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 Posted: Mon Mar 3rd, 2008 08:32 am
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It's looking really good Darren, you must be well pleased so far.



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Finally got some time away from work today and got on with the windows. I went out and bought some fine strip to complete this activity. The chopper came into its own today as was able to cut items all the same size accurately.

Pix shows the first batch of windows and one showing them trial fitted (once glued in place they will look less crooked!!).





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this is looking great, maybe one day when i get time and a working layout :D

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Could you do me a favour Darren and try a piece of fairly thick card in your chopper and then tell me if it cuts cleanly or does it compress the card into a V shape, as the weight comes down on the blade, before cutting. If it does then as you look at the card cut edge the top will be chamfered down. Card is a much softer medium than plastic and the machine may not be as good with it. I'd like to know about card cutting before I go sending for the chopper.



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I'm impressed with how this is looking. I will need to see if I can make my scratchbuilds look as neat and tight fitting as what you have there. I have just received my Chopper ll, so I'm confident that it will help me.

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This is impressive Darren but I need a question answered if you will please. :lol:

In re-reading the thread to follow what you are doing I remembered what I wanted to ask before and forgot. How did you work out what Evergreen materials you needed, what did you buy in the end and did you get it in the UK? When I look in catalogues/web sites they list endless types and sizes and its hard to know where to start.

Hope you don't mind. :lol:

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Robert wrote:Could you do me a favour Darren and try a piece of fairly thick card in your chopper and then tell me if it cuts cleanly or does it compress the card into a V shape, as the weight comes down on the blade, before cutting. If it does then as you look at the card cut edge the top will be chamfered down. Card is a much softer medium than plastic and the machine may not be as good with it. I'd like to know about card cutting before I go sending for the chopper.

Bob, it cuts cleanly and i think technique comes into play here also. The chopper manual does talk to this as well. I have attached some pix. There is a very slight chamfer but this would not be evident when you glue together.Stating the obvious also but the cut is limited to the length of the blade..I also have a heavy duty paper cutter with replaceable blades that I use for card and paper cutting.

The next item i intend getting is the true sander and this is an item that you put your component against (the side contains sandpaper) and slide against the sandpaper to give a square edge - this is needed even for kits as the edges from the moulds have a slight chamfer to allow removal.







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Les wrote:This is impressive Darren but I need a question answered if you will please. :lol:

In re-reading the thread to follow what you are doing I remembered what I wanted to ask before and forgot. How did you work out what Evergreen materials you needed, what did you buy in the end and did you get it in the UK? When I look in catalogues/web sites they list endless types and sizes and its hard to know where to start.

Hope you don't mind. :lol:

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No problem Les, I made out a list of scale items that I needed. Easiest way to do this is to list by considering the primary components eg walls, roofs, internal strengthening, and then go onto the secondary items such as stairs, frames round doors & windows and then the doors and windows last etc.


I then went down to my local model railway supplier and went through the display - the biggest challenge is that the precut size items (Evergreen) are in standard HO sizes here in the US and not OO so i had to take the closest rather than find an exact match. That being said, it is not cheap and therefore substitutes from card and paper will be looked at as the whole unit does not necessarily need to be made from styrene.



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Thanks Darren, very helpful. :D I guess its always useful if, as you say, you can see them in a shop as well - no such luck here I'm afraid. :(

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Completed the bottom front window. This was very fiddly as I had already installed the window frame (this was before I had finalised how I was going to complete the windows - I wont repeat that in the future) In order to install the glazing bars I inserted a piece of card taped in from behind to ensure that they would be flush. The pix show as completed and the card removed (card removal was problemmatic as the glazing bars had stuck to the card as a result of the bonding solvent!!! I got there in the end!!)






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I finished up all the windows this weekend - i have put the fixed units temporarily on the box, the sliding units are piled up in front.

Next are the doors..



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Those windows are as good as anything I have seen. I suppose the 'chopper' really came into it's own with all those short strips?



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That's a cracking job, Darren.

Those windows look far superior to ones made with PVC tape strips.

Are the glazing bars all flush to the 'glass' or do they actually overlap?

With my poor eyesight I can't really tell just by looking at your photos. :shock:

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They look to me as if they overlap Perry.



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Robert wrote:They look to me as if they overlap Perry.

Ah, it's those young eyes of yours, Bob! :roll: :lol:

Thanks. :wink:

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Excellent photos Darren - the Chopper certainly seems to work.

Like Les (and probably Bob), styrene is new in this part of France. I trawled around the 3 model shops we have around here that don't need an overnight stay to visit, and asked for "carteplastique", "styrene", "plasticard" (thinking it might be a generic product) all to no avail. I even took a small sample in and they'd never seen the stuff !!!!!

Such is life in rural France - they do, however, have exceedingly good wine at sensible prices !!!!

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You're lucky to have a model shop at all Petermac. I haven't found one round the Costa Blanca at all so far. There used to be one in Alicante but I think that has closed down. Yet we have dozens of Toy's R Us shops.



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Perry wrote:That's a cracking job, Darren.

Those windows look far superior to ones made with PVC tape strips.

Are the glazing bars all flush to the 'glass' or do they actually overlap?

With my poor eyesight I can't really tell just by looking at your photos. :shock:

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Folks, thanks for the positive encouragement. The glazing bars are like the real thing - there is no overlap (that would be easier and probably not that noticeable but I would know!!) It is very fiddly and an item i must buy is a pair of reverese tweezers that would make it a lot easier!!!!



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Robert wrote:Those windows are as good as anything I have seen. I suppose the 'chopper' really came into it's own with all those short strips?

Bob whilst the chopper isnt the magic bullet it does make windows easier as there are a lot of small repetitive components that you set the size for and away you go without worring whether the components are an exact match size wise when you go to put them together.



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