some more done :)

I added the rafters, and painted them green before adding the siding. It's a bit cleaner than my first version :)

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Postby bunji » Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:43 pm

That looks brilliant, George! :D Can't wait to see it finished. :)

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Postby dr5euss » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:20 am

Thanks :)

I've finished the boards at last 8) I mixed a bit of this and a bit of that for some light weathering:

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And then it made this:

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I tried fitting the window:

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Postby Lofty » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:13 pm

Looking good young sir

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Postby pointstaken » Sun Mar 25, 2007 1:56 pm

George,

You really do have the weathering knack !! Looks great !!

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Postby dr5euss » Sun Mar 25, 2007 2:24 pm

It's been luck most times, Dennis :) I left the ink and alcohol in an open pot over night, came back the next morning and the alcohol had evaporated, leaving behind little flecks of ink. I added some more alcohol, and had a suspension of flecks, which I brushed on.

Then progressively added more and more ink for darker stains. It has come out the way I wanted it to though, looks like it's not falling to pieces, but not brand new either :)


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