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I'm currently helping a friend get a layout finished for a railway exhibition and he needed an engine shed. Time constraints meant that the model has to built fairly quickly so I chose cardboard as a medium and I have used some of my own printed brick paper and some of the screen printed windows that I make to help speed up the build time. The photos show the early stages and there is one of the roof trusses leaning against the wall. The building will be lit and have interior detail but that may have to wait until this exhibition is over. The card I use is picture framing mount board which is quite strong, the brick paper is printed on a digital printing press and is quite durable unlike some of the problems I have had using inkjet printed material. The walls are built up of three layers and the windows are sandwiched between the layers, I did find that not allowing the glue holding the window panes enough time to dry has caused them to bow..oh well we learn by our mistakes! Next time we may have the luxury of waiting for things to dry properly. I think once the model is completed and some weathering done on the walls and the windows will help to give some character to the model. So far it has taken around 3-4 hours to get to this stage and possibly another 2-3 hours should see the model close to finished. The roof will be Will's corrugated iron sheeting but more on that later.

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Nice neat job. I've never seen that brick paper before. A bit different.

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Mmmm waiting to see the finished shed.

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Looks good Robyn.  Do you cut by hand, or do you use a plotter cutter like some of us on this forum?

I print brick, stone tile etc onto A4 labels using a colour laser, no problems with ink running, and using self adhesive label saves a lot of messing about with glue and waiting for it to dry. (you do need to take a bit of care positioning it unlike glue where you can usually slide it around)

A4 is fine for N gauge and smaller buildings in 00, but you can also get A3 self adhesive paper and A3 colour lasers for the bigger stuff. Some of the colour lasers can also print to banner paper, mine will do 215x1200mm, ideal for backscenes

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Dorsetmike wrote: Looks good Robyn.  Do you cut by hand, or do you use a plotter cutter like some of us on this forum?

I print brick, stone tile etc onto A4 labels using a colour laser, no problems with ink running, and using self adhesive label saves a lot of messing about with glue and waiting for it to dry. (you do need to take a bit of care positioning it unlike glue where you can usually slide it around)

A4 is fine for N gauge and smaller buildings in 00, but you can also get A3 self adhesive paper and A3 colour lasers for the bigger stuff. Some of the colour lasers can also print to banner paper, mine will do 215x1200mm, ideal for backscenes
 


All hand cut, mind you I have used the grey card for the trusses and that takes quite a few cuts with the knife to get through. I also find my blades get blunt rather quickly. I am sure the laser printer would be better than inkjet, I have had some problems with self adhesive labels which don't seem to keen on the humidity we have here in sunny Queensland.

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I have fitted the internal support bits for the roof trusses and these can be seen in this shot.



Now for the part that has caused me some grief. The roof trusses are to be joined together with some strip wood and I have had a reasonable amount of issues trying to get the sticks to stick to the card, the problem is no doubt the end grain so I decided to try sticking them with superglue. The sticks did not stay in place but the superglue soaked through the card and glued it to my cutting mat! I think I may have found a solution of sorts and that has been to apply a dollop of pva to the endgrain and set them aside to dry. After drying I have then glued them to the card trusses and this seems to have worked...YAY! YIPEE! etc. I did find that I do not have enough hands to hold it all together so I have used some steel blocks and this seems to have worked. If anyone else has a better and quicker method to build these I would love to hear from you.

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A quick update on the roof trusses and all seems to be good. I have fitted the first part into the model to show how things are progressing and here is a couple of photos. Hopefully this will all hold together ok when I paint it.

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Hi Robyn,

Nice looking shed, wish my fingers were up this standard. Are you planning on a kit?

It looked familiar, especially the brick, check out:

 http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/adderbury-milton-g-w-r-engine-shed-and-quarry-pump-house-february-11th-2012.t75031

Not quite the same, but replete with original details.

Incidental to the shots are some nice details of the roof trusses and window frames (still there after over 50 years). Plus the inspection kit.

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BCDR wrote: Hi Robyn,

Nice looking shed, wish my fingers were up this standard. Are you planning on a kit?

