Dad-1 - Workbench - West Bay Wagon Works

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Postby Dad-1 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:14 pm

Eye strain ?
Decided to etch in pane lines on the window acetate, bit easier than plants in
pots.

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Yes the roof's a loose fit, can't attach until all those pots have plants, some
with coloured flowers ? and all glued in place.

Pepper ? MMmmm might try that.

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

Postby railwayjim » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:27 pm

The greenhouse looks superb Geoff, another masterpiece.

I'd hang fire with the plants for now, still a chance of frost :wink:

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Postby TimberSurf » Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:33 pm

Railwayjim - depends if Dad1 has put an anti frost heater in..

what do you mean Dad1 you haven't modelled that yet :lol: ?
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Postby Dad-1 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:34 pm

Early attempts at plants.

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Still much learning to go, but these are at least beginning
to look like plants.

I can make 100's of pots from all the tubing I have, but I
am a little lazy ......

I do need to mucky-up those staging shelves.

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Postby Dad-1 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:53 pm

This is about 'IT', picking up one small piece of
Flowersoft at a time in fine point tweezers and
gluing in position.

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One more cold frame to sort out, then start sticking
pots on the now slightly dirtied staging.

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Postby Dad-1 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:00 pm

Garden trowel anybody ?
Sorry just can't do better - painting this will
present unique problems !

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Postby TimberSurf » Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:07 pm

Plantastic!
I am not very green fingered, can you name the plants please? :lol:
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Postby Pete » Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:19 pm

Geoff

Love the garden trowel, you beat me to it, I've been experimenting, but without success... I did come to the conclusion that cinnamon makes good soil though, sprinkled onto super glue, it tends not to blob so much :)


Great stuff as ever.

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Postby Dad-1 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:02 pm

Thanks TimberSurf & Pete,

I do all sorts of subjects on my Workbench, things like this I've never tried
before. My attitude is if I can do it then 95% of modellers should be able to
achieve similar results.
That wonderful thing with railway modelling is that there are SO many different
avenues open to explore. You two guys know that though, as you both have niche
subjects that we watch in wonderment - But until you try you never know what
you could do ... even me with electronics !! (Just).

Perhaps the last two photos until I return to wagons !!

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Sorry TimberSurf, no specific plants to identify. Not happy with the gap betwen
the roof & sides, perhaps some microstrip, or even guttering ?

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Postby TimberSurf » Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:44 pm

Ah yes, you have missed a trick, get super green :mrgreen: and fit guttering, then you can have a water butt! :)
So thats:-
a water barrel
guttering
down pipe
Paraffin heater
a hand fork (and you thought the trowel was hard!)

Just when you thought you were finished! :lol:

But seriously it looks superb, is it for a diorama or a layout?
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Postby Mountain » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:33 pm

Excellent work!
Enjoying 7mm narrow gauge.

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Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:40 am

I can just see a 4mm scale Dennis the Menace aiming his catapult at that greenhouse :D . Would make a nice wee cameo!

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Postby Dad-1 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:15 pm

Sorry TimberSurf,

No paraffin heater !!
But, yes, I think guttering, down pipes, barrel water butt and a watering
can, but I do NOT intend making a watering can - must look for a white
metal version.

Told by the optician today I have the start of a cataract in my 'good' eye. One of
the reasons I'm doing less. Believe me old age is a damn nuisance !!

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Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:18 pm

Dad-1 wrote:Sorry TimberSurf,

Told by the optician today I have the start of a cataract in my 'good' eye. One of
the reasons I'm doing less. Believe me old age is a damn nuisance !!

Geoff T.


Join the club - I am going in for my cataract op on the 4th of May, not looking forward to it but my mate had both eyes down and he tells me the improvement is amazing

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

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:04 am

Hi Jim,

Fingers crossed for both of us !!

At the moment I just need to rest my eyes after very close work.
I still have to finish one cold frame, probably today.

Then it's finishing off my ash & clinker wagon (PD45)

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