Firefly's Workbench

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Firefly16
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Firefly's Workbench

Postby Firefly16 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:41 pm

'Penpwll Ticket and Steamer Office'
A long term work in progress, part of a project that, owing to lack of space, exists as a kind of stage set, the stage being my kitchen worktop(not surprising, then, that it only comes out once in a blue moon). The premise of the 11' end to end run is an imaginary South Wales coal exporting port, a corner of which contains an excursion steam quay, accessed like the actual platform, via a subway beneath the elevated line. Because of the constraints imposed by the nature of the layout, the upper storey only is deployed, in horizontal half relief, the detachable ground floor being 'hidden' by the viaduct carrying lines and platform. At present, the viaduct is itself a detachable affair of short battens laid broad edge down and a small hardboard 'floor'
The first two photos show the front and rear of the building, the glazed area of which will, hopefully, one day face the subway entrance across a
narrow (and probably unsavoury) area running round two sides between the building and viaduct walls. The last two photos show respectively an aerial exploded view of the ground floor and a b/w interior as completed so far, which I have to say, I find just a little creepy...
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Re: Firefly's Workbench

Postby Firefly16 » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:43 pm

Apologies - I hadn't reckoned on the photos appearing in reverse order!

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Re: Firefly's Workbench

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:34 pm

Don't worry about the photographs order .......
Just keep 'em coming.
Getting together a seedy scene ?

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Re: Firefly's Workbench

Postby Firefly16 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:04 pm

Not as such, but who knows what might go on there in the gloom....

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Re: Firefly's Workbench

Postby Mountain » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:39 pm

It looks very good to me.
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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Re: Firefly's Workbench

Postby Firefly16 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:39 pm

Thank you Mountain.

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Re: Firefly's Workbench

Postby Mountain » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:43 am

I could almost live in there! :lol:
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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Re: Firefly's Workbench

Postby Firefly16 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:14 pm

Speaking as the 'architect', you wouldn't find it very homelike, Mountain! Anyway, I thought this low level b/w under canopy shot of detail in shadow in previous pics might be of interest. Still a lot to be done, the white 'gash' near the corner is the exposed card (1/16" mount board) of the rebate where a rainwater downpipe will go eventually, and there is still work to be done on the plinth by the chimney stack base.
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Re: Firefly's Workbench

Postby Firefly16 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:31 pm

'Penpwll T/SO': I've never been really happy with the oversailing courses on the chimney stacks - far to heavy looking (see first photo). So, decided on what I hope will be a pleasing solution that makes use of their mass, using Milliput. The first stage as shown on one stack is anything but pleasing - a lot of filing and shaping to come but hopefully the result will be worth the trouble.
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