It looked familiar, especially the brick,

Not quite the same, but replete with original details.

Incidental to the shots are some nice details of the roof trusses and window frames (still there after over 50 years). Plus the inspection kit.

Nigel

Hi Nigel,
This is a design it as you go model, I have created the drawings to fit a space on my friends layout. A freelance design that is plausible ???? I am sure that some of the details may be incorrect when compared to real engine sheds but I think it will look ok when finished. Your photos are a great help thank you for the link. As far as a kit is concerned I doubt anyone would buy it, I have over twenty card model kits on my computer that I have developed since 1998 but there are so many people doing this now that I doubt there is room for more. The line drawings for this model were created in CorelDraw and are very basic.

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I have painted the roof truss and while waiting for it to dry I coated the building with a matt clear which has taken quite a long time to dry. I have finally put the truss framework into the building and it looks OK.



There is always a little gremlin that works its way into these sort of projects and I feel like a bit of a dummy. The roof truss at the opening is lower than the arch I cut.. oh poop, it is too late now to redo this so I have decided to fit a timber panel across the front and "square up the arch" I will amend my drawings just in case I ever make another one of these. It is such a silly mistake and annoys me greatly but I am sure it will be alright once I do the infill panel.

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Plans are meant to be changed Robyn  :mutley

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Sol wrote: Plans are meant to be changed Robyn  :mutley


Thanks Sol, I appreciate your support.  I usually don't do models on the fly like this and making it up as you go is a bit scary for me. I always want my work to be really good and silly mistakes are a bit annoying. I'm sure it will be alright on the night.

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While waiting for the paint to dry on the engine shed I made a start on Martins Engineering which is a previous kit that I designed. This is a fairly simple build and hopefully I haven't made any errors on my drawings. The model has some vents on the side and these are from a collection of detail photos that I took some time ago of industrial buildings not far from home. The graffitti is also from this collection. I have amassed a library of doors, windows, vents and numerous other details that are perfect for model making. This model is built using only one layer of mount board and hopefully at some stage I should be able to put some interior detail in the building, the usual collection of steel racks gas bottles etc etc. should help to bring it to life.

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As always the quality of your work is excellent. Love the brickwork.
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Very precise Robyn as always

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Why not make a slightly smaller arched top to the doorway instead of squaring it off , to mimic the effect of the window recesses ? 


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Nice models.

Regarding the roof trusses, I think I would have made the wooden beams the full length of the building and cut out square notches in the card trusses to take the beams, you would then not be trying to glue onto the end grain.

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mattc6911 wrote: Why not make a slightly smaller arched top to the doorway instead of squaring it off , to mimic the effect of the window recesses ? 


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I like it, what an excellent idea Matt, I will see if that will work.

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Campaman wrote: Nice models.

Regarding the roof trusses, I think I would have made the wooden beams the full length of the building and cut out square notches in the card trusses to take the beams, you would then not be trying to glue onto the end grain.
 
Now that makes a lot of sense, it would also make it so easy to line them up and get the spacing right. I would have to make the trusses slightly larger where the notches would be or maybe use a thinner strip of wood. I do not have enough area on these trusses to cut a notch as you can see in the photos. I will definitely put your idea into my memory for the future.

I think the best thing would be to start taking photos of roof trusses in old buildings so I have a better idea of how they are made.

Thank you Campaman.

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My father used to do a lot of woodwork, for joints where two pieces crossed at right angles he would notch half way through each, called a halved joint

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halved_joint


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Hi Robyn,

Just realized, is this a 2-road shed?

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Dorsetmike wrote: My father used to do a lot of woodwork, for joints where two pieces crossed at right angles he would notch half way through each, called a halved joint
I am not sure that my cutting capability is good enough to do that. Mind you the joints would be quite strong.

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BCDR wrote: Hi Robyn,

Just realized, is this a 2-road shed?

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Hi Nigel, this is a two road shed.

Robyn

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Hi Robyn,

Thanks. Thought so. Been bothering me.

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Campaman wrote: Nice models.

Regarding the roof trusses, I think I would have made the wooden beams the full length of the building and cut out square notches in the card trusses to take the beams, you would then not be trying to glue onto the end grain.

