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Is this the photo, Terry?




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Yes, that's the one, thanks Max.


It uploaded to the top of the page where I was typing, but when attempting to move it to its correct position at the bottom of the page, it kept disappearing.  


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No worries.

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Very nice Terry.
I too have faced the quandary of whether strips of tiles or single sheets are better. I've done both.

I'm leaning toward strips because I know they are there and occasionally peer down, remember it's N scale, to remind myself how good they look and the effort that went into laying them. 

For buildings further from the front of the layout, or once partially hidden by scenery or vegetation I think that it will be single sheets with the rows scribed to give them some relief.

For your station I do think that the effort gone into individual rows has been worth it.

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Thanks Marty.  This building will be viewed from about two to three feet away when in position on the layout.  Before applying the slates in strips, I think it is important to run a dark felt tipped pen along the bottom of each strip.  This removes all of the white edges and, to my eye, gives the impression that the slates 'come together as a whole', so to speak, rather than being a series of individual strips.


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Yes, good tip, I tried to do it with a pencil after the tiles were laid... as I say, it's in N gauge so only I know how well that turned out... or didn't  :roll:
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I began this thread a year ago yesterday.  This model has taken longer to build than a real station building!  Undaunted, I decided to press on today and tackle the lamp room and toilet.  Construction much as previously shown.  All roofs have now had slates applied.  Ridge tiles have been stuck on the two larger roofs and flashing (Scalescenes) has been affixed around the chimneys and where the roofs join together.


 



 


The black patch on the roof is where the toilet skylight will be positioned.


Quite a few small details still to be added. 


More soon.


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there's no rushing these things, it is a hobby after all. :lol: The new addition fits in well. Interested to see how you do the skylight. I've several to do on future station builds and haven't yet got my head around how to do them.
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It is worth taking slowly. It looks beautiful. The tiny strips around the windows must have tested your patience!



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Skylight coming up next Marty.


The window and door frames didn't take long Mike.  All explained in the 28th post in this thread.


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I've just read through this thread from the start as I haven't been on the forum for a while, and it is really inspirational. I have made a few buildings in plasticard before, but not so many in card. I have started using Scalescenes products scaled up to 7mm, a little grainy but good. And I like the way you have scribed the card without it tearing, I have bought a scribing pen, it has 4 different sized ball tips and a sharp tip, very useful. Nice work Terry!

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Thank you Pete.  A scribing pen?  That sounds interesting. I might experiment with an empty ball point pen to see if it is suitable for scribing on card.


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The two ends of the skylight/vent over the gentlemen's lavatory were drawn and cut out.  The edges and insides were coloured with a black felt-tip pen...


 


 



 


 



The skylight was simply built up with two thicknesses of card, one being 1.5 mm thick and the other postcard thickness.  The lower edges were coloured with black felt-tip pen...



The thicker card was glued in  place first and then the thinner, wider card, was glued on top.  This was repeated until the desired depth was reached...



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The other end was affixed and the outsides painted to match the general colour of the building.    


For the glazing I used Scene-Setters Glazing Bars, as used on building windows and available from Freestone Model Accessories. I rubbed the underside of the glazing with abrasive paper to give the impression of frosted glass.  A thin strip of grey paper was glued to the ridge and we can call the skylight finished...



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That looks good, Terry.  :cool:



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Thank you Terry, that's a useful construction method.
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Nice work, Terry, pure Ahern! Makes me long to get our house move over and get modelling again.


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Yes, good tip, I tried to do it with a pencil after the tiles were laid... as I say, it's in N gauge so only I know how well that turned out... or didn't  :roll:
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Marty,  in watchmakers scale, have you considered scraping artists' pastel onto the roof with fine sandpaper  and then brushing it upwards against the paper edges? Seems to work for me...

Poop-Poop,  3 days to new house day :shock:

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Thank you Max, Marty and Doug.  I would stress that this method of construction was not my idea.  I have John Ahern's drawing of this building on which there is a small sketch showing how to do it.  Clearly with this method of construction you will not be able to look through the skylight but as this building will sit towards the rear of the layout, I was not too concerned.


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Enjoyed the thread Terry - it's a great build.
(and it's frosted glass, so you couldn't see through it anyway...)

Looking forward to the next project. Don't be too long.

Regards,
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Thank you Shaun.  Actually, the model is not finished.  I was referring to the skylight being finished.  I have altered the text to reflect this.


Last night I added the framing to the timber buildings.  A lick of paint now required...



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