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 Posted: Fri Feb 28th, 2014 07:14 pm
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Some of you may remember me from a while back. Some of you may not.

I have been taking time out from railway modelling for various reasons, but am now raring to go again.

I have been known to stick a few bits of Plastikard together from time to time, and as I need a custom-built 3-road shed for my current layout, I decided this was the way to go.

Again, some members may recall that a while ago, I built a very large, 2 feet long, 4 road shed from Scalescene materials. With the recent modifications to my layout, that shed has been consigned to the bin. I'm really not happy using card.

So, on with the new shed.

I have taken a few snaps of the job so far. The shed is about 30cms long, and about 24cms wide. It will consist of 5 'bays'.


The main carcass was made from .040" plain white plastikard. This was then overlaid with .020" embossed brick plastikard on both faces.




The window apertures were cut into the white plastikard initially, then the embossed material was cut using the white layer as a guide.



The photo above shows the three layers taped together during the cutting out of the windows.



The end wall (on the right) has already had two buttresses fitted. The other 8 side buttresses have had their edging strips applied. They are constructed from three laminations of .040" plastikard, glued together with tube cement. Using this allows for adjustment before the glue sets - something one can't do so easily using liquid cement. Horses for courses....

The corner buttresses are each made up from 6 pieces of white plastikard:



The widths of the .040" strips needed to be calculated fairly accurately. Each buttress uses 1 x 14mm wide strip, 3 x 13mm wide strips and 2 x 11mm wide strips. The edges were faced with .020" embossed brick plastikard and work continues to complete the brick cladding.

All the buttresses were lightly sanded on 240 grit sandpaper laid on a sheet of glass to give a nice flat surface for glueing to the shed walls.

There are plans to install LED lighting inside and outside the shed. To allow the lighting wires to be run into the shed, one (or more) of the inside buttresses (yet to be constructed) will be made hollow so that the wires can be hidden inside them.

I intend using windows printed on acetate sheet material, modified from the Scalescene loco shed kit. These will be fixed to the inner main wall lamination before the outer skin is glued in place. To make painting easier, I painted the exposed edges of the white plastikard in the window openings with a couple of coats of Model Color Acrylic No.139; Mahogany Brown. This will save paint getting onto the window transparencies later.

Lots more to do; watch this space.

Perry



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Well hello mate. Long time no hear.Well if this build is anything like what i have seen you build in the past then we in for a treat let me tell you lads.
So a burning question i need to ask is it going to GWR :twisted::mutley, as i know you love them :pedal

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Glad to see your allegiances haven't changed, Phill, but you'll be pleased to know that I still not building G*R stuff! :roll::lol::lol:

It's really good to hear from one of the 'older' folk on here again (not older in age, I hasten to add!)

Perry



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Welcome back,  Perry.  :cheers

For those who haven't seen Perry's work - be prepared to be impressed.  :thumbs



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Yes Perry,definitely welcome back from me.



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"I have been known to stick a few bits of Plastikard together from time to time..."

Probably the understatement of the decade,

ah well thats another modelling period out of the window, better settle down, get comfortable and get ready for another  great episle.

Nice to see you back - and good to see you still not swayed by that god awful chocolate cream and green stuff. :pathead

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Work continues on the loco shed. Windows were printed out on the computer, having been resized to fit the required window apertures. After cutting out, they were fixed to the rear of the white lamination with clear adhesive tape. Some of the relief work has been done at the base of the walls. This was made by cementing a 10mm wide strip of .040" plastikard onto a 15mm wide strip, then covering with two strips of embossed brick. The slight bevel at the top edges was made by sanding the edges of the 'steps' at a slight angle once they were dry.




The corner buttresses have been glued in place, leaving aslot of take the end walls. The position was marked out by measuring 8mm from the edge of the window and squaring a guide line across. Once each buttress was positioned, it was checked with a try square.



Lastly for today a 'dry run' assembly was carried out just to make sure things looked OK. The remaining wall relief panels will be made up next.

Perry



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Welcome back Perry.
Nice to see a good old LMS style shed being built.
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Hi Perry, great to see you back, and, more importantly, seeing you in the middle of another great project - who can forget the Great Eastern goods shed! I am glad I am not the only one who just cannot produce a good result with paper and card. Give me plastic card every time.

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Excellent!  Did you print the windows on clear plastic, Perry?



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The windows were printed on what were described as ""Ink-jet Acetates".



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Thanks, Perry.  I think I've got some of that.  :thumbs



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Hi Perry.

Just a little advice if I may be so bold.

If you use thin acytate sheet for your windows it will reflect the light badly and always looked 'warped' so if you can, use at least 1mm thick sheet.

Maybe you have noticed this on Superquick glazed station canopies where the glazing is almost paper thin and has a 'rippled' look about it especially when the light catches it.

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Hi Perry,

This is a great build, looking foward to more. It's good to see brickwork on the inside of a model !

Cheers, Gary.



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Gary wrote: Hi Perry,

This is a great build, looking foward to more. It's good to see brickwork on the inside of a model !

Cheers, Gary.

Hi Gary,

Thanks.

I have used embossed brick inside because I intend installing lighting. I just think it will look better. Normally, inside dark buildings, it's hard to see what the walls are made of, but "I have a cunning plan" which I may or may not carry out on this build. I won't say what it is right now, just in case I decide against it........ ;-)



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