This has been suggested and I agree this is a much better idea, I must stop calling them sticks, I notice that a couple of you have called the "sticks" beams, I am sure you can tell I am not up to speed on all the technical stuff but thanks to your help I am getting better.

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We have 11 days to get this layout ready for the exhibition and it is still in it's raw state. I will lose 6 days due to my part time job and that leaves me with 5 days to complete the buildings and do the scenery. I managed to get a start yesterday afternoon and was able to achieve a little bit on the waterfall end of the layout. I use foam to block up the bulk of the scenery and then cover that in plaster bandage. The lid of the mountain will need to be removable so we can access the track and any derailments that may occur. with a bit of luck I should see this almost finished this afternoon.



The opposite end of the layout will have a smaller mountain and I haven't got to that part yet, I may be able to block up the scenery in this area after work tomorrow.



The middle bit, is where the village will be and hopefully will be finished up to a reasonable standard by the time we go to the show. I will upload more photos as the work progresses.




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I have had to miss a day and a half due to work but managed to get back onto this layout this morning, so far all the plaster work is done and I have pencilled in the line of the backscene I will paint to join it all together. So far it all looks fairly average but as each element is added it all comes together pretty quickly. This section should be sceniced by this afternoon and then I can start on the middle bit. Once this is all completed we can add the buildings.

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Progress at last and now I feel that the deadline is not so bad. I have managed to get the mountain and waterfall to a near enough finished state except for a bit of detailing and some more trees. The backscene is pretty much done for this section of the layout. Work tomorrow and Wednesday means that the rush is on for the last part of the week and it will be back to the buildings over the next couple of nights.

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Very nice Robyn :thumbs

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Sol wrote: Very nice Robyn :thumbs

Thank you Sol.

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I like the painted trees, Robyn.  :thumbs

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MaxSouthOz wrote: I like the painted trees, Robyn.  :thumbs

 Thanks Max, It's all a bit rough really but  that's what happens when you have a tight time frame.

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Looking great Robyn... bit like my vino tinto...can be a bit rough and' have the desired effect!

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Looking good Robyn. Looking forward to the next instalment

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Hi Robyn,

Don't know how I missed this thread but I did, and I have just flicked through it. Lovely work as usual and I'm positive the layout will be ready to go in no time. Keep the updates coming. Now, I'm going back to read the whole thread.

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I'd say not bad at all for such a quick job Robyn .I'm sure you will re visit and tidy up any areas your not happy with after the show. How did you do the waterfall ?

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mattc6911 wrote: I'd say not bad at all for such a quick job Robyn .I'm sure you will re visit and tidy up any areas your not happy with after the show. How did you do the waterfall ?

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Hi Matt,
The waterfall is a piece of glad wrap, I needed a quick result and after two failed attempts the glad wrap seemed to work.

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Spurno wrote: your scenic skills make me envious.:thumbs

That's funny because my scenic skills make me nervous :mutley

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Thank you to everyone for your comments and suggestions, I have managed to get another couple of days of paid work so the pressure is really on now. I will post some more photos as things start again on Friday 16th October.

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It had to be my luck that I have been unable to get back to this project as early as I had hoped. I worked on Friday, managed to get a bit done on the layout on Saturday for about 4 hours, I then worked all day on Sunday. Today was my last chance to get this really close to finished and I have finally got to the point this afternoon when I feel that I have beaten it. All that is left to do now is add the finishing touches which can be done over the next couple of days after work. I need to add more trees and greenery but at this stage I am reasonably happy with what I have done. All up to get the bare layout to this stage has taken less than four days and I reckon that is not too bad. Now I can finally get to finish the engine shed that started all this.

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My gob is well and truly smacked, Robyn.


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MaxSouthOz wrote: My gob is well and truly smacked, Robyn.

Sorry Max, I didn't mean to smack your gob.:oops:

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MaxSouthOz wrote: Gob smacked is a good thing.  :lol:


OK...that's cool! Thank you. :Happy Yipee!!!  Oh dear....I forgot, I have to sew the curtains to go around the bottom of the layout....oh poop....more deadlines!!

