St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:23 pm

Thanks Timbersurf. I'll give it a try. :)
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Postby End2end » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:52 pm

Here's where I am upto on the low relief terrace.
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The roof (top) has been covered with a black wash, letting it dry for a couple of minutes before being wiped off in a downwards direction following the slope of the tiles.
The The small chimney parts (top row), and the face and side walls (middle row) motar courses have been filled in with a cream wash and I've started to dry brush the brick colour on the side walls.
The internal floor and supports (bottom row) have been painted in full cream paint (Wilko's Biscuits Crunch from a tester pot).
I'm not sure what colour to use for the chimey stack part with the 4 holes. :? Any suggestions?
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby Dublo » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:27 pm

Hi
Normally the cap of a chimney is made by over sailing bricks or stone depending on which material was used in the buildings construction. On some occasions these can be several courses high, and sometimes the bricks over sail on each course. If the the bricks are laid as stretchers (longways) the overhang is less as each brick is a nominal five inch wide. If headers ( main body of the brick going into the chimney) are used then the over hang can be made deeper, nine inch long bricks. The dimensions of the modern stock brick were established after the great fire of London. The brick work on the sky facing surface is usually then covered over with mortar, usually this is deeper around the pots and thinner towards the edge to enable water to run off.
Regarding your question I would paint the edges with your brick colour and the top with your mortar colour.
I hope this has helped.

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Postby End2end » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:03 pm

Thanks for the extensive reply Dublo. I'll give it a try. :)
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Postby Bufferstop » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:25 pm

GWR chimney stacks usually went a little overboard at the top with several oversailing layers plus a fancy chimney pot. Even the buildings at our village station still have them. The station building (actually a mirror image of it) and the platform waiting room were featured in the "Prototype Models" range which can sometimes be found on the FMA exhibition sales stand.
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Postby End2end » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:08 am

Arrived today. Another limited edition 4 pack of Cornish wagons. :D
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That's 2 of these sets I now own. :mrgreen:
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Postby Mountain » Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:25 am

They look nice. :)

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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby End2end » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:47 am

My intial board with track attached is standing up on its side at the moment and I noticed something last night.
I've made a glaringly beginner mistake. Not having the legs built when the baseboard was built, I've drilled holes through the cross beams for the wires to go through and all those holes are now in the wrong place. :roll:
I'll need to make central holes on the cross beams for the wires to go through instead.
Also as the cross beams are staggered due to point motor placement and there is a main central beam from one end to the other.
This means the legs cannot just simply be bolted to the cross beams. I may need to pack out the space between each leg and the cross beams.
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Postby Itsonlyme » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:06 pm

Some really great stuff in here the building work is great, the track plan looks great!

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Postby End2end » Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:49 pm

Thanks for your compliments Itsonlyme. Copy anything you like. :mrgreen:
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Postby Itsonlyme » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:13 pm

End2end wrote:Thanks for your compliments Itsonlyme. Copy anything you like. :mrgreen:
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Haha, I might well do that!

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Postby End2end » Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:31 pm

I found myself at Gaugemaster again today. I didn't buy anything but I did get a close look at a couple of new Hornby locos and theres one new 0-4-0ST that may well make it onto my layout.
Looking at the Hornby website it states that it will be released in June 2019 yet it was in the cabinet at the shop. :?: :?:
The Peckett Willans and Robinson No. 882/1902.

Incidentally, driving round we found Morris Models of North Lancing too. Shut, but now I know where it is. :)

Finally today a win on ebay this evening increases my rolling stock by one "PENZANCE" marked limited editon brake van.
Happy days. :mrgreen:
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Postby End2end » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:18 pm

The "PENZANCE" marked limited editon brake van arrived today and looks really good.
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I think the only one left I in the vicinity i'm modelling(-ish) is the "Hayle" marked version. I need look how many Toads I own so far before thinking of buying it as I know I have multiple "St. Blazey" ones. Although short trains with a couple of wagons and a toad at the end sounds quite appealing. :)

I need to go and "offer up" the legs now and mark and drill all the new holes for the wiring. Time to put the kettle on methinks. :idea:
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Postby End2end » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:53 pm

Well that didn't work. I could have sworn I had a hole cutting set only to realise I borrowed one ages ago and gave it back. :oops:
I did get out all the 4 boards and roughly mark where the legs will be screwed in and detatched the wiring from the lighting bus for the buffer stops that will now need removing so not a complete waste of time.
Now I need to buy a hole cutting set but have to wait for more modelling funds to materialise. Hopefully by the end of the week. :roll:
The saga continues.
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Re: St. Blazey's - My first layout - Stage 3 Building

Postby GreenBR » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:06 am

Hello,
Have seen some hole cutting saws in Poundland recently. Dont know if you have one near you or how good they are. Might be a cheap way out for you and a quick fix. (just a thought) hope it may be of help
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