MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:45 pm

Just a quick snap of the factory at present ...

This again is held together with blue tack, just to show the general shape of things.

The painting is taking forever, so much to cut in!

Water tank installed, this is the Dapol kit which I have reduced to 70mm in length to fit.

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My only concern now is, after windows and glazing are installed, do I, fit floors and have lighting, meaning fixtures and fittings required OR
the easier option, black out the windows behind the glazing, eliminating the need for floors and lighting, then finish of with back walls and flat roofing.

Decisions, decisions ??? Might be sleeping on this one possibly!

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:01 pm

Hi Jim,

I would have thought floors are a good idea to stiffen the whole building.
I think it would be a shame to have nothing behind any of the windows.
Perhaps something on that second to top floor, some lighting in there,
a managers meeting or something so just a little office furniture & a few
figures with a back wall containing a closed door ??

I can give lots of ideas so long as you have to do the work !!

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:41 pm

I would second Geoff's comments, I failed to put floors in Northbridge Station building and because the footbridge presses against the side there is a distinct bow in the front wall now.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:24 pm

Reply to Geoff and Jim:

Thanks for your views, I agree with your suggestion to stiffen the whole thing with flooring
as well as giving the inside some detail, and yes Geoff I will be doing all the work myself, thanks for the reminder!

I'll do a bit tonight, maybe get the windows in, that should give me an idea of how much detail is required internally.

Then drain pipes and down spouts, these items being a modelling exercise in themselves.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Thu Oct 29, 2015 6:20 pm

Well, windows now fitted and glazed.

A dry fit on the layout and the realisation after this pic. that this building looks brand new and will definitely need weathering. (see below).

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This afternoon I fitted the drain pipes etc. These were made using 2mm plastic rod. Small brackets made using plasticard offcuts. The small waste pipes
coming from the building and joining the main pipe were made from 1.5mm metal wire I had left over from another job, easily cut and shaped to fit.
The top hoppers receiving water from the roof were made using leftover parts from a Ten Commandments Trunking Kit.
And finally for now a coat of paint. I have blanked/whited out a few windows, suggesting toilets etc. (see below).

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Tomorrow should see at least one of the two floors fitted and dividers in place for that floor. Lights are on order, so until they
arrive I cannot start on the second floor.

I will build the roof ready for fitting once the floors are in place and the back wall can also be made ready to fit later.

Then the weathering can begin, which doesn't need to be too heavy as this building is probably quite new as the layout is currently 1967 era.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Oct 30, 2015 9:23 am

Jim,

That is a truly impressive building. Trying to match your retaining wall will
be a challenge. Those drainpipes must have been testing !!

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sat Oct 31, 2015 2:51 pm

Geoff - Yes the drainpipes were challenging but once I found an easy 'ish' method, drill hole in building,
using a small jig, I bent the 2 ends, once pushed into the hole, twisting the pipe towards the main down pipe and superglueing.

I have now built the first upper floor with a few fittings and figures going about their daily business,
quite what they are manufacturing is a mystery at present, but will make sense when a name is chosen for the factory.

I have built the second floor, roof and rear to the factory, but as the lights haven't arrived yet can't fit them.
I can't do any more to the next level until the lights are fitted to the first floor level.

So instead I have turned my attention to weathering. This building in relation to the layout being 1967 is moderately new
in comparison to the arches, so the weathering has to look less old than the arches.

I gave all the building a thin wash of acrylic matt black, wiping most of it off straight away, leaving some in the nooks and crannies.
Then after drying overnight I have now, using weathering powders continued with the weathering,
but trying not to go too far with the powders (it is so easy to go too far) I can vouch for that myself.

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I am really pleased with the finished results.

I will add some pictures once lighting arrives and I have finished the factory.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:22 pm

Oh I do like that.
Weathering can enhance, or spoil, this looks pretty good to me, a real
natural aged effect, I would be very please with something like that !!

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby carnehan » Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:28 pm

Superb looking factory. It's a real focal point for that corner towering over the railway line.

Well done.

Paul

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sat Oct 31, 2015 6:55 pm

Nice building, really fits in with the rest of the layout.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:27 pm

Geoff T, Paul, Jim - Thanks for your positive views, much appreciated.

Not a lot to show for today really, apart from the addition of a pair of fuel tanks I had lying about,
which I repainted into the factory's corporate colour blue, which seems to suit them, plus a little weathering.

The ground area around the factory needs a coat of paint, to cover the 'for sale board' (Corex) I used for raised sections.

Hoping the lights will arrive tomorrow, so I can complete the rest of the build.

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I will add a few pictures of distance shots to my 'Millsend under construction section' to
show how it sits within the rest of the railway.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby castlespitfire » Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:17 pm

That looks good and love the weathering, the way the blades are done looks so realistic. Dere I say looks like a real one. ....John
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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:33 pm

Thanks John,
Positive comments help push me on to do more.
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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:33 pm

The final part of the factory build.

Built a sign for the roof, using offcuts of plasticard, printed some artwork and some for the works van too
on self-adhesive paper, darken the edge with a black felt pen and as good as waterslide for this job.

We now know what goes on in the factory, they make street lighting seemingly!

A couple of final pics and thats it on the workbench for this project.

A very enjoyable kit to bash and add extra detail to, I'd highly recommend this kit for any industrial layout.

I'll move over to the 'layouts under construction' section for my next project.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:43 pm

railwayjim,

That is superb, those finishing touches lift it even more.
I am seriously going to try & find that kit, but reaching your
standard will be a big challenge.

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