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 Posted: Fri Jun 1st, 2018 08:03 pm
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Forgive me if I post an unsolicited "OwIdidit" here, but having just watched a U.S. You Tube video nearly an hour long on the same subject for mediocre results I thought this might help someone who has to do a number of small sheds, outhouses, kennels etc and doesn't want to spend a lot of time at it. Iv'e done a drawing to show how simple it is, they stand reasonable "lookin' at", and the fact that you can't see inside doesn't detract too much from their effectiveness. The shiny acatate reflects the ambient light quite well. Those shown below are from a terraced cottage scene I made some years ago, but you'll get the point.

Just Packeto Cornoflako and bits of scrap.








All five sheds made in less than an evenings work, as no measuring as sides and fronts etc can be cut almost straight off the blocks themselves.

Poop-poop!

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What are the two cages for, Doug?



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Thanks Doug,
Out of interest the covering paper effects look very good - what brand are they?
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gdaysydney wrote: Thanks Doug,
Out of interest the covering paper effects look very good - what brand are they


Knowing Doug, they would be from Scalescenes.



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Dave, Sol has got it spot-on....Scalescenes.

Max, the cages are for dogs, the cottage at that end is occupied by a stockman's family.

The other end is occupied by a travelling salesman, Suitcase Sam, hence the nice garden and the car, the only one at White Cottages.





The row was scratch built from an illustration in J Ahern's Miniature Building Construction, I'm sure I've shown some pictures here?

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What great buildings. And Suitcase Sam has done an awesome job on the brick paving

You mentioned John Ahern's book - as others have done from time to time. Every now and then I have searched for John Ahern's book but the postage to Oz keeps putting me off. One US second hand store was charging something like $8 for the book and $34 for postage.

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They look bl@@dy brilliant Doug  :thumbs :thumbs :thumbs


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Thanks, Doug.

I can see the doggie doors, now I look more closely.   :cool:



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Hi Doug, 
I take it that you would have used plywood or foam core for the brick fences with similarly stuck on paper bricks?

A few changes in the minor details and it could just as easily be an Australian back yard in an inner city area!

Well Done and Cheers

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Thank you, Trevor,

I forget exxactly what I did back then, but 3mm balsa is my favoured substrate for 9" garden dividing walls,see

http://yourmodelrailway.net/view_topic.php?id=5556&forum_id=126&highlight=garden+wall+dooferdog

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