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Hi John,
Another superb industrial build which adds yet more depth of character to Granby. Sorry for not noticing it earlier, but I've been pretty much out of it this week, but will slowly get back.

Sun at last though and I hope to sit out in the garden with some railway books tomorrow.

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Thanks Billl. I am sorry for the delay in responding to your kind comments and also for the lack of updates on this thread. I am in the middle (literally) of getting my eyes sorted. I now have 20/20 distance vision in my left eye ......this would have been great when I was shooting and sailing but not much help when modelling. Hopefully my right eye will be sorted mid April then I can get new glasses for reading/computor/modelling. In the interim, using my old glasses I can read and do broad brush modelling but computor work produces some interesting visual effects.....my apologies for numerous typos.



I really should have done a wrap on this project in my last post because the building itself  is complete





The finishing touch was supposed to be the chimney.

I downloaded the new chimney kit and actually built one...... its a distinct improvement on the the old model but
................................... its huge: :shock:


 



When I took it downstairs I realised that I had forgotten about the overhang in the Railway room :oops: :oops:





So for once I applied " less is more" on Granby........no chimney


At the end of a project I do like before and after shots

This was the start point in January



The objective being to provide a scenic block to the storage yard that worked through 90o covering the entrance to the room and the main view points within






Aesthetically, I think it may have looked more pleasing with one less floor.Having said that, the relationship between the milll and the surrounding terraced houses is exactly as I remember it.....if anything the mill was even more dominant.

The milll is only the first component of the scenic block. I will show how the block was completed in my layout thread next week (I hope)

I hope you enjoyed this thread and, if you havent already done so, feel encouraged to venture into the world of Scalescenes

Best wishes from Vancouver



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Thoroughly enjoyed the thread John - as ever, a masterpiece in step by step building and a masterpiece in the finished article.  As a scenic block, and as a model, it works perfectly.  Can you lift it off to access the storage roads ?

It's a pity about the chimney but as you say, it did look huge - but then I well remember their domination of the landscape as I drove over Windy Hill from the pretty side into the "mill lands" of Lancashire.  There were of course, mills and chimneys in Yorkshire but, for some reason, the Lancashire cotton mills were so much more "dark and satanic" - far more impressive to me than the architectural masterpieces like Salts Mill.  As you know, I'm a big fan of "proper" industrial architecture !!

The shot on the glass table of the chimney in place seems to show some interesting background scenery................I see there's a bottle all ready to christen it. :cheers

Your point about the size comparison between terraced houses and mills is very valid.  The mills were absolutely massive and dwarfed the tiny terraces.  Not only did they have more storeys than one could count, the height of each floor semed twice that of the terraced houses.  But maybe that's just my memory playing tricks.

I do hope you get your eyes sorted properly.  Mine are not what they used to be and I get terribly frustrated when I can't read anything without first looking for my glasses.



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Petermac wrote: Thoroughly enjoyed the thread John - as ever, a masterpiece in step by step building and a masterpiece in the finished article.  As a scenic block, and as a model, it works perfectly.

Thanks Peter.....thats very kind of you. Its an excellent kit....very easy to adapt......I would recommend it. Two caveats......you must use the specified card thickness .....any change will cause assembly issues ....the design process causes small deviations to accumulates. Secondly its not a starter kit.......if I were doing it again I would make a small single module unit just to familiarise myself  with the techniques John Wiffen has introduced.


Can you lift it off to access the storage roads ?

Absolutely.......previous experiences :twisted: :twisted: made that an essential.... I will post a shot in Granby.

It's a pity about the chimney but as you say, it did look huge - but then I well remember their domination of the landscape as I drove over Windy Hill from the pretty side into the "mill lands" of Lancashire.  There were of course, mills and chimneys in Yorkshire but, for some reason, the Lancashire cotton mills were so much more "dark and satanic" - far more impressive to me than the architectural masterpieces like Salts Mill.  As you know, I'm a big fan of "proper" industrial architecture !!

I was in a motor club (High Moor) in Oldham and we used to meet at a pub on the 'tops" . I will never forget my first sight of an absolute forest of chimneys  in the valleys below.......all long gone now I guess

The shot on the glass table of the chimney in place seems to show some interesting background scenery................I see there's a bottle all ready to christen it. :cheers

Chateau Plonk I am afraid......nothing like the stuff you enjoy. I normally crop out the screw cap collection ....couldnt for the chimney shot

Your point about the size comparison between terraced houses and mills is very valid.  The mills were absolutely massive and dwarfed the tiny terraces.  Not only did they have more storeys than one could count, the height of each floor semed twice that of the terraced houses.  But maybe that's just my memory playing tricks.

I think your memory is probably correct.....Doreen reckons a ceiling height of 15-20 feet. They would need the height because the machinery was all belt driven

I do hope you get your eyes sorted properly.  Mine are not what they used to be and I get terribly frustrated when I can't read anything without first looking for my glasses.

Thank you.......I wasnt thrilled at the idea of someone poking about with my eyes but its apparently the most  widely used  procedure here and in the UK.....the improved distance vision in my left eye is quite amazing.

Best wishes to you and Liz




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Hi John.   Excellent workmanship , as per usual I am a late entry to your thread, if I could emulate your skill with this kit? It would fit the bill to hide a bunch of cables, but, I won’t hold my breath. Best wishes.   Kevin



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Hi Kevin
The warehouse kit is perfect for concealing storage yards etc but, as I said above, its not a beginners kit. 

Not sure what experience you have with Scalescene? If you havent already done so I would recommend trying some of his starter kits to get used to some of the techniques he uses

 Best wishes

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Hi John.   Thank you .i have purchased ( and pasted to card ) a Viaduct kit, but alas I never built a suitable layout, where if I buy a Warehouse kit, I have some “ unsightly “ cables that by necessity are above baseboard level that require hiding from view.   Best wishes. Kevin



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