PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

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Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Sun Dec 12, 2021 2:56 pm

Thanks :D

A little bit of weathering, and testing of lights both outside and inside:
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Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Postby PinkNosedPenguin » Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:43 pm

With the warehouses pretty much completed, my thoughts are turning to ground works. Cobbles. To this end I purchased a handy tool from a regular on the NGRM forum which arrived as a brass etch for home assembly:
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The instructions say to solder the pieces together, but being a bit of a wuss with a soldering iron (I can do electrics, but never tried a metal kit), I decided to use superglue :D. Luckily the pieces went together without problem:
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The tabs are intended to stick out, to be trimmed after assembly. I did this with Xuron rail cutters and then filed them flush:
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The tool is of course an embossing tool. So I decided to try it out on some trial pieces of DAS. The imprints were quite easy to make as long as careful alignment is maintained:
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One piece was painted with different light greys before a dark wash was applied to seep into the crevices. The other piece was just washed onto the bare clay. In real life they differ (not so much in the photo) - I prefer the former, as on the latter the wash soaked into the clay more, resulting in a darker overall appearance with less variation in colour:
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It looks good enough to me, so I think it'll do for a roadway crossing the tracks to provide access to the warehouses.

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Re: PNP's O-16.5 Workbench

Postby GeraldH » Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:15 pm

Some excellent miniature carpentry there and the cobbles really look the part.
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