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 Posted: Sat Feb 7th, 2009 03:50 pm
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Wayne Williams wrote: .....................I think my biggest challenge will be the deck. Keeping it nice and straight and making it look like wood, using plastic. I guess there's a first time for everything.
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I had to simulate wood on my Town Cross project and think (hope :oops:) it looks fairly convincing. Scribing plain sheet as decking or using some embossed sheet will solve the construction part easily enough. I suggest that you then experiment with paint on some scrap material for the required finish though. Working up to it by dry-brushing over a grey base coat worked for me. Perhaps you could consider this as a starting point for your paint job? Use very small amounts of paint and work up gradually. You can always add more, but removing what you've already applied can be tricky! I used enamels as dry-brushing works well with this type of paint. I haven't tried it with acrylics.

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Hi Wayne

Just caught up with this build and viewed the pics. What a great job. I think your work is very precise and therefore very neat.  It is a real pleasure watching this structure coming together.  It is amazing how much you have advanced from those early days too, producing some outstanding results.

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In between playing games with the four year old I was able to get some play time of my own on the model.

The first picture is most, but not all, of the windows and doors needed.


I have begun building the last addition called the Mud Room! When I slide it up to the house, my heart did a skip. This picture shows why. Look in the window of the mud room and you will see the base of the house sticking up in it. You (and I) can blame the guy who did the drawing. He just did not go far enough with the details or this would have been caught long ago.


Luckily for him this is the fix. I will have to get out the trusty old saw and put in a notch to move the base farther away from the window. Actually in the prototype what you see there is really there. Where the notch will be is the steps leading down into the basement. To the left of the steps is a big chunk of concrete, so when I'm done with sawing the notch out, it will be even more accurate.


And a little different view.


I'd better get off this computer, it's time to go to bed. We've learned if we all go it's much easier in the long run!

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You see Wayne - that's what happens when you model in such fine detail !!  You have to put everything in.   When you've done the basement steps, don't forget that little nail  on the porch that sometimes snags your jacket when you walk past !!

The house gets better and better.  When it's finished, it would be great to see shots of the model alongside matching shots of the prototype.  That really would be amazing.



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Looking really great mate, you seem to be improving at each and every step you do well done.

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Petermac wrote:
  When it's finished, it would be great to see shots of the model alongside matching shots of the prototype.  That really would be amazing.

Petermac, I agree with you, and I will do just that. I can't tell you how many times I look at the pictures of the real house. Too many things that I would like to do are just too small, like that nail you spoke of! :mutley

We all know that there are many things in scratchbuilding or even in our layouts, that we cannot do. The end result should still be a great representation of the prototype. It is amazing how close so many modelers come to the real thing!

Now where is my saw?

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PS: Who said anything about putting in steps? :pedal



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Our babysitting duties have been completed, so I am back at building the model.
The next area to build was the roof of the mud room. I could not work inside this room, due to the way I built it, so I have added the support for the roof to the roof before assembling it.



The view from the west end. The siding is not yet attached, just leaning in place, somewhat anyway. The structure itself is attached and was glued in place in my wood corner fixture, so that gap you see at the bottom is just the matt sitting on the table top.


And a view from above.


Next up is to start the decking around the house. This next picture shows the roof support that will align and hold the vertical posts. These are six pieces, not yet joined together. The holes you see will hold the vertical posts (.08 x .10) These pieces will be bonded to the porch ceiling.


Here they are sitting where they belong on the ceiling.


I have begun working on the decking because I am waiting for parts to be delivered. They are supposed to arrive today according to the UPS web site. I am waiting for Micro Glaze, which is the liquid window glass. If that works well then I can start bonding in all of the loose pieces that already built. If it doesn't, then I must cut out windows and bond them in place, otherwise I do not have enough access to put them in from the bottom of the house.

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just been watching a tv prog over here called grand designs,
all about people building their own houses, i think yours could be one of them

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It doesn't matter from which angle you look at this build of yours, it's just beautiful, have you cut out those supports yourself

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Alan wrote:
Wayne, have you cut out those supports yourself?

Yes Alan, the supports are made from a solid strip of styrene .08 x .125 with a strip on the inside and outside of it, of .03 x .125 styrene. The vertical posts will be .08 x .100, that is the size of those holes, well as close as I could get to that anyway.

I will be making a similar looking system for the underneath of the deck too. That should be coming up soon, though I really now need to be putting in windows so I can proceed with the main building.

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I have begun putting in windows, because the liquid stuff didn't cut it. I haven't tried it, but the instructions could not be followed after the window was installed. Win some, lose more! :thud

The two windows on the left (first picture) do not have glass in them as yet, but the rest do. That siding panel is still removable.






I did manage to install all of the windows that I had previously installed the frame and siding onto the model. Was not fun, or easy to do, so I am glad I waited with the rest of them.

My mind is full ideas on the deck, and here I am putting in windows.:twisted: I am getting more confidence on the design of the deck. I am pretty sure now that it will be strong enough to handle the model without damaging it. I will more than likely be putting in gussets underneath the deck boards (where they can't be seen) to give it some side to side strength. More on the deck design later. Now back to the windows!

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First class, Wayne!

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Have you decided yet about using wood for the decking, those windows are really nice, a must have a look on their website.

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Alan, here is the web site for the windows and doors. First time I've tried this, so I hope it works.

http://www.tichytraingroup.com

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That's a good link Wayne and even though it says H0 scale a lot of it is equally good for 4mm as doors and windows come in all sizes. Must list some of those in the Equipment Index. Thanks for a good 'un.



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Bob, they have "N", "HO", "S", & "O" scales listed on their web site. Just click the one that you are interested in. Like you say, HO & OO are very close anyway.

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Worked most of the day today on completing the shingles. This is really starting to look like the kids house. Makes my fingers not hurt as much! :mutley









Going to take a break tomorrow, it's time with our granddaughter again, just for the afternoon, but hey I'll take whatever I can get.

Getting anxious to start the deck!

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