From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby End2end » Sun Jan 02, 2022 12:57 pm

Coming along nicely. Great modelling Ex-Pat. :)
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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby manna » Sun Jan 02, 2022 8:02 pm

G'Day Gents

So many buildings in a engine shed.........

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Re: Sand Drying House continued

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:43 pm

Thanks End2end & manna.

The build continues:

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The upper door is ready for cementing in place and the side of the steps down to the yard level is in evidence with its opposite side awaiting attachment of the steps themselves.


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The yard side roof had a skylight window and the parts are cut and ready for assembly


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The finished assembly awaits attachment to the building, and will then be covered by corrugated sheeting – on hold for now until I pick them up! (This was actually written before Christmas but not posted until now.)


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Steps are attached – probably slightly wonky in real life I hope!


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Un-corrugated roof sections now on and steps completed. (I haven't mis-measured things (I hope!) - the steps and rear wall rest on the upper yard level. There will be further "reverse" steps down to the shed yard level.)


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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Jan 21, 2022 1:00 pm

Forgot to change the "Subject" to Sand Drying House!!

Thank goodness I now have corrugated sheeting again.

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Corrugated sheeting now in my possession and yard side roof covering cut out.


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Roof now covered and handrails fitted.


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Shed-side roof in place together with chimney – didn’t have appropriate diameter Plastikard, so sourced the chimney from brass rod.


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I was slightly concerned that the weight of the brass might cause the chimney to lean to one side before the glue set, but it seems to have behaved itself.


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The jury is still out on the middle step – I must try to straighten it out! The white strip is some sort of cabling evident in a photo.


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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby manna » Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:01 pm

G'Day Gents

I think that sand drier, comes under the label as 'Cute'.......... :D

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Re: The verdict is in!

Postby Ex-Pat » Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:49 pm

Thanks manna – well, the jury had its say and the judge insisted on the 2 worst offending (middle & top) steps being snipped out with Xuron sprue cutters, and replaced.

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Much better than they were, and now in primer.


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I decided against using Plastikard rod for the outside lighting cable. Instead, I fashioned a one-piece length of wire.


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and here it is in place.


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this blown-up shot shows the outside light (and which has a very small globe or ball on top – I’m completely stuck on what to use for the latter – any suggestions please?


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the outside light was produced by cannibalising the light shown on the right.


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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby manna » Mon Feb 07, 2022 6:31 pm

G'Day Gents

Try a filed down 'Track pin', a brass one.

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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Feb 08, 2022 2:33 pm

Thanks manna – you’ve got me kicking myself, particularly as I’ve actually used a suitable brass pin to help strengthen the attachment of the yard lamp to the side of the sand drying house.

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Here you can just about see the aforementioned pin going through the bottom of the lamp pole, and the hole in the wall just below where the outside lighting cable ends.


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the extension to the pole is a small length of Plastikard rod (and now to be finished off with a brass pinhead!).


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Lamp now firmly attached to the sand drying house – I would be happier if it were less bulky but beggars can’t be choosers. Drainpipe also evident. Only the pinhead remains to be added before finally painting. (Unless the jury decrees that a thinner lamp-pole must be fashioned!)
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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:42 pm

Re thinner lamp post, it is possible to paint a figure or plastic lamp, with Silver loaded paint, then scratch an isolating gap each side, you need to buy the expensive stuff £14 for it to work, then overpaint with ordinary paint.
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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:29 pm

Thanks TimberSurf - however it won't actually be a working light.

I settled for the brass pin (lace pin) in the end and tried to put a bit of body on to its head with solder. I then finger drilled a hole into the white rod, inserted the pin head and cemented the top assembly together and into the "mast".

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It looked like this.
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Then I painted on primer to give this position:

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I will now add further primer to the ball to make it stand out more
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Back to the locoshed -

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After completing the corrugating of the shed roof I attached the ridge tile strips.


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They did rather “fight” me and I found it easier to inch my way along rather than to try and cement them down all in one go.


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Ready for painting (although I’m struggling to find a colour photo of the roof. Will have to resort to Dickens’ “Great Experimentations”!).


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Re: Site Preparation/Foundation work

Postby Ex-Pat » Tue Feb 22, 2022 1:53 pm

Yet another change in tack as I look forward to "commissioning" the shed.

I had originally decided not to install the pits within the shed itself as they wouldn’t be that visible, but then I changed my mind and set about ripping out the sleepers.

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Initial hacking out of the sleepers and underlay.


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A tidier position.


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The yellow outline is where the shed will be sited, and pink is the sand drying house.

The short siding stub on the left looks "lacking" as regards buffer stop. However quite a few sidings at Hawick are marked on my official drawing as "NO BUFFER" and this is just one of them.


The tracks have been inlaid with closed cell foam, as the “grot” was built up to rail level where the doors swung across - I think I need to re-blacken the interior pits a bit – the white weathering powders have come out too strong as there shouldn't be too much ash in the shed itself.

Attention will next switch to the shed doors.

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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby Peterm » Wed Feb 23, 2022 2:10 am

That shed's looking good.
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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby manna » Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:06 pm

G'Day Gents

Looking good.

Moved out of 'Home' living in a caravan in the 'Bush', so only occasional comment. Lot happier now.

I have a large box of part completed models, in the van, so I'll get back into it soon.

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Re: Shed Doors

Postby Ex-Pat » Wed Mar 02, 2022 1:35 pm

Thanks manna - (I've PM'd you).

Attention was turned to the shed doors.

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These are the remaining “doors” salvaged from cutting out the archways at each end of the shed.


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The first job was to scribe in the planking


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Next the positions of the various strengthening planks on the backs of the doors were marked out and the planks themselves were added


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resulting in this position. – These will eventually be attached to the shed walls by rivetted straps.


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First rough coat of paint prior to “blackening”


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Re: From a "Hunt" to a "Shire"

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Mar 04, 2022 8:45 pm

I do love seeing scratch building.
Looking very good !!

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