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 Posted: Sun May 17th, 2020 04:11 pm
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During the lock down in my case now 9 weeks due to my wife being in the most at risk group I have started yet another (my 12th) Black Country themed layout. So far I have built all the point work 4 left and 1 right hand and started on the buildings. The canal-side factories are based on the structures of my Wallows layout so some of you might recognize them whilst the foundry is a flight of fancy. The buildings are 2mm lite-ply with embossed plasticard overlays although the foundry office is from plasticard. The Canal-side factories will hide the fiddle yard with the foundry hiding the exit. My baseboards are on order and as soon as I can I will order the track from Marcway.
Note none of the roofs are fitted only resting in place as they need finishing.











And now a bit of light relief, a bit of a draft in here. (to be set in the office when finished)




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That's brilliant Mike - or should it be "Sir John" ............................ :roll: :roll:

What glue did you use to stick the plasticard to the ply ?  I understand plastic to wood can be difficult .............. :hmm

Absolutely love the guy in the drawing office - a stroke of genius there !!  What is the character - Modelu ?



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Thank you Peter, I use an impact adhesive spread very thinly to hold the plasticard to the lite-ply. The figure is from a french company they do quite a range but are expensive.

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That looks great. That is going to be a large building! Can't wait to see how it progresses.



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At last just received my Evergreen plastic so I can get on with finishing the foundry office. still loads to do.



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A bit more bodging on the Foundry office, pattern shop and tempering shop. I really should have tidied the work area before taking happy snaps and I only just remembered to put the light on.
















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Mr Buffey is a clever chap with all those trades above the door.

Great scene inside - that's the wonder of 7mm scale - the detail, should you wish to model it, can be amazing.

Fabulous stuff and don't worry about the untidy workspace - most are much worse that yours ................. :thumbs



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