Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

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Postby Dad-1 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:11 pm

Just a few minutes,

For an overall view where window frames are held in with Bluetack.

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Glazing, curtain support strips, curtains, OH and window sills to do
before the roof can be fixed, door made and painted.

There is a perverted pleasure in having done it all. Plans, Building,
Window frames. Ahh and will have chimney pots made as recommended
by Metcalfe from paper.

Geoff T.
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Postby TimberSurf » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:32 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Just a few minutes,
Ahh and will have chimney pots made as recommended
by Metcalfe from paper.
Geoff T.

Why not lollipop sticks or plastic tube/round bar?
Also some very nice fancy ones available from suppliers!
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby carnehan » Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:53 pm

I've been following this with interest Geoff, there are always new things to learn.

Paul

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby railwayjim » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:09 pm

Lovely job Geoff, especially the window frames,
I would of sworn they were bought in rather than
scratch built.

Jim.

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:10 pm

I'm not exactly on a go slow, but as the computer & hobby room is our
spare bedroom & we have a visitor my access to the computer and much
of my stuff is limited.

Here is the building, with a wet roof, just painted. I have to paint all the
brickwork & weather to look anywhere near right. I have no problems with
using rolled paper chimney pots, they're as near free as you can get and using
the three foot rule look every bit as good as bought products.

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Door handle and glazing to be done when the blue paint dries. These are not
hard work, but do take time to progress through the full build of window frames
curtains and the door ironmongery when added.

Be back sometime perhaps with this alongside other earlier buildings.

Geoff T.
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby railwayjim » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:30 pm

Lovely job done Geoff, and I agree with the
pleasure you get when a scratch build is finished,
all you're own work and quite unique, unlike kits which
all have a similarity.

I'm looking at buildings when I'm out and about now
in a different light, brickwork, chimneys, windows, slates,
weathering etc. It's another world :wink:

Jim.

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Mountain » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:06 pm

Looks nice. The structure is just right. What is an idea is to rub a little grey paint on the walls and then wipe off. The remains will go into the cracks which will leave a cement look to it. (That's how I've done my brick buildings in the past. Old Triang buildings look transformed after they have cement in the bricks).
The house looks lovely.
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:28 pm

Coming towards the end of wagon building.
All I had left in the loft was one Dapol 16 ton mineral, and one unpainted planked
ventilated van.
Last evening I joined the 4 sides into the box structure, something I do first. That
was all the time I had. Then this morning I've made up the rest which as always involves
drilling into the axle boxes for brass bearings.

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My usual 2.0 mm drill until you can see through the remaining plastic, then a 3.0 mm
drill to countersink the shoulder. On Dapol kits you need to get brass bearings as deep
as you can, or you'll find the W irons won't sit vertical. You also want a certain amount
of horizontal play as this allows a form of compensation for slightly out of true alignment.

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I took care and have side doors that can be opened, but I may add a load to this one so
perhaps it was a wast of time, but i couldn't help myself !!

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Next painting and decalling, not using kit decals as these have been used several times
cut about to have different numbers. If I don't make any more I may as well use more of
my Fox decals.

Geoff T.
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dave » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:37 pm

You never fail to impress me...

Are you a 24 hour modeller, or do you waste time on those mundane things like eating, drinking and sleeping :lol:

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Postby Dad-1 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:40 pm

Dave,

Drinking a waste of time ? perhaps sleeping and eating are optional ?

Just to have this wagon fit to run at club tonight I've fitted Bachmann narrow tension-lock
couplings (short type) in Peco, ex-Parkside Dundas, PA34 mounting blocks. These needed
the side runners trimming away and sanding the remaining base slightly thinner to get my
required coupling height. These can be glued onto the round coupling mounting moulded
into the wagon base.

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Here seen alongside one of my earlier builds of this kit and coupling heights synchronized.

Of course I eat, but do suffer from insomnia when my brain starts whirring into all sorts of
silly ideas !!

Geoff T.
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Mountain » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:59 pm

They look very nice. With the doors dropped down is how I remember them at the coal depot.
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:48 pm

A short video running that last built wagon, with a few others that includes
a Parkside Dundas 21 ton mineral.

https://youtu.be/t0BRyqQ6RZg

My good old layout Two Short Planks still entertains me !!

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:26 am

With access to my computer room (2nd bedroom) limited with visitors I'm not
managing to get much done.
What I have to do now is a hand out print on how I make plastic buildings, tonight
I'm doing a little 'How To' at club night.
Made me get out a few completed plus unfinished buildings :-

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The end terrace was for an club layout from several years ago, well before we
moved to Dorset. One of the interesting things was it's built on a 1 in 10 hill,
which in prototype is quite a steep road. In model form it certainly doesn't look
particularly steep. With moving there was no reason to continue as I had no
place to use it.

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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby flying scotsman123 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:34 pm

I remember that terrace, was a great build, pity a home was never found for it. Diorama Geoff? ;)
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Re: Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

Postby railwayjim » Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:24 pm

All nicely built Geoff, they'd make a nice 'Plank Street' diorama.

Jim.


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