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 Posted: Fri Mar 27th, 2009 03:14 pm
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Thanks guys for the feedback thats why I decided to post all the progress here. I need to get the masters spot on as I dont want any problems later! So far I have done the front, back and end wall + one internal wall. For the mold I have an old kitchin cupboard door with a jig made up using 2x1 timber. All the gaps round the edges have been filled with caulk as well as coating the wood. I have made the frame with a 10mm gap round the master. This job im doing at the moment is realy taking its toil as im coming home every night with headaches so my concentration is not at its best. Just been told that due to 'problems' we are off mon,tue so time to get the building masters sorted and the molds made. ;-)

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 Posted: Fri Mar 27th, 2009 04:41 pm
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Heres a couple of pics taken last night....







 For the door on the end I found an old door off a hornby house. As for the main doors im not quite happy with the window frames so tomorrow im off to Darlington to get some evergreen strips and some milliput to fill the gaps round the edges. The brickwork however is spot on so thanks Jeff for the wills tip. Now that I have mon,tue off I can spend the time getting the masters finished so tonight I can do a bit more on the modules. BTW the building was assembled using blue tack!! ;-)

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 Posted: Fri Mar 27th, 2009 05:22 pm
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Dave - I presume that's the master and not a casting !! :roll::roll::roll:

Looks good to me - I particularly like the odd brick protruding from the flush in photo 2 - that shows it's built by brickies and not machines !!!

Sorry the job seems to be causing problems - are you operating a machine or what ?  Just wondering what's causing the headaches - maybe it's the "pink and purple" bits from the bike ride !! :lol::lol::lol::lol:

Also - with Monday and Tuesday off on a temporary job - that doesn't look too good particularly in the spring when the grass is growing !!!!



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 Posted: Fri Mar 27th, 2009 11:47 pm
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We are actualy being employed to rework 18000 lawn mowers that have faulty motors. Looks like the replacement motors are no good as well so back to work on wendsday when the replacements arrive. I am actualy at the packing end of the small line and my job is to put the grass box in the box and fit the switch assembly to the handle. This involves using an air operated screwdriver that is hung up from a sprung pully. My right fore arm is aching from pulling down on the spring and my legs hurt from the bike and standing all day. The pain in my arm is also effecting my modeling. I think the headaches are from lack of light, dusty boxes and having to work next to the radio that is tuned into crap fm!!I will get payed for mon/tue as this has been taken from my holiday entitlement but as im only there a couple of months its not much of a problem. Also if I leave in the next couple of weeks before I have accumilated and hols then the company looses!! :twisted: 

All the stuff we have done over the past week will have to be redone again so thats an extra weeks work.

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 Posted: Sat Mar 28th, 2009 08:13 am
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One wonders how UK Limited has managed to survive this long (although I believe Flymo is an Electrolux Company :roll::roll:)

There you are Dave, re-fitting 18,000 faulty electric motors (so that's 36,000 crap motors in total !!), being laid off (but paid) for 2 days because the suppliers can't make an electric motor and you were only drafted in for a couple of months as "extras" to cover the cost of this debacle in the first place !!!!

A friend told me the tale of an order for 100 castings being placed with a Japanese drop forger.  The order stated a 5% fault tollerence.  Only 95 units arrived and the company asked where the other 5 units were.  Oh, replied the Japs, they are the 5% faulty ones you wanted, we're just making them now !!!!

What ever happened to the days when people had a pride in what they did and it was expected that an electric motor would at least work !!!!!



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Sign of the times I'm afraid Peter. The supplier has two factories one in Italy and one in the Chech republic so no prizes for guessing where the duff ones are from!

Ok trip to Stockton today resulted in me parting with £20! I got some more wills brick sheets and roof sections, a nice Victorian bridge + canal boat (for potters lane), plasticard, milliput and some evergreen strips. One thing that did catch my eye was a hornby 153 unit in regional railways livery. Deffo have to have one!! :thumbs

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Forgot to mention I also got one of those massage things that Matt was on about for £4. ;-)

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Yesterday I replaced all the entrance doors/window frames with some made from evergreen strip. The result is much better. Last night I made a start on the first two molds so by about 8pm tonight I will know if it has worked or not. :roll: Im a bit worried that I dont have enough silicon to make all the molds although I dont want to skimp on the stuff and end up with a mold that will only do about five casts. Ordering more silicone isn't the problem its the VAT and postage that shoots up the bill!! More later. ;-)

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First two molds have now been made they just need cleaning up a bit. Have to wait now untill the weekend before I can try them as the molds need to stand for three days first. Heres a couple of pics...





Once I know that the molds work ok I will then make the rest. ;-)

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Sucess!! The first two wall sections have come out very well so tomorrow I will make the rest of the molds. Pics later. ;-)

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Just a couple of pics. First a clear wall section....



With a bit of paint.....



Now that I have proved that the clear cast methord works last night I made the rest of the molds. My next task is to design the roof section as I want to incorprate the wiring for the lights. :thumbs

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Good result, Dave. Who'd've thunk you could do things like that?!

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Nice work Dave,
Looks the biz to me...

Done your Business Plan yet? Cash Flow, Profit and Loss projections, etc?

You're going to need it.



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Looking fine at the mo dave.

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Marty wrote: .......................................

Done your Business Plan yet? Cash Flow, Profit and Loss projections, etc?

You're going to need it.

Got your overdraft organised ?  They tell me interest rates in UK are rock bottom at the moment !!



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Dont forget it will need a real good clean before painting, any release agents used will stop the paint sticking!

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The molds dont use a relise agent but the walls were still tacky after a couple of days. I need to reread the instructions to find out how to get round this. They were painted with acrylics the plan is to seal the finished building with some matt varnish.

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Looks like the first set of mouldings are a sucess Dave

Are you going to be selling all the wiring as well :question

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Not sure yet Alan. I will be designing the roof so that the wiring is embedded into the resin then the lighting can then be fitted as required. The main factor is cost of the leds as Potters lane uses 10. So if I can get the leds for say 20p each then that would only be an extra £2 however if they are a £1 each then and extra £10 is a bit steep! The clear casting works well and I only used an egg cup full of resin to make the two walls so hopefully the whole building shouldn't cost much for materials. Im still not sure on a price for the finished buildings but having priced scenecraft and skaledale station buildings at around £30 I think that if I can sell mine for about the same I will have cracked it. :hmm  

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