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 Posted: Thu Aug 6th, 2009 10:27 pm
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On my Barnstable thread, I started describing the use of the latest Scalescenes kit available as part of Hornby mag #26 but will now be part of the Forum section dealing with Scalescenes specifically




The low relief warehouse is quite large for my needs so I have worked out that I can remove 1" / 25mm from the height and  1 &1 /4" / 32mm from the length to make it look better & playing with Nero Image program, I even managed to reduce the sliding doors in size to fit the new openings . This warehouse normally sits on the baseboard level for road access but mine will be rail so I will need to make a platform  to go with - No end to improvements, etc.

Now for carefull cutting out & gluing to card.






OK, making the front wall, I have taken 1"'/ 25mm off both the height & length.

Top part is the original ,bottom is mine



Now for more to be done.


 

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 Posted: Thu Aug 6th, 2009 10:54 pm
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Ron, wasHornby mag #26 just giving this away? It looks perfect for my needs.



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 Posted: Thu Aug 6th, 2009 11:02 pm
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Hornby have giving quite a few away. The website has 2 free downloads - one I have built.
Scalescenes is actually based in Queensland even though the website is USA based - as it is faster so John Wiffen advised me some time ago.He does HO as well http://www.scalescenes.com/hoinfo/hoinfo.html

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 Posted: Fri Aug 7th, 2009 07:21 am
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Scanned the 4 sheets a couple of times to give me lots to play with. I have been building up the end walls. The lintels being flat printed, I glued some extras to thin card & added them to give some depth.


 This concept will be used on all Scalescenes & Metcalfe buildings.



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 Posted: Fri Aug 7th, 2009 04:31 pm
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Can i assume what you are doing is scanning the image from the magazine then printing the parts you want from the scanned image?

What sort of backing card are you using and what glue or glues are you using to affix it?

cheers Brian

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henryparrot wrote: Ron

Can i assume what you are doing is scanning the image from the magazine then printing the parts you want from the scanned image? Yes

What sort of backing card are you using and what glue or glues are you using to affix it?  Whatever I have on hand of about the thickness. For one part, I glued two pieces ( cereal box card) together to get the 1mm needed.  Glue - both Glue stick & PVA. My mate, Robbo of signal box fame  now uses Tarzan's Grip as wsell as it dries quicker than PVA but no as bad a some brands of Superglue which grab & stick ASAP - not enough time to get the right position.

cheers Brian


Applying PVA to small pieces, I use the sharp end of a modelling file to transfer glue - you could use a small paint brush.

Normally scanning copies via Inkjet, the ink will run if wet later or fade & the instructions do mention about spraying with matt varnish. In fact the actual pages from the Hornby mag are shinypaper - different printing so perhap sspraying will not be needed for these but I have & will anyway even just to reduce the shine.

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Bit more done now. Added the roof - that was fun to get the correct length now that I shortend it so that the roof sections look OK when cut & joined. It does not have a back wall so I printed up some dark brick paper to hide the blue wall that will behind this warehouse/goods shed.

This pic shows one back wall through the open door, the other to be installed once the office is finished.




now a view from the back



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How are you finding it folding round tight bends like on window and door recesses?

Are you using a straight edge or something to press it around?

Also on the tight corners is it pulling to colour apart when you form it as it is going tight around a corner?

cheers Brian

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Brian, as long as the card has sharp edges & I fold it around & use a metal ruler first to give a good edge, it seems to go into windows & doors OK.
I have had no problems with paper pulling apart this time when cornering - one could spray the lot first with either gloss or matt varnish. The paper used in the Hornby mag is better quality than what I use in my printer.
Using too much PVA has in past attempts, softened the paper so it may pull apart - the advantage of Scalescenes is the ability to reprint anytime.

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Finished. Some parts a bit fiddly & as I cut it down in heigjht, I mucked up the top vertical row of bricks but I obtained Scalescenes Aged Brown Brick &  that fixed that.







close up of trhe Office




because it is low relief, the back wall is closer than  it should be but it is better than a blue wall.

In situ - platform to be done next.


 The short piece of background is from the Model Rail of some years ago - 00 & N scale .

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nice job fills the bill and looks good in situ.

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Well done Ron. I like that very much. It stands up to close inspection very well.

Mike

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It has come out extremely well thanks for taking us through the build

Plus the fact you have shown its possible to adapt the kit aswell to fit the area you want to use it in.

I would imagine the door runner cover was one of the fiddly bits as its long and a thin section so must have been difficult to fix over that length

cheers Brian

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I wonder how you'd go adding a view of an interior onto the close back wall inside to make it look deeper.

Mike

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http://www.gatewaynmra.org/download.htm might help you if you decide to try it

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That's a very effective little building Ron, nice one sir! I have the relevant magazine myself so I just might have a go.

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I like that Sol.  It looks very realistic and sharp - hard to tell it's just printed paper. :thumbs:thumbs



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Brian, that sliding door runner was easy by comparison to the top edge along the wall - glued both sides - had to make sure it stayed straight.
Mike, a good site- I will have to look into it further.

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Nice to see some paper and card being used so well, Ron!

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Depending on the era you are modelling a way to make the inside of the warehouse appear bigger than it really is without adding an interior is to add another internal doorway and either have another set of doors, or some of the dangly semi clear plastic strip that keeps the weather out.

At work we have our main shutter door, then about 15 foot in is another doorway which has the dangly plastic strips that the fork truck can run through.



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