V.R.'s 2017 CountryCottageCompetitionContender.

Have any questions or tips and advice on how to build those bits that don't come ready made.
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V.R.'s 2017 CountryCottageCompetitionContender.

Postby VerdevaleRailway » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:08 am

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.......................... For Sale.........................
The owners say sell! So we are offering this period style, 0 up, 1 down, grade one's des res cottage.
Harking back to the days when the milk man' s clatter heralded sour milk in summer,
this much beloved structure of generations is ripe for restorative reinterpretation.
Features include original 'sans paint' Airfix pannelling, clunky windows,
Aquaphobic thatched roof, flambeau styrenestone chimney
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'whose origin was a terminus'

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Postby TimberSurf » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:09 am

I hope you purchased for a good price, that tarpaulin bely's a terrible cost for thatch repairs! :D
I expect you to buy 320 paint brushes and cut the bristles off to lay actual thatch! :D
Like someone else did, I read recently on here! lol
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Postby End2end » Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:51 am

I hope it's not Listed ! :shock: :lol:
Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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Postby Bufferstop » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:09 pm

Sisal string, combed out with a cat or dog comb and tied in small bundles as per the real thing. Before you say who's got time to do that, the ultimate rivet counters of Pendon Museum did it with Human Hair.
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Postby carnehan » Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:39 pm

I wouldn't even have enough hair on my head to cover a Z gauge cottage!

Interesting project V.R. The title of this entry could have been 'how to polish a turd'. :lol:

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Postby VerdevaleRailway » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:03 pm

Bufferstop wrote:Sisal string, combed out with a cat or dog comb and tied in small bundles as per the real thing. Before you say who's got time to do that, the ultimate rivet counters of Pendon Museum did it with Human Hair.


His wife or girlfriends if memory serves me correct.....and I think it was because she was blond.
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Postby VerdevaleRailway » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:27 pm

carnehan wrote:The title of this entry could have been 'how to polish a turd'. :lol:

Paul



if they had engaged Luytens at the start, this would never have happened :(

Get a jobbing builder they said, it'll be fine, they said. Hmmm, lace curtains and kippers

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