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 Posted: Sat Nov 29th, 2008 06:33 am
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owen69 wrote: Perry that glazing has to be the best i have seen,it looks so real.     
 very good material  indeed .

:doublethumb:lol::lol::lol::cool:
    



I like it a lot, Owen. I still need to try it out in different ways to find the best methods though. It's a bit tricky to glue but it's probably just a case of finding the best adhesive. It's very easy to cut with a razor saw, but I don't recommend scoring with a knife then snapping as per cutting plastikard. It's doesn't work too well.

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The latticework framing at the top of the windows posed a little bit of a problem, but I finally decided to make it from 0.020" x 0.030" microstrip.

I measured the lengths of the six pieces required for each pane using a small pair of spring dividers, then transfered the measurement to the microstrip.

I cut two pieces to go corner to corner, then four more to make the diamond shape that completes the pattern.



It's quicker to do than to describe.

Once it has had a coat of paint it should look OK. :thumbs

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It wouldn't dare look anything but OK Perry. :lol:



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Another part done very well and made to look easy. Looking good Perry :thumbs

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Thanks guys. :thumbs

I'm surprised how quick and easy this has turned out to be. As the lattices are such a distinctive feature of the shop front, I couldn't see how I could do anything other than build them a piece at a time.

So here is the first bay window completed:



Four uprights, three horizontal pieces and eighteen lattice strips and the job's done. The horizontal pieces were carefully bent to conform to the shape of the window - much easier than trying to match up lots of separate pieces.

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                     "Four uprights, three horizontal pieces and eighteen lattice strips and the job's done."

You must have the patience of a saint mate. An excellent build (again):doublethumb



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Perry, thanks :thumbs that is impressive -  

 now lets see you do that in the new T scale  :mutley

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Kevr wrote:  

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                     "Four uprights, three horizontal pieces and eighteen lattice strips and the job's done."

You must have the patience of a saint mate. An excellent build (again):doublethumb


Not really, Kev.

Because microstrip is pre-cut, only takes a millisecond or two to trim to length and fixes in place almost instantly with solvent, doing one of these lattice panels doesn't take very long at all.

It's repetitive, certainly, but the process can be interspersed with other tasks whilst the solvent dries.

I've made the three panels on this bay. Now I only have another fifteen panels to make. :brickwall Then I can start on the window frames on the first floor. :doublethumb

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Sol wrote: ................ now lets see you do that in the new T scale  :mutley





Ouch!

"Get thee behind me, Santa!"  (and that's not a spelling mistake, just a seasonal rearrangement of the letters.) :mutley:mutley:mutley


After a wonderful time Christmas shopping in the city this afternoon :shock: it was nice to be able to spend a few minutes doing some more 'lattice work'.

Both the bay windows are now complete:



Looking at the photo above, the transparent plastic doesn't show up at all, but I can assure you it's there!

The plain window at the left-hand end shouldn't take too long to frame up and the other end had a pair of doors with lattice above them in the period in which I am situating this model.

That only leaves the main entrance which is going to need some planning because it is a fairly complex construction with lots of latticing.



It will have to be built in sections, then joined together as a sub-assembly before fitting it to the model. I want another picture or two of the entrance area before I start, so a trip there tomorrow looks to be on the cards.


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There is now a post under the 'Materials & Tools' section giving details of where I got my NUDEC PETg plastic sheet from.

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I didn't get the extra photographs of the main entrance done today as I had planned as I was far too busy with other things....and it didn't really bother getting light here today anyway! :???:

I managed to stay out of most of the rain and cold though and spent a few minutes doing some more 'lattice work'. Very therapeutic! I also knocked up the side door assembly out of a few scrap off-cuts of plastikard. This is only propped in place in the photo so it isn't properly aligned - or finished - yet.



I'm going to make a card mock-up of the main entrance to make sure everything fits before I start chopping plastikard up. It will only take a few minutes and could save a lot of time and grief later. :thumbs

I am going to employ a little 'modeller's licence' and build some steps up to both lots of doors. There are small steps on the prototype but I want them a little bit bigger. The depth of the plinths also has to accomodate the thickness of the paving that will be added eventually.

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With regard to the larger steps you intend to build, Perry: The modern photos of the prototype show what looks like a tiled ramp. I can only assume that this is a recent innovation, and that your older photos show the original form.

By the way - great window lattice work :cool::cool::cool:



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Nice building.  Should look great when finished.



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The tiled floor is probably original i have a tiled entrance hall which was laid in1896

and i have seen similar ones to Perrys picture usually about 1 inch square tiles laid at either square or 45 degree positions.

Im sure our Perry will be laying each individual tile :lol::lol:

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The Co-op first came to town in 1906. The original building was small with pull-down shop blinds. During 1915 it was comandeered by the military and it burnt down in 1916.

The new building opened in 1921.

The Co-op closed in 1983 and the building has had a few alterations since then.

There now; not only do you get a scratchbuild, but you get a history lecture thrown in for free! :cool wink

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henryparrot wrote: Tim

The tiled floor is probably original i have a tiled entrance hall which was laid in1896

and i have seen similar ones to Perrys picture usually about 1 inch square tiles laid at either square or 45 degree positions.

Im sure our Perry will be laying each individual tile :lol::lol:

cheers Brian


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1 inch square. Hmmmm. That makes each scale tile about 0.3mm square. :shock: 

Er - no, I don't think so. I don't work to less than 0.5mm accuracy - sorry. :It's a no no :lol::lol:

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rector wrote: ............The modern photos of the prototype show what looks like a tiled ramp....

All to do with the current legislation regarding access for people with disabilities, I guess.

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It looks as though the way to build the main entrance is to do it in (at least) two parts, otherwise it's going to be almost impossible to do the interior lattice work.

I made a mock up out of two pieces of card, just to check that everything will fit:



Here they are stood roughly in position:



It looks like the place has been boarded up!

To get sharp angles where the front windows turn inwards at 90 degrees, I may cut the glazing material and re-join it, rather than just bend it.

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I think you are correct about the way to build the entrance, Perry. Build it as a complete sub-assembly and fix it in afterwards. That would be my choice anyway.

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Gwent Rail wrote: I think you are correct about the way to build the entrance, Perry. Build it as a complete sub-assembly and fix it in afterwards. That would be my choice anyway.

I think most of the painting will have to be completed before it can be assembled and fixed in place too, Jeff.

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