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 Posted: Sun Sep 18th, 2016 01:56 pm
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The dormer was made from mount board, scribed to represent the planking and glued to the roof...



The structure was coloured with felt-tipped pen to match the door and window sills.  The roof area inside the dormer was coloured with a black felt-tipped pen...




The window frame was cut as a single unit from thin card...




Fitted in place...




Glazing bars and curtains added, followed by roof...




Next job... roof slates.


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I have tried a bow pen a couple of times but without success.  There are, I think, too many variables at play.  There is the Bob Moore lining pen but this is not something I have tried.

One thing rattling around in my head is to make lining transfers.  I did this for the LSWR coach build (in my Workbench thread) with some success.  I used Powerpoint to design the transfers after scanning the coach sides.

Decals printed on clear sheet probably won't be opaque enough for most applications.  There are white backed decal sheets but, of course, you then need to exactly match the colour on the model, unless it's black.  Now that I have a decent printer, I'll be experimenting at some point.

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Very nice dormer Terry.  What tool did you use to scribe it?  I use an Olfa carpet cutter (recurved blade) to scribe plastic.

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It's interesting to note Terry that your scribing is clean,  nicely indented and fuzz free. What's the secret !

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Just an ordinary scriber applied with moderate pressure.

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I find a thin knitting needle good for scribing, has a nice point which is slighlty rounded so it does not scrape or leave fuzz.



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Change of plan.  I decided to press on with the next part of the building - the waiting room and office, and tackle the roof slates later.  Firstly, the parts were drawn onto mount board...







And cut out...







The chimney was formed with layers of mount board, as before.  The sides and end were scribed to represent the weather boarding and given a wash of watercolour paint.




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To make the window and door frames, firstly the cut edges of same were run around with a felt-tipped pen.  Thin card was also coloured and thin strips cut.  All cut edges were coloured...





The thin coloured strips were glued in place with Pritt...





This is the effect looking from the side...





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Windows were added using Scene-Setters Glazing Bars, as before...



The doors are made up of two layers of card, mount board for the base and thin card for the panels...



Door handles still to be added.  The main doors will be in the open position so are not fitted at this stage.


More soon...


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Pre colouring the window edging strips makes a lot of sense and is far easier than trying to colour them  when fixed to the building and trying to cut in clean to the weather boarding and this use of felt tip pens is very interesting too.


Really nice job so far Terry and looking foreward to when it's finished.


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Thank you Brendan and Alan for those last comments.


After a bit of a time lapse, yesterday I decided to pick up my scalpel and get on with this model.  I had to read this thread again from the beginning to remind me as to what I was doing, and it might be an idea if you did the same.


To continue with the office and waiting room part of the building...


 The walls and one end were assembled on my glass sheet.  This was once a small shelf below the mirror on my mother's bathroom mirror.  On recognising its value to the model maker during a visit, when I left, so did the glass shelf!  A false roof was added to square up the structure and a small triangular piece of card was glued to the top to support the main roof when it is fitted shortly.  Two interior partitions were added to strengthen the building...


 


 The other end of the building has a brick chimney attached which is visible part way down the building until it disappears behind the lamp room.  The chimney was built earlier in this thread and was covered in the same brick paper as used for the station master's house.  I applied it with Pritt.  As I may have mentioned previously, I find that Pritt has a more permanent bond than the cheaper types of glue stick. (Usual disclaimer...no connection with the company, other than my brother is the managing director!) Once the chimney was bricked, the wall was glued in place...


 


The assembled office and waiting room was held in place against the station master's house and the roof marked for cutting out a small section of roof to allow the buildings to butt together.  They are not permanently joined in this photo, but this is how they go together...


 





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The two buildings were glued together and the roof cut out for the office and waiting room.  Before gluing in place, all of the edges and underside of the edges were coloured with a black felt-tipped pen...


 


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The main doors were glued in place and attention was then turned to fabricating the chimney tops.  The tops of the chimneys were measured and the dimensions transferred onto a piece of 1mm thick  greyboard.  The dimensions were transferred again to 2mm greyboard but slightly larger all around to allow a 1mm overhang on all sides. The two pieces of greyboard were glued together, thus...


 



 


My Letraset Promarker (Sunkissed Pink) was run over all surfaces to colour the greyboard before attaching a strip Scalescenes brick paper around the edges of the 2mm greyboard. The finished piece was then glued to the chimney...



Chimney pots will be attached later to prevent them being knocked off during this stage of construction.


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Thanks Marty.


I cast my eyes over the drawing of the building and made a list of the features still to be added.  I find this is a good way to focus and makes it possible to make a plan of action.  I realised that I had not yet fitted the small porch over the door of the Station Master's house so set about remedying this.  Quick and easy to do.  One rectangular piece of card for the roof, two triangular pieces for the sides and a further two smaller triangles for the supports.  All coloured with a felt tipped pen and Scalescenes slates stuck to the roof...


 



Next, I think I'll get some slates on the roof of the Station Master's house.


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A very nice neat build. It is interesting to see that you are using felt pens rather than paint - might try that myself.

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Thank you Max and Bob.


The results of a sustained effort yesterday to get some slates on the roof...



The Scalescenes slates are added in overlapping strips.  Nearly as boring as ballasting track.  The finished roof looks good but I'm not totally convinced that applying individual strips of slates is any great advantage over a flat sheet of slates.  Applying a sheet of slates in one go would be a lot quicker.  The roof tiles of my timber-framed cottage were applied as single sheets on each side of the roof.  It looks fine to me.  I was going to insert a picture here from the Gallery for comparison, but after six attempts I have given up!  Here is the link.,  Have a look around the 43rd post to see what I mean.  Any views?


http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=14458&forum_id=14&page=1


 


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