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As promised in my weathered wagons thread Here's a start on how I made the station buildings for my new layout Pen-y-Bont

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The front elevation of the main station building for Pen-y Bont started. The building is based on the prototype at Aberaeron.
I had no proper drawings of the building so all dimensions had to be calculated (Guessed!) from available photographs. Luckily I have found some in colour! The drawings in the picture below have been drawn by me on the PC using Publisher.
The building is made from Slaters Plasticard, there are quite a few variations in materials on the prototype including, Wood planking, corrugated Iron sheet and Bricks. Slaters do all these materials in their embossed range , so construction was straight forward.


The front elevation under construction. The base material is 40thou plasticard laminated with 2mm planking. I thought about using Wills windows but they weren't right for the building so I used various sizes of Microstrip instead. Doors are also scratch built from 10thou and 5 thou Plasticard overlays.

The next picture shows the front and end elevations assembled along with one of the chimneys.


The plasticard "skirt" below the ground level is "The Foundations" that will be below ground level when the building is fitted to the layout, plugging into its "hole in the ground"
The idea came from Pendon museum and the building will be removable for storage and transport.

I'll add more to this topic soon

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Very nice start Frank i look forward to your next instalment
i like the foundation idea.

cheers Brian.W

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Ah!, scratchbuilt plastikard buildings - just my cup of tea! :wink:

I'm looking forward to watching this project develop because as I have said before, there is no right way or wrong way of doing things like this; only the way that works, so I'm looking forward to observing your methods as you go along. There's always more to learn.

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looks good frank ,looking forward to more on that. :D

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Thanks for opening this one up, Frank.
As a confirmed plasticard man, who's been using card recently (see my update today on "The Western Valley Railway"), I'll be more than interested to get back on familiar territory :!:

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Very interesting Frank. When your done building there's no painting? Wonder why Perry didn't tell me about this? :shock: :roll: :lol:

Wayne

PS: I've go to go paint my Silo! :( :lol:

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Well done, looking good
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Wayne Williams wrote:Very interesting Frank. When your done building there's no painting? Wonder why Perry didn't tell me about this? :shock: :roll: :lol:

Wayne

PS: I've go to go paint my Silo! :( :lol:


You want all my secrets??????? :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

This is a nice job and illustrates my point that there are many ways to 'skin a cat'.

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Thanks for the comments so far chaps!
Here's the next picture


In this picture the roof had been started and so has the platform canopy.
The prototype picture can be seen in the background.
The lighting here shows the mixture of materials used in the prototype being reproduced on the model. Timber, brick and corrugated iron.

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Coming along nicely, Frank.
I still can't work out how you managed to draw such a good plan on publisher. Any tips you'd like to share :?: :wink:

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Getting towards completion now!


The roof is on, just needing final detailing like gutters, drain pipes, finials etc to complete.
Then it's time to get the decorators in!

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That's a lovely building, Frank.

Do you use Plasticweld to attach window frames to glazing, and if so, does the glazing need to be anything special?

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How did you tackle the edging of the canopy valance, Frank?

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Frank, I really like your Doors and windows, wish you had posted more on how you did them.

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Lovely building mate. Look forward to the next thread.
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Wayne Williams wrote:Frank, I really like your Doors and windows, wish you had posted more on how you did them.

Wayne

Thanks Wayne,
here's a rough sketch on the doors...


Made from 40thou Plasticard overlaid with 5thou Plasticard with the panels cut out. I used a Peco track pin for the door knobs.

The Windows were made by sticking 20thou X 20thou micro strip directly to the acetate glazing. I used pure MEK for this, although it's stored in a "Plasticweld" bottle! If you use the bare minimum then the acetate shouldn't "bloom".


BTW I used the clear packaging from some Christmas cards for the glazing, I'm a great believer in doing things on the cheap!

Hope this helps.

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Fantastic job Frank, looking very good! By MEK do you mean Methyl ethyl ketone? If so I remember very vividly getting a huge clip round the ear as a young mechanic in the air force for using mek to clean something in a very small unventillated room!!!!

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Jackster wrote:Fantastic job Frank, looking very good! By MEK do you mean Methyl ethyl ketone? If so I remember very vividly getting a huge clip round the ear as a young mechanic in the air force for using mek to clean something in a very small unventillated room!!!!

Yes, that's the stuff!
The place I work uses hundreds of litres of the stuff every day!
It's used in the process of colour printing and is used to dilute the inks and for cleaning the printing presses.
It's lethal stuff mind, and the H&S dept have strict rules on how and where it's used.

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I have copied your post on making the doors and windows Frank and put it in the Smaller Projects section. Well worth having it in two places, also popped it in the Index.

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good work frank , looking forward to seeing the finished job when painted up .well done mate. :D :D

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Thanks so much for the information on how you made the windows and doors Frank. While mine on the Silo looked acceptable, yours looks great! I will be using this information shortly when I begin constructing my country house.

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...........but you still haven't told me how you tackled the edging of the canopy valance.


C'mon Frank - spill the beans. :? :wink: :D


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Perry wrote:...........but you still haven't told me how you tackled the edging of the canopy valance.


C'mon Frank - spill the beans. :? :wink: :D


Perry


Sorry Perry, I wasn't ignoring you, just so many people asking questions yours fell down some where.
The valance is not home made, it is a Slaters Plasticard product and is available from any good model shop.
Hope that helps.

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:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

....and I built the one on my goods shed from individual vertical slats. :evil: :evil:

I must have a closer look at Slater's product range!

Cheers Frank. :D

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Perry, first rule of model making, read up on the parts avaiable first. :D :D Think you said something like that in your goods shed as i recall :D :D
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Frank,
Great thread,mate.Some invaluable tips there.I love the idea of the building foundations lifting out of the platform.
Keep up the good work!!!
Cheers,John.B.


                 

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