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 Posted: Mon Dec 22nd, 2014 04:18 am
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Oh yes Gary I do like the building, framework and all.



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Most of us would be happy just putting up the plastic card walls, but not Gary, frame, trusses and all for him.
it will be one solid structure.
Superb modelling. Bravo.

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I was hoping to get a little more completed on the engine shed over the last few days, but due to other circumatances, the gable ends, window frames, guttering and down pipes were not completed.

I was not totally happy with the shade of brown used (see pic in post 35), so, out came the paints... I chose a brown with much more red content, which I think is closer to the original colour of the shed.

I managed to fix the clear styrene sky lights and also clad the roof in corrugated iron (card). The roof had to be airbrushed and weathered accordingly, so I masked up the clear styrene. I ended up airbrushing the roof and using a card template, I darkened some sections of roof to break up the grey. This also (in my mind !) made it look like individual corrugated sheets. All went really well...., until..., I pulled the masking tape up and off the clear styrene... The clear styrene came adrift and also tore a section of the corrugated card.... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: Well, you can guess that I wasn't happy with that. Then as I was trying with as much ease to cut this section of card out, the glue join between the right hand wall and the roof trusses came adrift... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Anyway, with a few very deep breathes, a few curse words, all was repaired.

The damaged section after removing the torn corrugated card.



I had to work out how I was goin to make the weather cowl that sits over the peak of the roof as a chimney to exhaust steam/smoke. The only way to do it was to roll a piece of corrugated card around a dowel and once secured, paint it with glue.



Three lines were drawn on the corrugated card so that I could keep it straight, to act as a centre line and the other two lines were to where I have to cut/trim off the excess. Below, after the glue had hardened, this is the result, now for trimming it up.



Here it is fitted, painted/weathered to the repainted shed. I made supports for the cowl by punching out 6 10mm dimetre circles from 40 thou styrene. These were cut into half and trimmed toget the right hieght and a 60* tringle cut in the bottom to bridge the roof ridge.



The interior of the shed has been weathered accordingly, with smoke stains etc. The shed has been turned on its side for better light.



Well, that's it for a few days now, Christmas becons !

Merry Christmas to all and best wishes for the festive season and the New Year ahead of us. :cheers

Cheers, Gary.




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Superb, Gary.  A good save.

What a beautiful model.  :thumbs




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Your shed is better than the original Gary. :thumbs  Pity you weren't in charge of that job!

Merry Christmas to you too.

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Done yourself proud there Gary.

All the best for tomorrow.

Cheers for now

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Hi Gary and Merry Christmas.

I've missed your build until now and have just had a scan through. It brings back memories of building my timber framed station building although you are doing it on a much larger scale. I found the framing very relaxing to do and I'm sure the styrene cutter must help. Great use of Lego to keep things square by the way.

I wouldn't worry about some timbers not being perpendicular so long as most are, it's called character. This type of building would deform quite readily due to settlement and warping of the timbers.

Keep up the inspirational work. 



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looking good wishing you luck with dry brushing the brickwork I always struggle with that.

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Hi Gary,

Ive just joined today, inspired by your Callington Road, Kelly Bray work. I have been researching gently for years and am at last trying to get some modelling sorted. In particular the relevant rolling stock for 1908, when the line formerly opened.

We ( my Great Grandfather) established a corn & coal merchant business at the station in 1908 called John Spear & Son. This business folded with the death of my Grandfather in 1972. There wasn't much left and I was way too young to take it on. I live 250 miles away in Sussex but visit the area most years as I have many cousins in Cornwall.

Callington Museum is a very good source of local information if you ever get the chance to visit.

Link here.  http://callingtonheritage.org.uk/hcentre.php

Have you tracked down an accurate source of origin for the first coaches?? I'm trying to find a kit for them. They were apparently old LSWR stock, 4 wheeled, but who made them in the first place?

Any way, enough from me for now.

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Hi David. For coach kits you could try Branchlines. They do some Southern stuff so you might be lucky.


E-mail: sales@branchlines.com

Hope you find what you are looking for.



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Thanks Mr Bittern. I will give them a go.

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Hi David,

Thanks for the kind words. I am modelling the later years of Callington Station, towards its demise. Rollingstock I intend to run is a mix of Adams 02 with the soon to be released Kernow's Gate Stock,  2MT Tank with push'pull set,, Class 22 with a short Maunsell coach set, a DMU and a mix of open wagons, fruit vans, vent vans, a few tanker wagons and ofcourse some cattle vans. I will say that work has stopped on this layout as some of my smaller layouts have taken precidence due to being exhibited. Hopefully by mid year I can get back to Kelly Bray, that is if the O gauge Inglenook I'm planning doesn't get in the way ! ;-)

You can catch up on my Kelly Bray thread here : http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=10835&forum_id=21#p193083

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Hi Gary,

Thanks very much for coming back to me. I've also decided to model later times as well as the original 1908, and have just taken delivery of an Adams O2 and a Class22 diesel from Kernow. Both are very good and were test run on old track yesterday for the first time.

I particularly like the lights on the Dapol 22 which took me by surprise. Hopefully one day I will have DCC and sound, but I am ahead of myself. In fact light years from that.

The earlier model of A.S. Harris is from CSP / Agenoria Models and is an Etched Brass Kit.  http://www.cspmodels.com
I've never attempted anything quite like this before, so I'm hoping to meet up with the maker at a model show in Southampton at the end of the month. He suggested that I could be his student/demo exhibit. :shock:

I may be sometime !

He makes kit models of all the original trains from 1908. So far as I know there is no other source in the world. He is in his 70's so if you are interested I wouldn't hang about. It takes him about 4 weeks to prepare/make each kit.

I must ask you, what on earth made you choose that very small corner of the world in the first place?

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David



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Hi David,

Sound in the Dapol 22 is very good. Here is a link to my 22 with sound : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmE-cgffcU
I would love to get sound into the Adams 02, maybe oneday if somebody wants to do a sound profile.  I'm also eagerly waiting for Bachmann to release the 2MT Tank, to which also ran on the Callington Branch.

As for my decission on Callington, well... I was researching branchlines and I very much like the landscape of Cornwall, especially around the Tamar Valley. After some more research, I came across the film 'Last Train To Callington'. In a matter of fact I bought the dvd and a book or two book on the branchline. Callington with it's different produce and mines along the line was an inspiration.

You know what, I could even get away with some 'modellers license' if I ever wanted to extend the line to Saltash ! ;-);-)

Cheers, Gary.



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Hi Gary,

Thanks for the link. By chance I found the youtube clip on Sunday night and was going to send you the link. I did not realize it was yours !! It is superb :cool:

I have a major birthday later this year so perhaps I can persuade my 'fans' to help me update with digital control. The sound adds such a great dimension.

I managed to get a 2MT about 10 years ago, everything has been in the attic since then. I'm about to have a go at weathering a loco or 2 for the first time. Old stock first.

Hoping also to get my original train of 53 years old running properly again. Just a little tank engine but hey, I like it.

You really should at least model the viaduct over the river Tamar at Calstock. That would keep you going to retirement I think :). I've done that route up to where it stops at Gunnislake, as part of the Tamar Real Ale Trail.

The scenery and walk back down to Calstock are fabulous. It gets better with each pint at the pubs on the way down. The final pint being on the river side in the Spring sunshine, before hopping back on the train to Plymouth.

Link here :- http://greatscenicrailways.co.uk/great-days-out/rail-ale-trails/tamar-valley-line-rail-ale-trail

Kind regards,

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