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 Posted: Tue Oct 26th, 2010 07:25 am
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 Posted: Tue Oct 26th, 2010 07:26 am
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 Posted: Tue Oct 26th, 2010 07:50 am
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The Wills course stone sheet is unfortunately too uniform in appearance .

The  Wills random stone is nearer the mark and from the illustration looks better than Slaters equivalent  random stone (sheet 0421)



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 Posted: Tue Oct 26th, 2010 08:12 am
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The only others I have come up with are two from the Faller range of Wall Sheets .

Faller 170610 Natural Stone and 170627 Natural Stone . The latter may  be the better of the two.



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 Posted: Tue Oct 26th, 2010 11:17 am
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That first wills sheet looks not far of DD the second wills sheet is the one I got. If you study the wall there are definate straight courses of stonework so im going to experement using some milliput on the stuff I have.

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This may seem a couple of silly ideas, but...

If the panels of cladding are standard sizes, you could either a) get a selection of them etched in brass, or b) make a few masters and then cast a mould for making them in resin.

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With a bit of milliput on the wills cladding that I had I have managed to get somthing that looks not far off the prototype...



 After studying the pics the cladding looks like it was laid in strips and the stone work is very square in apearence near the doors and at the end of the building. I have scribed the strips in and squared up the stone work at the ends and when compared to the prototype pics I think I have it. Now I just need to know the colour although im sure I read somewhere that the cladding was a pinky colour ??

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The black and white pictures of the real station seem to suggest there were a number of colours used although a well known Somerset colour for limestone is honey . Will have a look through for the reference to pink - cant say I remember reading that one.



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Im sure it was inthe RM artical. Im on the workshop computer so I will check the main pc downstairs next time I switch it on. :thumbs 

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Hello dave ,just seen the new site looks great very well done and i hope it gets you some orders.

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Thanks Shaun.

This afternoon I have been building baseboards.....










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Never a dull moment at your place is there mate.
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The client has got some trestles that the layout will be sitting on. The metal corners were an after thought as my local wickes (diy shop) were selling packs of 4 for £1.58. They will help to keep the frame ridged and have holes drilled in the middle that I suppose I could attach legs to if required. The baseboard top is 6mm ply. This might sound a bit thin but the client will be overlaying the ply with sundela board. I had an email from him last night after I sent some pics of the baseboards. Aparently he knows someone down in exeter who is intrested in WCM so I will take some business cards with me on saturday when I deliver the boards. :thumbs

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Yesterday I made a start on building a toy farm for one of the ladies I work with at Asda. So far I have cut out the base and made a start on the barn/stable walls. Construction is from 6mm MDF sheet and the build is realy testing my skills ! As the farm will be a christmas present for a toddler it needs to be strong yet I carn't use any screwes or nails to hold everything together. I have therfore been using the bandsaw to make finger joints for the end of the walls so that they will interlock and give the buildings more strength. Im hoping to get the rest of the walls cut today so possably some pics later. :thumbs 

 

For those following the Portishead build the doors have now been painted black and the panels red ( yeh it looks strange !) Work will resume on the building once I have these two woodwork jobs out of the way. ;-)

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A few progress pics of the farm....















 

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Got the farm painted last night so now I just have to cut out the roofs. This morning I picked up my RTV silicone from the post office so this morning I will be making the mold for the 312 EMU cabs. Today I also have to finish off the baseboards as I still need to drill the holes in the ends for the fixing bolts so that I can deliver them to the customer tomorrow. After dropping the baseboards off we are planning to go and see my relitives in Stoke. I just hope I can remember the short cut over the moors from Bakewell to Leek ! :roll:

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Never made it to Stoke as 1 I didn't feel up to the extra drive and 2 I was bidding on some lima 117 coaches on ebay and the bidding was up at 8.30 ! Been a good day as my customer was realy pleased with his new baseboards. Now he can start on his new layout based on the yorkshire section of the ECML in steam days. I supplied him with four 4'x2' baseboards but when I saw the plan that is just a small corner of the finished layout ! I have also been asked to build an overall roof based on York for this first section. When I got in the mold for the 312 cab has set and has now been left to fully cure overnight before casting the first cab tomorrow. Finaly I was sucessfull in aquiring the 117 coaches thanks to a last minute bid in the closing seconds. The plan is to fit class 304 cabs to both of the centre cars and remove the cab from the 117 driving trailer. The bogies will be replaced with bachmann thompson style ones. The unit will either carry blue/grey or regional railways livery. :cool: :thumbs

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Now that I have some more pics of Portishead I have been able to backdate the railway modeller plan of the building as a garage to what it would have looked like when it was actualy a station !!



 
As a result I have at last been able to build the rear wall of the building....








Unfortunatly when I pealed of the backing sheet from the clear acrylic I noticed some scratches right across the lower windows. Typical my camera wont pick them up !









 
Not even from the inside



The repainted front doors




After trying to piece together all the info over the past few months the building is finaly starting to fall into place











The black panels have been done using emery paper to give them the rough finish that the prototype building had.  



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Dont worry Dave - I promise to take my glasses off each time I look at the back wall or as I said we put it down to subsidence as on the real station. Glad the new photos were of assistance.

Coming on well ! Very pleasing :thumbs

Currently following up another lead - this time for Wiltshire History Centre who may have documents dated around 1952 relating to a new station to be built in North Somerset . Will keep you informed.



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