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Atmospheric is an understatement v v impressive!

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Thank you Ian, there is still so much more to do. It will be interesting to see this layout progress as details are added.

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Looking good Robyn. I really like the rock faces with the colours/tones you have chosen. The backscene sets the scene perfectly.

Great work and I'm looking forward to seeing the finishing details. Well done. :thumbs

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 Just four days.....?  That would take me weeks of work and still not look as good  :thumbs

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jakesdad13 wrote: Absogobsmakinpukkalutelyawesome,:doublethumb:doublethumb.


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Wot 'e said.


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Thanks for all your comments, I should point out that this layout is only 6' x 3' so it isn't that much scenery. I will go back to the original thread about an engine shed when I finally get it finished. The layout is for a friend who is nearly 80 and he wants to do some model railway exhibitions. I think that the late acceptance of his layout by the show organisers left him a bit time poor as he only had the track down, points wired and his control panel finished. He seemed a bit stressed thinking about how he could get it ready for the show so then I got involved, mind you I never thought it would be an even bigger rush for me. To see the look on his face when he saw the scenery at this stage was very rewarding for me and I am sure that he will get a great deal of joy exhibiting his layout. Bill has some things to finish off over the next two days while I am at work then we will test the layout on Thursday and take it up to the exhibition venue on Friday. If I was honest, I have to admit that I wasn't sure that I would be able to get this done for him but it has all worked out OK.

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jakesdad13 wrote: Absogobsmakinpukkalutelyawesome,:doublethumb:doublethumb.


Pete.


My goodness that's a big word.

I saw your profile pic sitting behind an old engine Pete and thought you might find this interesting, I filmed this in 2005 at an antique machinery show.

https://youtu.be/LIVaw8eqw0k

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Thanks Robyn, a really interesting view on preservation the other side of the world, its nice to know we aren,t the only ones to spend time and love on clapped out machinery, I think your filming of the engines in close up detail is excellent to often they are filmed to show the whole engine only and a great deal of the interesting detail of the hit and miss ignition and valve working is overlooked, I can spend ages watching them work.

By for now, Pete.  

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Friday morning was spent sewing the curtains for the layout and once they were complete we loaded the layout and all the gear and headed off to the show venue. The show was rather good and there were some reasonable layouts and a couple of standout layouts. The response to Bill's layout was very positive and it was good to see him answering the seemingly endless amount of questions and running trains. The photos below show the final presentation which I feel was rather good. Over the next couple of months Bill will be adding details and putting some character into the layout in readiness for his next show.






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Looks Brilliant Robyn. Well done.

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Outstanding modelling, the scenic detail looks brilliant. Thanks for sharing it with us Robyn!

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A great thread Robyn it sums up what our hobby is about 'creativity, companionship , concentration, c...? ...? ... vino tinto?

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Nice one Robyn, Bill looks well pleased with the layout, will you keep us in the loop with how it progresses?

Cheers, Pete.

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A great thread Robyn it sums up what our hobby is about 'creativity, companionship , concentration, c...? ...? ... vino tinto?

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Thanks Ian, you are right when you say this is what the hobby is all about, being able to help others to enjoy the hobby by sharing skills and ideas is a major part of what makes this hobby and those who post on this forum so wonderful.




Nice one Robyn, Bill looks well pleased with the layout, will you keep us in the loop with how it progresses?

Cheers, Pete.

Bill was incredibly proud of 'Billandco' and I gained so much joy watching him talk about the layout with patrons of the show and passing on ideas about building a small layout. It saddens me that Bill struggles with some things these days especially as he has numerous awards for his modelling in past competitions. Age and a nasty fall have made life a bit of a challenge but I am sure this layout and the lure of future shows will spark renewed interest and get him mobile again. I am more than happy to post photos of the layouts progress in the future.

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His body may be giving him grief Robyn but his knowledge is something to be treasured. By helping him to get the layout built and get him back into exhibiting you have helped him to share that knowledge. Well done

P's. I think the smile on his face says it all:doublethumb

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