MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby carnehan » Sat Feb 27, 2016 3:25 pm

That is one nice looking signal box Jim. How does the relief of the brickwork compare to that of say embossed plasticard? Also, if the kit is made up of layers of paper bonded together, how well does the paint go on to the thing and what sort of paint are you using?

I've seen these kits but wasn't sure on the the quality of them.

Paul

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:09 pm

Hi Jim,

Looking a real 'cracker', like my wife said it looks so different painted,
almost like another model.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:13 pm

Paul: The brickwork relief is not as deep as slaters plasticard, but there is relief. The paint they recommend is
acrylic, but I don't like it, so I used humbrol matt 50/50 with turps, this gives more of a wash, which
you can come back to and add further washes. The barge boards had deeper relief, so I was able to
use humbrol matt straight from the tin. The surface accepts both 50/50 mixes and neat matt paint very well.

They don't come with drain pipes or gutters, so I had a couple of plastic
drain pipes and for the gutters I used 2 pieces of scrap from the leftovers of the kit.
The right hand pipe is short to allow for the box to fit into the platform recess.

They are a very good kit, and make up into very nice models. The material is quite tough
but care is needed on the delicate window spars, these must be less than 0.5 of a mil.

Thanks Geoff: This is it after fitting name boards and painted interior, ready for the interior kit.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby carnehan » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:05 pm

Thanks for that Jim. Will make a note of these as kit options for the future based on your info and the result of your build.

Paul

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:04 pm

Final picture of the box after fitting electrical box and fire buckets.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby tractor37 » Fri May 06, 2016 9:07 pm

Hi Jim. Really like the look of the finished signal box. Let's hope I can get my version to look somewhere as good!
Need to buy some new glue first... oh and some new paint.. and probably a new pair of smaller more dexterous hands :lol:
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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:47 pm

Thought I'd keep my workbench thread alive.

I have finally managed to source a little kit that is getting very difficult to find,
the Coopercraft Platelayers Trolley. I owe my success to the wanted section on here. A fellow
member contacted me and went to the trouble of calling at his local shop, and managed to
get me 2 kits. Shows what a friendly bunch we are on here. Thanks must go to Paul 'Carnehan'.
I had already sourced a Coopercraft Tool Kit to go with it.

This is the kit as supplied, containing 2 trolleys. No problems building it as there are only 15 parts.
It can also be built without the sides, so my next one will be built this way.

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The finished result is quite a good accessory for the layout. While I was weathering it I also gave
a dirty wash to a Bachmann Scenecraft Train Crew who look a little bright as purchased
and some lineside boxes purchased off Fleebay just cheap resin castings, but once tided up,
painted and weathered they look quite presentable.

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A couple of photos of the trolley now in position on the layout.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:06 pm

Very nice Jim - will your camera fit on it?!

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:24 pm

What a super little accessory, I didn't even know such
a kit existed. As ever your art eye is working well, I
love the effect on those Bachmann figures.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby carnehan » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:46 pm

Your welcome Jim and a lovely result on all those little jobs.

Paul

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:09 pm

Thats a great little item Jim! So glad you posted, as I have now found your workbench thread and have seen the Signal box build amongst others, having recently built three, I still want the long Lcut one, as if I can do a good a job as you, I think its the best looking one out there.
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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby m.levin » Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:33 pm

Still amazes me the niceness of folk, to go out of the way to help you get hold of something you wanted.
But because of this you can only take half of the credit for a sweet build.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:36 pm

Thanks for your comments everyone.

My latest change to Millsend is behind and to the left of the station. This board
measuring 900mm x 250mm has been changed so many times, I just couldn't quite get it right.
It's been all kinds of things, most recently the church sat there, but it still wasn't what I wanted.

So the church has been removed and put in storage for now. I quite liked the idea of using it as a
wagon works and yard, which, after numerous drawings and going over it in my mind, has now
reached the planning stage, well, a thumb nail sketch, which for me is planning!

The buildings will have tracks entering both sets of doors from the yard and access to the yard will
be a single line crossing the roadway which leaves the rear of the station on the far right of the board
with crossing gates installed. There will be a pair of points allowing 2 sidings entering the buildings and
a kick back siding in the yard for storage. It will have a small industrial 0-4-0 loco and a few wagons in
various stages of repair or disrepair. All the board will be hard standing to allow vehicles to enter the yard.
I wasn't planning on powering the track, just having it static, but you never know, maybe at a later date I might.

Anyway, enough waffle, this is the space I have and an ariel view and rough, 'very rough' and out of scale sketch of what
I am proposing. The building will be longer than the drawing (see I've changed it already) :wink:
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Maybe using something like this for the carriage works, with a few changes here and there.
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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby railwayjim » Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:21 pm

Well, nothing to show on the wagon works addition to the layout.
Waiting for 2 Peco short points and a building kit to arrive, until these
arrive I am unable to do any groundwork or track laying.

So to keep me from getting bored I have dug out an old Kitmaster
0-6-0 saddle tank I'd had lying around for a while, which would be
perfect for the wagon works shunter, it was already built, so just
needed a paint job, to give it a private industrial look.

This is it after it's first weathering session, a little more weathering
and a bit of rust here and there and that should do it. I'll add nameplates
'Milly' once finished.

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Re: MILLSEND WORKBENCH/BREAKFAST BAR

Postby carnehan » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:05 pm

It wouldn't be a Millsend loco without the obligatory weathering applied and very nice it looks too. I'd missed your previous post regarding the loco shed plans, it must be nice to be going back to layout creation rather than layout odds and ends.

Look forward to the start of it.

Paul


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